Human Resources Certificate

New to the field? Small business owner looking to learn the ins and outs–and legal requirements—of HR? We’ve got you covered.

Though you can take as many or as few of the course below as you like, together, they provide a complete overview of HR practices, programs, and prerequisites—completion of all three is needed to attain the Human Resources Certificate, which prepares you for the HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI®) Associate Professional in Human Resources™ credential. *

*HRCI® does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering.

Learn about HR Certification Institute certifications and requirements here: https://www.hrci.org/our-programs/which-certification-is-right-for-you.


HR Management Fundamentals

Joanne Plichta, SHRM-CP

While exploring the role HR professionals play within an organization, this class also zeroes in on career specialties such as recruitment, performance management, and legal compliance. Ideal for those with HR experience of two years or less. 15 hours.

Sect 1: Mon & Wed, March 22 – April 5, 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Mon & Wed, June 14 – 28, 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $279, XBUSM 239


Retention, Employee Engagement & Rewards/Recognition

Joanne Plichta, SHRM-CP

Yes, recognizing, rewarding, and retaining your best workers is an important part of the job. Here, you’ll learn the most effective ways to do it. 15 hours.

Sect 1: Mon & Wed, April 19 – May 3, 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Mon & Wed, July 12 – 26, 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $279, XBUSM 240


Employment Legal Issues For HR Professionals

Joanne Plichta, SHRM-CP

From Federal and State labor laws to FMLA, COBRA and the like to payroll and retirement plans, there are a lot of the laws and legal issues related to HR, and our four-session class designed for pros just entering the field makes the complex simple. 15 hours.

Sect 1: Mon & Wed, May 17 – June 2 (no class 5/31), 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Sect 2: Mon & Wed, August 9 – 23, 6-9 pm, Online live instruction
Fee and Code: $279, XBUSM 241


Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR prep)

Connie Cinko, instructor

Like to get ahead in your HR career?

While preparing you for a variety of management and leadership roles, this Human Resource Certification Institute program gives you a credential that shows employers you’re ready to move up. What’s NOT to like?

This course teaches you the technical and operational aspects of HR management to prepare you for a more senior HR position. After completing this 45-hour course, you will be prepared to sit for the PHR and SPHR certification exams from the HR Certification Institute.

Learn about HR Certification Institute certifications and requirements here: https://www.hrci.org/our-programs/which-certification-is-right-for-you.

Tues & Thurs, February 16 – April 6, 6 – 9 pm, online live instruction
Fee and Code: $1,299 (including materials, plus exam fees), XBUSM 262


Human Resources Professional with Payroll Practice and Management

Virtually every organization has a human resources department, so skilled HR professionals are always in demand. Human Resources Professional with Payroll and Practice Management will help you gain the essential skills and certifications you need for a role in any HR department. The Human Resources Professional course will prepare you for the HCRI’s Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam. You will gain industry-recognized skills that align with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HCRI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Payroll is a vital extension of most human resource departments. The Payroll Practice and Management course covers all critical areas of payroll administration and management. You will gain an understanding of the major components of the state labor code in your chosen state. 220 hours.

Online self-paced
Fee: $2,995

Visit https://careertraining.ed2go.com/brookdalecc/training-programs/human-resources-professional-payroll-practice-management for more info and to register.


If you have any questions, please contact Susan Pagano 732-224-2685 spagano@brookdalecc.edu