Human Resources Management Certificate

Human Resources Mangement Certificate

The Human Resources Management Certificate gives you the foundation needed for a successful career by providing the skills necessary for you to align Human Resource practices to any professional organization. The 6 courses within the program are results-oriented and practical, with real-world examples and exercises. Human resources management topics covered in the program include employee recruitment and selection, total rewards, conflict resolution in the workplace, employment law and much more.

Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full certificate program.

Certificate Application Fee $25.00   Apply Now!

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Employee Recruitment and Selection Notify me!
Employment Law Notify me!
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources Notify me!
Total Rewards Notify me!
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Notify me!
Organizational Training & Development Notify me!
Benefits and Compensation Notify me!

This certificate program provides participants with excellent, innovative, fundamental, human resources management training. It prepares students to serve in human resource management positions in any type of organization.

Who should take this certificate?

This certificate is design for the the following individuals

  • Those seeking to enter the Human Resources Management field.
  • Current HR Managers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees.

No prior experience in Human Resource Management is required.

Required courses:   7

Total hours of instruction:   38

Schedule: Classes are held during the day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with the exception of one class which is held at night from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Format: Classes are held in an in-person format with experienced instructors from local organizations. Classes can be taken as part of the certificate or individually.

Location: Classes are typically held at our Sandy Campus located at:
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100
Sandy, UT 84070


Required courses Held in: Fall Spring Summer
Employee Recruitment and Selection (PROEA 306)
Employment Law (PROED 304)
Total Rewards (PROED 302)
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (PROED 303)
Organizational Training & Development (PROED 308)
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources (PROED 305)
Benefits and Compensation (PROED 332)


All certificate students will receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade at the conclusion of each class and the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be engaged for the full length of each class.

More information including drop policy here.

Employee Recruitment and Selection - PROEA 306

Discover the benefits of using criterion-based employee selection and the step-by-step process of how to use interviews effectively. This course will walk you through many parts of the recruitment process, from the steps of recruitment and selection to conducting an interview to the final decision. After completing the course, you will have a greater understanding of each step in the recruitment process, you will understand how to assess your organization to create a meaningful job description, how to create the job posting, and how to advertise your job opening.

Employment Law - PROED 304

Over the past 50 years, workplace discrimination and harassment laws have evolved and in order to avoid potential financial liability, employers need to understand their legal obligations. This course will assist employers in understanding the law and creating policies and procedures that protect organizations from claims.

Total Rewards - PROED 302

Compensation as well as benefits programs need to reflect the changing business landscape and unprecedented organizational challenges. Study total compensation and rewards programs that address a range of monetary and non-monetary options for employees that extend beyond salary compensation and benefits. You will learn how to integrate total compensation packages with other basic human resources functions, including recruitment, performance contributions, development, and retention.

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - PROED 303

No matter your work environment, you likely negotiate conflict every day. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises, this course will help you understand the issues of conflict, learn effective communication styles, and discover strategies for effective negotiation.

Organizational Training & Development- PROED 308

Ensure that your people have the knowledge and skills needed to perform their job responsibilities. We will examine how to design a process that ensures employee competence, confidence and performance ownership; assesses performance problems tied to knowledge and skill gaps; addresses the core issues rather than symptoms; and designs a variety of competency interventions. You will also learn how to best tap into internal and external resources to provide a holistic training program.

Policies and Procedures for Human Resources - PROED 305

Policies and procedures can serve many important purposes, but they can also create and perpetuate risk if not properly administered. Learn the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the goal of good HR policies and procedures.

Beneftis and Compensation - PROED 322

Program Cost - Noncredit tuition for the full certificate is $1833.

Tuition for individual coursesis as follows:

  • PROEA 306: Employee Recruitment and Selection $279
  • PROED 304: Employment Law $279
  • PROED 302: Total Rewards $279
  • PROED 303: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace $279
  • PROED 308: Organizational Training & Development $279
  • PROED 305: Policies and Procedures for Human Resources $159
  • PROEA 322: Benefits and Compensation $279
    • Tuition is due at the beginning of the course. Textbooks are included in the costs. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
    • Payment Plans are available for this certificate. Visit or contact us for more information: 801-585-1780.

#1 - Register for the Certificate

Registration for this certificate, and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this certificate program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our certificate students.

#2 - Register for your Certificate Classes

Once you’ve registered for the certificate and received a confirmation from our team, you may begin to register for individual certificate classes.

  • Certificate students will register themselves for classes.
  • You may take as many classes during a semester as desired.
  • Students have two years to complete all certificate classes.
  • Payment for classes is required at the time of registration.
  • Classes may be taken individually or as part of the certificate.
  • Students may also enroll in the certificate after they’ve begun taking classes but must register as a certificate student to receive their certificate of completion.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students must receive an “S-Satisfactory" grade in all classes for successful completion.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.
  • The completed certificate will appear on University of Utah official transcripts.
  • Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital credential (badge) Digital Credentials / Badges.
  • Upon completion of all required classes students then will fill out the Completed Certificate Request Form. Once the form is received confirmation of your completion will be verified, Certificate and digital credential will then be issued to student 10-14 days after form is received.

Digital Credentials / Badges

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Are there exams? Am I graded?

There are no exams. Certificates are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" at the end.

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Professional Education / University of Utah

A.J. Kearns
Phone: 801-585-1780
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