"The classes feel less like a lecture and more like a conference with people sharing ideas." —Peter Haralabopoulos, Certificate Program in Human Resource Management student
With the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, you can develop the knowledge, methods and skills necessary to meet the human resource challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce. With courses developed by top HR professionals and approved for recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute, the certificate gives you a strong foundation in current HR best practices. It also prepares you to lead the strategic deployment of human capital in today's corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring your education is relevant and up-to-date. Courses are taught by working human resource professionals with many years of practical experience. Join our email list to stay informed about this certificate.
The table contains the required courses for the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
7 Required Courses, Minimum of 2 Electives, 17 Semester Units (258 Hours of Instruction)
|Required Courses||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom||Online|
|Essentials of Human Resources||X450.1||2||Fall
|Effective Performance Management||X452.3||2||Fall
|Employee Recruitment, Selection and Placement||X450.8||2||Fall
|Human Resource Systems and Technology||X482.2||2||Fall
|Talent Management and Workforce Development||X493.9||2||Fall
|Electives||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom||Online|
|Designing Training Programs||X490.7||2||Summer|
|Employee Benefit Plans||X450||2||Fall
|HR Metrics: Measuring and Analyzing Human Capital||X496.9||2||Fall
|Human Resources Strategic Planning: Prioritizing and Gaining Support for Initiatives
(offered future term)
|New! Internal Workplace Mediation for the Human Resources Professional||X434.1||2||Summer|
|Organization Development and Change||X491.2||2||Fall|
|Performance Analysis and Needs Assessment||X491||1||Fall|
|Training and Learning in Organizations||X499.1||2||Spring|
We recommend starting the curriculum with Essentials of Human Resources X450.1. You may choose any UC Berkeley Extension course offered in Business and Management to be taken for elective credit.
Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable, and you may choose either format.
To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section.
You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management.
If you are a current HR professional or wish to enter the field, this certificate provides the practical knowledge you need to understand how business, social, regulatory and technical issues influence the work of HR professionals. It also delivers insights on how to manage and engage an increasingly diverse workforce while using the latest technology, metrics and measurements to succeed. In addition, maintain your PHR and SPHR certification with credits earned in individual courses.
There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.
The curriculum consists of 7 required core courses (13 units) and a minimum of 2 electives (4 units) for a total of 17 semester units (258 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.
All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion. For more information, please see the completion requirements and the substitutions, waivers and transfer credit policies.
By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register for Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, submit the online registration form with your credit card information or complete the mail-in registration form. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
We recommend that you register for the certificate before you begin your second course in the curriculum.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated total cost of $6,625 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
Recertification Through HR Certification Institute
The required courses in this certificate have been approved for recertification credit hours toward Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification and which electives may also qualify, please visit the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be preapproved for recertification credit.
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