Professional Development

Human Resource Management Certificate

Gain a comprehensive, practical foundation in human resources. Students who complete this certificate program will learn the skills required for advancement in the human resources field.

Course Structure

You may enroll in individual courses or complete the entire certificate sequence to earn a resume-enhancing credential. Convenient courses are offered nights, weekends and weekdays to accommodate working professionals.  These courses are on an open enrollment basis with no application required!  You may register for these courses in any order.

Who Should Attend?
Early-career HR staff and those in career transition.

What You Will Learn
To earn the Human Resource Management certificate, students complete ten courses. Students have up to two years to complete the required courses.

Required Courses

What You Will Earn
Upon successfully completing this program, you will receive a certificate from USF Continuing Education.
For each course you will earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs, recertification credit and you will receive a letter of completion, which may apply for professional development credit. 


Cost of Attendance
$395 per course

USF Alumni, USF Faculty & Staff, USF Faculty & Staff Family Members and USF Students are eligible to receive 10 percent discount on Continuing Education courses. How to Receive the Discount.

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Upcoming Scheduled Sessions
Course Name Start Date Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Employee Benefits Planning October 31, 2017 Tues., Oct. 31 Tues., Nov. 7 Tues., Nov. 14 Tues., Nov. 21
Maximize your HR Communication Effectiveness November 4, 2017 Sat., Nov. 4 Sat., Nov. 18 xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx
HR Planning and Development November 20, 2017 Mon., Nov. 20 Mon., Nov. 27 Mon., Dec. 4 Mon., Dec. 11
Risk Management for HR Professionals November 30, 2017 Thurs., Nov. 30 Thurs., Dec. 7 Thurs., Dec. 14 Thurs., Dec. 21
Compensation Design and Administration January 08, 2018 Mon., Jan. 8 Mon., Jan. 15 Mon., Jan. 22 Mon., Jan. 29
Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity January 09, 2018 Tues., Jan. 9 Tues., Jan. 16 Tues., Jan. 23 Tues., Jan. 30
Dealing with Difficult Employees January 10, 2018 Wed., Jan. 10 Wed., Jan. 17 Wed., Jan. 24 Wed., Jan. 31
Performance Appraisal Systems February 6, 2018 Tues., Feb. 6 Tues., Feb., 13 Tues., Feb. 20 Tues., Feb. 27

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