Human Resources Business Partner Certificate

How to Become an HR Business Partner in 3 Months

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HR Business Partner: Program Description

The online Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) Certificate Program provides a continuous and consistent progression for developing advanced tactical and strategic skills necessary for today's HR practitioner looking to advance to a true business partner to leadership, management and staff within a business enterprise.

The overall learning outcomes and objectives are to advance student knowledge and develop skills based upon that knowledge to operate as a full business partner. The courses are designed to build student skills in the tactical and strategic best practices examined and taught through student practice and demonstrations.

The students will also identify and utilize resources to achieve strategic HR operating goals and building strong business relationships within the enterprise, as well as externally to the operation. Development of these skills will provide the HR Business Partner to bring added value to the company for which they work.

Throughout the program, the student will have the ability to better support the operating goals of the business on both an individual and company-wide basis.

California State University Dominguez Hills is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 42 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit The program also provides 42 recertification credits toward PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) re-certification.

Who Should Attend the HR Business Partner Program

I want to help my business better connect and make decisions with our Human Resources Team... How do I get started?"

The HR Business Partner program is targeted at the student who is already an HR practitioner or a student who has a basic working knowledge of HR principles and practices. Therefore, the program is great for those who:

  • Have 2-3 years of working knowledge/direct work experience in HR
  • Or, hold degree with an emphasis in HR
  • Or, have completed the CSUDH HR Management Certificate program and want to advance their career

HR Business Partner: Program Overview

The program is divided into three distinct courses that build upon each other. Each class session is split into two distinct parts. A lecture section where principles, techniques and examples are discussed and reviewed, and a student demonstration section where participants develop plans, real world examples, conduct role-plays, etc. of the topics previously discussed demonstrating the learning outcomes for each session. Following are the course and session topics. Note: the three courses must be taken in sequential order: BPX 951, BPX 953, and finally BPX 955.

BPX 951 • Building the Partnership

  • Learning the Business
  • Building A Talent Pipeline
  • Employee On-boarding
    and Engagement
  • Earning C-Suite Trust
  • HR Metrics and Analytics
  • Labor Costing and Budgeting

BPX 953 • Developing the Partnership

  • Training and Development
  • Coaching, Counseling and
    Conflict Resolution
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management

BPX 955 • Working the Partnership

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Ethics in HR
  • Labor/Management Relations


Specific course goals and objectives, as well as learning outcomes for each session are described in the applicable syllabi. As noted, there is a strong progression of learning and skills development under the HRBP Certificate Program.



HR Business Partner Course Schedule

NOTE: Courses must be taken in the following order:   BPX 951 → BPX 953 → BPX 955

Note: Once you place course(s) in your shopping cart, please either follow through the checkout process and purchase your course(s), or, if you decide not to take courses, remove them from your cart. If you leave a course in your cart for a long period, the course may become either filled or cancelled during the period before your registration is complete.

* Schedule and costs subject to change at any time; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated daily




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Instructor Profiles

HRM Faculty

Jim Vigneau, HRM FacultyJames D. Vigneau, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Consultant and Director of HR and Administration for Peppermint Ridge

Jeanie Talbot, HRM FacultyJeanie Talbot, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP
Principal Consultant of Talbot HR Solutions, with over 20 years of human resource consulting/training experience, including 18 years with CSUDH.

Gen Perez, HRM FacultyGenoveva "Gen" Perez
HR Director, Ace Clearwater

Linda Nespole, HRM FacultyLinda Nespole
Executive Level Human Resources Leader with more than 20 yrs of progressively responsible success.

Advisory Board Members:

  • Christine Becker, SPHR, Human Resources Generalist, Pelican Products
  • Jesse Bosque, President, Professional Solutions
  • Gary Bradley, Esq. Bradley & Gmelich
  • Corey Curties, Manager, Blockbuster Video
  • Michelle Jaure, PHR, HR Manager, Webcor
  • James D. Vigneau, SPHR, Chief Operating Officer for Balboa Horizons Services


Financial Assistance: WIOA Funding

Out of work and need training? 

This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit our WIOA Assistance Steps and the America's Job Center website for more information.

Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

Apply to Receive the Certificate

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Human Resource Professional Links

Organizations & Associations

National Human Resources Association

Society for Human Resource Management

Human Resource Consultants Association

National Association of Asian American Professionals

Northern California Human Resources Association

Professionals in Human Resources Association

Human Resources Edu

CSUDH Community

Human Resource Management at CSUDH CCPE LinkedIn Group

Live Online Course Delivery

Note: All classes for this program are LIVE ONLINE. This instructor-led program utilizes our campus' Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) available directly at, as well as through our student portal, MyCSUDH. Live virtual class sessions are conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance and participation via Zoom at all class sessions is required.

For students using corporate/government/restricted access devices: Please check with your organization's IT services to ensure that you'll be able to access CSUDH's Canvas, Zoom, and Toromail resources prior to your first class session.

Be sure to get your password and instructions to access MyCSUDH and other CSUDH online resources when you register, and download/print materials for the first week prior to course start.

For questions regarding technical issues, please contact the CSUDH IT Helpdesk at 310.243.2500 and/or ►


HR Business Partner: Student Testimonials

I really liked the experience and helping, caring attitude from the teacher. Satisfied Customer. —HR Student
I highly recommend CSUDH and Extended Education to business professionals. —Brian C., HR Student
The instructor is extremely seasoned. He has tons of real life examples that he applies. —Fabian S., HR Student

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 Information & Registration

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