Human Resources Certificate | Los Angeles Pacific University

Human Resources

Professional Development Certificate

Human Resources Certificate

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The Courses:

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Who It’s For:

  • Current HR professionals
  • Career explorers or job changers looking to transition into HR careers.
  • Organizations looking for cost-effective professional development for employees.


  • Practical, professional development for strategic human resource management in organizations.
  • Navigating the employment laws of California.
  • Staying current on state employment laws – particularly overtime pay, minimum wage, exempt status, employee status, lunch laws, expanded protections from discrimination, and paid leave.


  • Approved for continuing education credits by SHRM and HRCI.
  • Practical and relevant courses taught by HR professionals.
  • Remain in compliance and minimize risk for your organization.
  • Cost-effective alternative to college courses or certification test preparation courses.
  • Increased employment and/or advancement opportunities.
  • An accelerated path toward HR specializations (e.g. from generalist to compensation and benefits).
  • No degree or certificate pre-requisite.


  • Six specialized courses offered every other month.
  • Each course consists of two Saturdays of classroom instruction – 6 hours each.
  • Begin the program with any course during the year.
  • Online courses taught via a collaborative hands-on approach with immersive exercises and case studies.
  • The program is sponsored by Los Angeles Pacific University, a fully-accredited, nonprofit university.