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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

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 Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Organizational Effectiveness CL/ON CL/ON ON
Organizational Learning and Development CL/ON CL/ON ON
Total Rewards CL/ON CL/ON ON
Workplace Health and Safety ON CL/ON ON
Employee Relations CL/ON CL/ON ON
Human Resources Information Management ON CL/ON ON


Optional Fall
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
Human Resources Basics ON ON  
Building High Performance Teams CL CL  
Emotional Intelligence at Work CL/ON ON  
Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders CL   CL
Employee Retention for Managers      
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CL   CL
Labour Relations CL CL  
Employee Engagement CL/ON   ON
Interviewing Strategies CL/ON CL/ON  
HR Strategy: Leading Practices      
Change Management Fundamentals      


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

*This online course is offered in a live, online format. Learn more about our online learning options.



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

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.



Additional Details

Funding opportunities

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

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