Human Resources Business Partner Certificate

HR Business Partner: Program Description

SHRM Recertification Provider 2020

Due to the current health crisis, the HR Business Partner program, which is usually conducted in a classroom setting, will now be conducted online using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule. Attendance at all class sessions is required.

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 *

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-->
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept, CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursBldg/RmFeeInstructor

Summer 2020

Register for Our Next Free Info Session:

05/07/2020 at 6:30pm (Reg. #24083) - online via Zoom
05/30/2020 at 10am (Reg. #31219) - online via Zoom
08/18/2020 at 6:30pm (Reg. #31264) - online via Zoom

06/01/202007/06/202031209BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6M18:30–21:30online$449L Nespole
07/13/202008/03/202031210BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4M18:30–21:30online$323L Nespole
08/10/202008/31/202031211BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4M18:30–21:30online$323L Nespole

Fall 2020

Free Info Sessions | Call 310-243-3741 to Register:

08/18/2020 at 6:30pm, online via Zoom, Register via EventBrite
10/03/2020 at 10:00am, online via Zoom, Register via EventBrite

  Online Courses
09/10/202010/15/202049371BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6Th18:30–21:30online$449G Perez 
10/22/202011/12/2020 49372BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4Th18:30–21:30online$323G Perez 
11/19/202012/10/2020 49373BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4Th18:30–21:30online$323G Perez 

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 07/07/2020


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

  OPERATIONS During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Mandate:
CSUDH Extended Education is continuing to provide quality programs during the current COVID-19 health situation. However, our office will be limiting communication to online and phone communications. We are answering questions via phone, live chat on our website at, through Facebook Messenger, and via email at We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls to our Registration Office during peak call times (8am-11am), and are less busy in the afternoon. We thank you for your patience & understanding during this time, and stay safe!

 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 (

The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is THREE (3) 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?
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.