Human Resources Management Certificate


Meet the demands of a rapidly changing field

Human resources is a growing field in need of highly trained individuals with diverse skills. Developed as an introduction to the fundamental theories of modern human resources management, these in-depth courses address the core issues facing HR departments today. Hands-on training from Extended Studies helps veteran human resources professionals keep current in a rapidly changing field while providing those new or aspiring to the profession with the skills and knowledge they need to build a successful career.

To earn a certificate in Human Resources Management, a student must successfully complete a total of 10 courses, consisting of five Human Resources Management core courses and five professional development courses approved as electives. Certificates of completion are awarded at the conclusion of each course. Upon completion of the 10 courses, a Certificate in Human Resources Management will be awarded. Please note Project Management Essentials courses, Supervisory Management core, and Human Resources Management core courses may only be applied toward the completion requirements of one certificate program.

Required Core Courses:

  • Compensation and Benefits*
  • Employee Relations*
  • Employment, Placement and Practices*
  • Human Resources Training and Development*
  • Legal Aspects and Liability Issues for Employers*

*Courses marked with an asterisk have been approved or submitted for HR or business recertification credit hours toward PHR or SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and PDCs through SHRM. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HRCI homepage at or the SHRM site at

NEW! Five-Core-Course Discount

Individuals who register for all five Human Resources Management core courses at the same time will receive a 10 percent discount. Please call (775) 784-4062 or (800) 233-8928 to register for all five courses at the same time and ask to receive the five-core-course discount (not available for online registrations). Completion of all five courses is required to receive the discount; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.

Click the links below for course descriptions and online registration. Elective courses are offered on a rotating basis.

Certificate Completion Criteria (10 Courses Required)
Courses may be taken independently and require no formal admission to the University.
Required Courses
Compensation & Benefits
Employee Relations
Employment, Placement & Practices
Human Resources Training and Development
Legal Aspects & Liability Issues for Employers
Elective Pool (course options rotate)
Advanced Grantwriting
Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Bringing Out the Best of a Multigenerational Workforce
Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation
Conducting an Internal HR Audit
Conducting Successful Interviews
Critical Skills For Supervisors: Managing Today’s Workforce
Delegating Efficiently and Effectively
Different Cultures, Same Needs
Effective Discipline & Documentation
Elements of Accident Investigation
Employee Orientations: From Design to Implementation
Employee Retention Tactics That Work
Grassroots Lobbying: How to Make a Difference at the NV Legislature
Human Resources Leadership: Becoming a Business Partner
Improve Your Workplace Teamwork Through Emergenetics®
Improving Your Workplace Cultural IQ
Job Analysis and Proper Classification Under FLSA
Listening Skills in the Workplace
Local Government Finance - the Basics
Payroll Fundamentals
Persuading People
Planning and Implementing Employee Events and Recognition Programs
Power Writing For Business - (Formerly Business Writing for Results)
Problem Solving: Creating Solutions
Project Management Essentials
Protecting Your Company’s Future through Succession Planning
Public Sector Human Resources
Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
Safety Issues for HR: Recording and Reporting
Social Media and HR: Developing an Action Plan to Minimize Risk
Talking Till You're Blue? How to Handle Difficult Conversations
The A-Zs of Workers' Compensation for Nevada Employers
The Art and Power of Coaching: How Leaders Engage and Inspire Others
The Human Factor of Project Management
The Rules Have Changed: Is your HR Department in Compliance?
Understanding the Collective Bargaining Process
Unions 101
Working with the Problem Employee
Workplace Violence: Don't Be Blindsided
Writing Grants: An Overview
Core Courses As Electives
Administrative Law: Understanding Policy, Rules and Decisions
Effective Communications Skills in the Workplace
Managing & Supervising People
Performance Management
Public Finance: How the Dollars Are Distributed
Public Management: Goals and Practices
Public Sector Human Resources
Strategies for Understanding Financial Statements