Human Resources

Human Resources

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Whether you’re a new HR manager or a seasoned professional, USF’s HR management courses provide the skills and credentials you need to succeed in this demanding profession.

Distinguish yourself as an expert with our HR management certificate programs or take individual HR courses to fill any gaps in your skill set and stay up to date in the field.
All HR courses are exclusively taught by industry veterans and consultants who live what they teach — so you’ll get high quality instruction and skills that work in the real world.

Human Resources Management Certificate

Gain a comprehensive, practical foundation in human resources. This program is ideal for new HR professionals transitioning into the field, managers with HR responsibilities, experienced HR professionals seeking to update their skills and SHRM-certified professionals seeking to earn recertification credit. Topics include an introduction to HR management, fundamentals of compensation, HR data-based decision making, business acumen, HR performance and risk management, talent acquisition and human resources law.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This introductory course offers a comprehensive overview of human resources roles and responsibilities and covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Up-to-date, easy-to-understand content ensures that you master HR concepts and apply them to everyday situations and issues. Increase your on-the-job confidence, understand your organization's complex HR issues and stay up-to-date on the latest HR laws and regulations.

SHRM Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional

Acquire the knowledge needed to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from an approved SHRM provider! Experienced instructors lead participants through the SHRM Learning System, historically ranked as the No. 1 HR certification prep tool. Choose between several modalities. 


Dedicated cohort offerings specifically for your organization are available for these programs. If you have a group of 10+ participants, we can provide a dedicated session for your team at your convenience on a schedule that best meets your needs. You may also be eligible to receive a group discount. Please email David Hill at for information on how a dedicated cohort can be organized for your team.

SHRM USF Partnership
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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.