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Human Resource Management

Advance your career in human resource management and gain the skills and knowledge you need to stand out in the field. We offer several options for human resource management training:

SHRM Essentials of HR Management

If you are looking for an introduction to HR management, SHRM Essentials 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.

USF CertificateHuman Resource Management Certificate

This certificate program provides a comprehensive, practical foundation for HR generalists. People employed in HR will acquire a broader understanding of their profession, gain skills required for advancement, and acquire an educational credential in HR. New HR staff and career transitioners will receive a solid HR foundation. HR classes in Tampa are offered on an open enrollment basis. You enroll for each individual course.

To earn the Human Resource Management certificate, you must complete eight core courses and two electives over a two-year period. When you have completed the requirements of the program, you may request your certificate. Non-certificate students may enroll in individual courses.

Core Courses
  • Basic Compensation Design and Administration
  • Compliance: Getting on the Right Side of Employment Law
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Employee Benefits Planning
  • HR Planning and Development
  • Human Resource Management Introduction
  • Performance Appraisal Systems
  • Recruitment, Selection and Placement
Electives
  • Effective Writing for HR Professionals
  • Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity

"This course is definitely relevant to my position as a manager. Frankly, I wish I had taken this course 10 years ago."
--Student, HR Management Introduction

"The information on legalities in hiring and firing was very helpful. The instructor was dynamic and provided a wealth of information on everything related to HR. I can't wait to take more and complete my certificate."
--Student, Recruitment, Selection and Placement


Certification Preparation

Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources

This course is designed primarily to assist those who are preparing to sit for the PHR/SPHR national certification exam, which is scheduled twice a year. It can also be used to advance your professional development. In cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and utilizing the SHRM Learning System®, this course provides a comprehensive review of the six major areas of the HR body of knowledge: Business Management and Strategy; Workforce Planning and Employment; Human Resource Development; Compensation and Benefits; Employee and Labor Relations; and Risk Management. Instruction and course content are updated annually. The curriculum is designed by subject matter experts; it is practitioner oriented and competency based and includes application exercises. Each student will receive the hard copy version of the SHRM Learning System® and will have access to web-based study tools and practice exams. For information oncertification requirements, go to www.hrci.org/hrcertification.

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Certification Preparation

Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources Intensive

This intensive three-day course is designed primarily to assist those who are preparing to sit for the PHR/SPHR national certification exam, which is scheduled twice a year. It can also be used to advance your professional development. In cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and utilizing the SHRM Learning System®, this course provides a comprehensive review of the six major areas of the HR body of knowledge.

"The instructor was extremely knowledgeable. This was an amazing experience. Great preparation for the SPHR. What a privilege to have Ms. Bailey as an instructor. She is outstanding." – Rhonda S. Pace

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Continuing Education Hours

Upon completing a program, you will be eligible for continuing education contact hours/CEUs and a letter of completion from the University of South Florida, which may apply for professional development credit. The following organizations have approved our HR programs for recertification credit:

USF is an Approved Provider of the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


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For more information, contact the Registration Office:
Email: UC-registration@usf.edu   •  Phone: 813-974-2403  •  Toll-free: 1-866-541-7124