Take Charge of Your Human Resources Career

Earn an HR Management Certificate or Prepare for SHRM Certification
at the University of South Florida

Whether you’re a new HR manager or a seasoned professional, USF’s HR management offerings provide the expertise and credentials you need to succeed in this demanding and ever-evolving profession.

Our program of live online courses prepares you to distinguish yourself in the marketplace so you can fast-track your career. Earn our HR management certificate or take individual HR courses to fill any gaps in your skill set and stay up to date in the field. You’ll discover how to confidently steer the hiring decisions, corporate culture and benefits programs for your company with this skill-building credential from USF.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for HR managers in 2021 was over $126,200. If you believe you have room to grow in your career as an HR professional, let USF guide you.


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Why Enroll in HR Management Courses at USF?

Flexible Options

Flexible Options

Choose from individual classes or a full certificate. Courses are offered in a convenient live online or self-paced format to accommodate working professionals.

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No Application Required

All HR courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis. You can register for courses in any order you like, and there is no application or prerequisites required.

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Highly Regarded Instructors

Credentials are taught exclusively by industry veterans and consultants who live what they teach. Enjoy high-quality instruction and skills that work in the real world.

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See how USF's Human Resources programs can take you to the next stage of your career.

Human Resources Management Certificate

Whether you are new to the field of HR or an experienced HR professional seeking to update your skills and advance your career, this is an ideal foundation program for you. You will be required to take SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, along with nine additional electives of your choosing. Topics include HR law, risk management, business acumen, project management, performance management and much more. With our flexible program options, finish in as little as three months, or take as long as you need within two years.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

To land your next-level HR role, you need to demonstrate marketable and practical skills. This introductory course offers a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities and covers a wide range of introductory HR topics in a condensed, straightforward format. Up-to-date, easy-to-understand content ensures that you master HR concepts and apply them to everyday situations and issues. Additionally, you will develop a portfolio that can grow with you throughout your career in our complimentary HR Portfolio course, offered for free when you enroll in SHRM Essentials of HR.

SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification

Recruiters and employers take notice of SHRM certification, and now is the time to earn it. In this program, you’ll acquire the knowledge needed to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from an approved SHRM provider. Experienced instructors lead participants through the SHRM Learning System, historically ranked as the #1 HR certification prep tool. Choose between a live online, in-person, or self-paced online format.

Strengthen Your Corporation’s HR Team

Nobody understands the importance of great employees better than HR professionals. If your role includes implementing training programs, bring USF’s HR management programs to the table and you will make it clear that your company is committed to investing in its employees, which translates to higher retention rates. Equip your organization with engaged managers, increased revenue, and a professional development program that will help you recruit top talent in the future.

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