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Continuing Education

Human Resources Management Certificate

Business and Management

Help build a positive work environment

Whether you wish to take the next step on your professional path or look forward to launching a career in the Human Resources Management (HRM) field, this program is designed to provide you with strategic insights you can use in any workplace setting.

Delivered by experienced HRM professionals, the program explores key practices and issues, including hiring, employee engagement, labour relations, strategic management, performance management, and training and development, to equip you to manage human resources in any workplace across a range of industries.

To register, phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1.

Credential: Certificate

Format: Part time

Delivery: Online or hybrid (combination of online and in-person classes). Program can be completed fully online.

Duration: 1–3 years

Days and times: Weekends and evenings


Tuition*: Approx. $3100 for full program, depending on choice of electives. Courses can be taken individually.

Application deadline:
There is no application process for this program. You can register for classes anytime before they start, as long as there is space.

* Tuition subject to change without notice. are not included in tuition.

Entrance requirements

There are no entrance requirements or prerequisites for this program. The courses can be taken in any order.

You can choose to take the entire program and earn the certificate, or only take courses of interest to you.

Program outline


To complete the Human Resources Management certificate, you must complete all nine core courses, plus three electives of your choosing within three years in order to earn the certificate.

View the schedule of current and upcoming HRM courses for course details including dates, times, formats, and course descriptions.


Core Courses


Strategic Human Resources Management


Increasing Employee Engagement


Hiring for Performance


Managing Employee Performance


Employee Development & Training


HR Policies and Procedures


Handling HR Issues


Understanding Leadership


Employee Rewards


Elective Courses

HRM10 Introduction to Labour Relations

 BC Employment Law


 Workplace Health & Safety


 Designing Employee Orientation


 Measuring HR's Impact



Each course is usually offered once per year. All courses are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends to accommodate working professionals.

Because you don't need to take the courses in order, you can start this program at any time throughout the year.


Delivery formats

HRM courses are delivered in a variety of formats: online with scheduled meetings, in-person, and hybrid (a mix of the two). It is possible to complete the entire program online, although it may take more than one year as you may have to wait for certain courses to be offered online.

How to register

You do not have to apply for entrance to this program. Instead you can register and start taking courses right away, and then apply for graduation when you have finished all of the required core courses and your three chosen electives.


Registration deadlines

You can register for courses up until their start date, as long as there is space. 

Employment Facts

WorkBC reports that in the past few years, employers have had difficulty filling both experienced human resources management professionals (HRM) and HRM generalist roles in BC and throughout Canada. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years.

You can work your way up in this profession without formal HRM education or a CPHR designation. However, these qualifications are becoming more in demand and most companies prefer both. Your level of business experience is also important. In addition, employers have an increasing interest in candidates with numeric and analytical skills.

Please be advised that while this program is an excellent way to get started in HR or deepen your professional experience, it does not lead to a . For students interested in a CPHR pathway, we recommend 51's Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management.


This program does not require textbooks.


Phone: 604-851-6324
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 6324
Email: continuingeducation@ufv.ca
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