Human Resources Business Partner Certificate

HR Business Partner: Program Description

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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 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 

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:

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

Developing the Partnership

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

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.

Course Schedule

Program: Human Resource Business Partner Certificate  | * C = Class Canceled *

NOTE: Spring 2024 classes will be available for enrollment in November 2023.

Spring 2024

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept/ CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
02/21/202403/27/2024TBABPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6W18:30–21:3002/17/2024$449J. Vigneau
04/03/202404/24/2024TBABPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4W18:30–21:3003/30/2024$323J. Vigneau
05/01/202405/22/2024TBABPX 955 01Working the Partnership4W18:30–21:3004/27/2024$323J. Vigneau

Summer 2023

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept/ CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
C05/23/202306/27/202338263BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6T18:30–21:3005/19/2023$449L Nespole
C07/11/202308/01/2023 38264BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4T18:30–21:3007/07/2023$323L Nespole
C08/08/202308/29/2023 38265BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4T18:30–21:3008/04/2023$323L Nespole

Fall 2023

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept/ CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
C09/06/202310/11/202345483BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6W18:30–21:3009/01/2023$449G Perez 
C10/18/202311/08/202345484BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4W18:30–21:3010/16/2023$323G Perez 
C11/15/202312/13/202345485BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4W18:30–21:3011/09/2023$323G Perez 

*BPX 955: No class on 11/22/23

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 9/22/2023

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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 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.

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 ►

A Note about CCPE Academic Terms

The term for a particular class is based on when the class ends, not when it begins. For example, a course beginning in April and ending in July is a summer class, and you will find it in the summer schedule. Please check the current term plus the next term to determine all of your schedule options.


Instructor Profiles

HRM Faculty

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

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.
LinkedIn: Jeanie Talbot

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

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

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


"I really liked the experience and helping, caring attitude from the teacher. Satisficed 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
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


Business Blogs: Human Resources Blogs Management Blogs

HR Blog

CSUDH Community

Human Resource Management at CSUDH CCPE LinkedIn Group

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

 Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process.
When you're ready to register for courses, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).
If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH ( using your CSUDH account.

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; please check the Course Schedule for the program to ensure that you can enroll on time.

Have other questions?
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