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Human Resources Management Certificate


Meet the demands of a rapidly changing field.

Human resources is a growing field in need of highly trained individuals with diverse skills. Developed as an introduction to the fundamental theories of modern human resources management, these in-depth courses address the core issues facing HR departments today. Hands-on training from Extended Studies helps veteran human resources professionals keep current in a rapidly changing field while providing those new or aspiring to the profession with the skills and knowledge they need to build a successful career.

To earn a certificate in Human Resources Management, a student must successfully complete a total of 10 courses, consisting of five Human Resources Management core courses and five professional development courses approved as electives. Certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of each course. Upon completion of the 10 courses, a Certificate in Human Resources Management will be awarded. Please note Supervisory Management core and Human Resources Management core courses may only be applied toward the completion requirements of one certificate program.

Required Core Courses:
Click here to enroll to current core courses. 

  • Compensation and Benefits*
  • Employee Relations*
  • Employment, Placement and Practices*
  • Human Resources Training and Development*
  • Legal Aspects and Liability Issues for Employers*

*Courses marked with an asterisk have been approved or submitted for HR or business recertification credit hours toward PHR or SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and PDCs through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HRCI homepage at or the SHRM site at


Some electives are offered on rotation. Click here to enroll to current classes. 

  • Colorful Personalities: Navigating the Differences and Bringing Out the Best
  • Conducting Interviews and Talent Selection
  • Delegating for Effective Management and Employee Development
  • Employee Retention Tactics That Work
  • Influential Leadership
  • Power Writing For Business
  • Talking Till You're Blue? How to Handle Difficult Conversations
  • The Art and Power of Coaching: How Leaders Engage and Inspire Others
  • Working with the Problem Employee
  • Conflict Resolution & De-Escalation Skills Training
  • Leading & Managing with Effective Conversations
  • The Power of Social and Emotional Intelligence for Leadership Success

Five Course Discount:

Individuals who register and pay for five Human Resources courses at the same time will receive a 10% discount. Please call (775) 784-4046 or (800) 233-8928 to register for all five courses at the same time and ask to receive the five course discount (not available for online registrations). Completion of all five courses is required to receive the discount; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.

For more information, please contact Extended Studies.