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Human Resources


Human Resources

Companies have no greater asset than their people and the management of functions related to human resources is absolutely critical to today’s business success.

From learning the essentials to SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation and exam review, our experienced instructors will help you develop the knowledge you need to work effectively.

shrm_logoSHRM Certification Credentials

Why a certification? The SHRM credentials are based on the latest HR research and emerging knowledge for HR professionals. The SHRM certification tests HR competencies – the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.

Business is changing and employers are insisting HR professionals adapt to that change. We now live and work in a global economy, where geographic borders are virtually non-existent, and innovation, agility and strategy are critical success factors. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce.

Maintain Your Edge with KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education

The College has partnered with SHRM to offer classes for these innovative certifications that have become the new global standard. Earning your certificate in these courses will help you gain a competitive advantage and boost your professional worth.

Classes offered in February and August present you the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve by being crowned with more relevant credentials. For more than 20 years, we have been the answer for HR professionals aspiring to grow their career.
Join us on the path to success.


High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment and submission of the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment.

Human Resources Management Certificate Overview and Topics

Human Resources Management Certificate FAQs

Basic HR Course

Fundamentals of Human Resources Management

Certificate Courses

Are you looking to earn a SHRM Certification? These certificate courses will prepare you to take the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams.
Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Online

Other HR Courses

Additional Human Resources Online Courses

Financing Options for Certificate Courses
  • Interest-free payment plans available on a case-by-case basis
  • VA Education Benefits
  • WIOA funding
  • Continuing education loans

Attention Students:
Employers routinely contact us with Human Resources internships and job openings. Once you are in our HR Management SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP program, email us at jhende71@kennesaw.edu to receive Human Resource internship opportunities and job announcements.

Attention Employers:
We post jobs and internships for our Human Resources Management SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP students. This is a FREE service. Let us send you quality employees.
Call 470-578-3371 or email jhende71@kennesaw.edu for details.

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On Our Blog
HR Graduate Says Program was Fate
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Latrece Jamison, a Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP graduate, praises the CCPE program for her success. She began classes here in 2017, looking to expand her HR education. After being laid off from her job in... read more ❯

HR Certificate Graduates Share Their Stories
Human Resources
Business is changing and employers are insisting human resource professionals adapt to that change. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce. We... read more ❯

Scholarship Recipient Takes on Management Role
Vernessa Britt scholarship recipient and HR grad
Barbara S. Calhoun scholarship recipient Vernessa Britt enrolled in our Human Resources SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP program to enhance her career. She applied for the scholarship, aside from financial benefit, because she believes it represents the academic longevity... read more ❯