Human Resources Business Partner Certificate

HR Business Partner: Program Description

SHRM Recertification Provider 2019 The 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 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 student who should attend this program should have worked in or is working in some HR capacity, or has attended the CSUDH HR Management Program (or similar level basic HR knowledge program).

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

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

Start DateEnd DateCRNDept, CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Fall 2019

  Courses at CSUDH
09/03/201910/08/201944167BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6T18:30 - 21:30EE1209$449G Perez 
10/15/201911/05/201944170BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4T18:30 - 21:30EE1206$323G Perez 
11/12/201912/03/201944172BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4T18:30 - 21:30EE1206$323G Perez 
  Courses at Beach Cities
C10/26/201911/09/201944168BPX 951 82Building the Partnership 3Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$449J Vigneau
C11/16/201911/23/201944171BPX 953 82Developing the Partnership2Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$323J Vigneau
C12/07/201912/14/201944173BPX 955 82Working the Partnership2Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$323J Vigneau

Spring 2020

Register for Our Next Free Info Session:

01/14/2020 at 6:30pm (Reg. #23294) - CSUDH Extended Education Auditorium (EE-1213) - Parking: Free
02/01/2020 at 10am (Reg. #23295) - Beach Cities Health Center (BCHC L8) - Parking: Free

  Courses at CSUDH
01/28/202003/03/202023309BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6T18:30 - 21:30EE1202$449J Vigneau
03/10/202004/07/202023311BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4T18:30 - 21:30EE1201$323J Vigneau
 * BPX 953: No class on 03/31/20
04/14/202005/05/202023313BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4T18:30 - 21:30EE1221$323J Vigneau
  Courses at Beach Cities
04/11/202004/25/202023310BPX 951 82Building the Partnership 3Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$449J Vigneau
05/02/202005/09/202023312BPX 953 82Developing the Partnership2Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$323J Vigneau
05/16/202005/30/202030589BPX 955 82Working the Partnership2Sa09:00 - 16:00BCHC L8$323J Vigneau
 * BPX 955: No class on 05/23/20

Summer 2020

Schedule coming soon...

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 10/01/19


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.

CSUDH HRM Instructor Profiles

James D. Vigneau, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Operating Officer for Balboa Horizons Services
LinkedIn: Jim Vigneau

Jeanie Talbot, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP
Principal Consultant of Talbot HR Solutions, with over 20 years of human resource consulting/training experience, including 11 years with CSUDH.
LinkedIn: Jeanie Talbot

Genoveva "Gen" Perez
HR Director, Ace Clearwater
LinkedIn: Gen Perez

Linda 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 Extended Education 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. If you have previously taken a class at CSUDH, you can register at myCSUDH (

Have other questions?
Check this program's FAQs (if provided), or simply call: 310-243-2075, email:, or use our LiveChat ↘ to ask questions or leave a detailed message regarding this program.