Advanced Human Resources Management Certificate

Advanced Certificate of Completion in Human Resource Management

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The Certificate Program

SHRM 2018 LogoNote: this program will not be offered after Fall 2018. It is being replaced by a new program, the Human Resources Business Partner program. Rather than focus on a basic understanding of employment wage and hours, and labor laws, this program emphasizes detailed understanding of processes, systems, and practical “how-to” knowledge for administering HR programs and moving into strategic positions on the company management team.

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 program also provides 42 recertification credits toward PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) re-certification.

What You Will Learn

Intended for the seasoned Human Resource Professional, the Certificate of Completion in Advanced Human Resource Management is a series of specific topic areas that focuses on today’s important HR management issues. Students will learn about:

  • strategic partnerships
  • the impact of laws, regulations and court cases
  • global/international environment
  • corporate culture
  • strategic project model
  • analytical and measurement models
  • safety and security practices
  • workplace privacy practices
  • union and non-union environments
  • negotiation techniques
  • ethics
  • investigations

Who Should Attend

  • Specialists in the Human Resource field who need to expand their knowledge and expertise in all aspects of Human Resource Management
  • Business owners and executives
  • Business attorneys
  • Business consultants
  • MBA students
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All classes are held on the CSUDH campus in Carson. On-site instruction is also available. Human Resource Management classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Special Features

All classes are scheduled in the evenings to meet the needs of working adults. Courses are offered for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Nationally recognized standards govern attendance requirements to earn CEU credit. A permanent record of attendance is established and students may obtain a copy of their transcripts by calling the Cashier’s Office at (310) 243-3821.

Certificate Requirements

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

  Note: Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate


Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH. Visit the Blackboard Login Information link to get started.

Information & Registration

There are no prerequisites for enrollment and no admission process. When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741.

Have questions about the program? Call 310-243-2075 (M-F) or email


Student Testimonials
"I just finished my SHRM Certification test and am happy to report that I have passed. Thank you Jeanie for your wisdom, guidance and words of encouragement. You were a great instructor." Josh, Spring 2018 student