HR Management Professional Certificate | CSUF Extension and International Programs

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Projected outlook for some certified Human Resources Management (HR) experts:

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*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Human Resources Specialists

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Earn A CSUF Human Resources Management Certificate in 6 Months

Earn your human resources management certificate in 6 months. HR managers are viewed as fulfilling an integral and strategic role in their organization, and they must be prepared to effectively manage in a diverse and changing environment.

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Patricia Steet

Interview with instructor Dr. Patricia Steet, SPHRca, SHRM-SCP, CEAS

In this Q&A, Pat discusses how this program is applicable to both HR professionals and business owners who do not have an HR department, and what it takes to be successful in this certificate program.

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Hear from program participants!

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“I have made important connections in this program with fellow students and professors. I have also learned a large amount of information that truly has helped me feel comfortable about the work that I do and the decisions I make within the HR field.”

Read Alex’s Interview

– Alex Figge, HR participant

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“The instructors made it interesting. Most owned their own businesses or were HR advisors. They’re in the field, and teaching based on those experiences.”

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– Juanita Arreola, HR participant

Yesenia Ortiz

“Learn as much as you can and don’t give up. You could lose everything in life, but the knowledge you learn you will never lose.”

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– Yesenia Ortiz, HR participant

CSUF HR Management Program Benefits:

You Will

  • Get a comprehensive overview of the field of HR management.
  • Learn where and how to recruit quality employees.
  • Familiarize yourself with the various aspects of employment law.
  • Find out how to recognize and retain talented employees.
  • Discover the various employee compensation strategies and plans.

Ideal for

  • Current supervisors and HR managers.
  • Anyone interested in human resources as a career path.
  • Employees with HR responsibilities.
  • Entry-level employees who want to move into management.
  • Certified HR professionals seeking continuing education units (CEUs).

Program Stats:

  • Five required courses (68 hours of lecture and discussion)
  • Six months long
  • 6.8 continuing education units (CEUs)

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For courses that are delivered virtually, participants will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. A webcam and/or headset may also be recommended to participate in the class. Attendance to the live lecture is expected as if you were meeting face-to-face. Please refer to our Technical Recommendations for more information.

Technical Recommendations

This program can be completed in just one semester. All five courses listed below are required to complete the certificate. Please select one section per course to fulfill certificate program requirements.

Please note: Students must register no later than 2 business days prior to the course start date. If you missed the registration window or have any questions, please contact EIP Student Services at