Human Resource Management Certificate: FAQ

  • We have designed our program around the Human Resources Body of Knowledge as specified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the HR Knowledge Domains of the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). The program is a 12-week intensive course covering the main functional areas of Human Resource Management, addressing subjects relating to People, Organization,...

  • There are several professional certifications that HR professionals may seek at some point in their careers, such as the PHR, SPHR through the Human Resource Certification Institute or the SHRM- CP or SHRM-SCP through the...

  • No application is necessary; just register before the semester begins. The program fills quickly, so early registration is advised.

  • Faculty are drawn from practicing human resource professionals from the community, as well as faculty from the SSU Business Administration Department. Each program topic is taught by an individual with expertise in that specific area, providing the most current information in the field.

  • Attendance for the whole class session is mandatory. One absence during the semester is permitted without makeup. If an additional absence occurs, we permit the participant to make up this absence in the semester immediately following the course without any added expense. The certificate will be conferred after the make-up class has been completed.

  • The textbook is as follows:

    Lussier and Hendon (2018) Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Third Edition. SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN: 9781506360348 (paperback) or ISBN: 9781506360331 (looseleaf).

    This text has been selected because...

  • We will not be giving tests in this class, however there are online quizzes and resources affiliated with the text that students can use each week to assess their knowledge. This is highly recommended to ensure understanding of key concepts.

  • Upon registration, all students will be given a Sonoma State email account and login for our online course platform, Canvas. All students must check this email address at least weekly and access the online platform to access reading assignments and presentations prior to each class. Assignments, presentations, and all other course communication will be through Canvas. Computers are...

  • The program is completed after one semester, during which you attend one evening session per week for 12 weeks.

  • When you have completed all program requirements, fill out the Application for Award of Certificate. After checking your transcript to verify completion of requirements, we will mail your certificate to the address listed on the form.

    It will take approximately 10 business...