Human Resources

Human Resources Management Certificate

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The HR field is more competitive than ever. How can you distinguish yourself and stay ahead of the curve? One of the best ways is to earn a credential such as USF’s Human Resources Management Certificate.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for HR managers in 2021 was over $126,000. If you’re ready for a role that offers that level of compensation, our certificate can help get you there. Put yourself first in line for an HR leadership position with our career development program. 


The 10-course program provides a comprehensive, practical foundation in human resources and the skills required for advancement, all done on your terms. With our flexible program options, finish in as little as three months, or take as long as you need.

You’ll finish the program with human resources certificate benefits that can quickly move you ahead in your career:

  • Earn a credential that sets you apart from your colleagues.

  • Increase your chances of landing a new job or promotion.

  • Boost your earning potential.

  • Become a recognized expert and leader in the field.

  • Keep yourself and your organization more competitive in today's economy.

Why Choose USF?

  • Enroll in individual courses or complete the entire certificate.
  • Earn a résumé-enhancing credential backed by a major research university with more than 25 years of experience training HR professionals.
  • Learn from industry experts and veterans who live what they teach.
  • Earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs or SHRM Recertification credits.
  • Showcase your skills and stand apart from colleagues and competitors with a USF digital badge for your social media profiles, including LinkedIn.
  • Register on an open-enrollment basis — no application or prerequisites required.


The HR Management Certificate will no longer have preset courses. Participants will be required to take SHRM Essentials and complete a total of 10 courses to earn the certificate. Participants can choose nine of the elective courses based on their unique interests.

Required Course:

  • SHRM Essentials of Human Resources


  • HR Law I
  • HR Risk Management
  • Business Acumen for HR Professionals
  • Fundamentals of Compensation
  • HR Performance Management
  • Project Management for HR Professionals
  • Performance Appraisal Systems
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Human Resource Leaders for a Multi-Generational Workforce
  • Continuous Improvement for HR Professionals
  • Emotional Intelligence and Resiliency for HR Professionals
  • HR Law II or HR Law & Ethics
  • HR Data-Based Decision Making
  • Capstone for the HR Professional (provided as part of the SHRM Essentials registration)


This program has been designed using cutting edge technology that encompasses hybrid learning techniques of both live online (instructor-led) and self-paced courses.


  •  $595 per course

Ready to enhance your HR skills and advance your career? Register for a course today, or download our brochure and speak to an advisor for more information!

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USF Corporate Training is an official 2023 partner with SHRM

USF Corporate Training is an official 2023 partner with SHRM
The University of South Florida Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.