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6 required courses plus 60 hours of optional courses (150 hours)


Classroom, Online | Learn more


Complete in 4 months, or up to 3 years


Courses start at $439

Human resource management is the management of people within a company or organization. It includes the hiring, development and training of employees and aims to maximize performance to meet strategic objectives.

Develop the knowledge and skills to become an HR professional with the Human Resource Management Extension Certificate. Focus on key areas of human resource management including effective techniques for recruitment, selection and employee retention. Learn how to prepare quality training programs and support the career development of employees. Help motivate and maximize employee performance by creating performance management programs.

Throughout the HR management program, you’ll benefit from the real-world experience of veteran instructors. These leading HR professionals share their industry know-how with you as they teach practical skills you can use right away.

This certificate program has been pre-approved for CPD hours with Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Alberta. In addition, a number of courses are on the approved Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Canada course list. Having your CPHR designation boosts your career prospects in the HR field.


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CPHR is the only human resources designation recognized across nine professional human resources associations in Canada. The CPHR represents 27,000 human resources professionals practicing human resources in Canada.


Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Blue Seal eligible | Apply for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Certificate, which helps Alberta tradespeople demonstrate their business aptitude

Become exam-ready | Prepare to write the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) through CPHR Canada

Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning and complete this program from anywhere


Interested in organizational change management?

Human resources professionals need to understand how to manage change. Consider our Organizational Change Management Extension Certificate to gain the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to navigate change.

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Course schedule by semester

Required courses Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Organizational Effectiveness
Organizational Learning and Development
Total Rewards (formerly Total Compensation)
Workplace Health and Safety
Employee Relations
Human Resources Information Management (HRIM)


Optional courses Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Human Resources Basics  
Interviewing Strategies  
Employee Engagement
Labour Relations These course offerings vary by semester.
Succession Planning for Managers
Employee Retention for Managers
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (NEW)
HR Strategy: Leading Practices
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (NEW)
Management Through Coaching
Building High Performance Teams
Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders
Emotional Intelligence at Work
Performance Management
Change Management Fundamentals  
Payroll Compliance Legislation  
Project Management Basics  


Seminars Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Increasing Your Influence  
The Art of Leadership  
Leading With Emotional Intelligence  
Effective Interpersonal Communication
Performance Management Seminar  
Building Customer Relations
Conflict Management

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



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Funding opportunities

This program qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and other funding opportunities. Learn more.

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