Earn Your Certificate in Human Resources Essentials Online

Learn how to professionally hire, train, retain and manage the type of employee talent that can help businesses succeed. As a human resources student with Penn Foster Career School, you can learn at the pace for you, gaining new skills in a flexible, convenient way, and in as little as 5 months!

Why Human Resources Management Essentials?

Human resources professionals hire, train, retain, and manage the type of employee talent that can help businesses succeed. If you’re someone who is friendly, social, organized, and honest, training to step toward a career in this field could be great for you. With 5% growth projected in the human resources field, you have options for tailoring your career path.¹
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career or sharpen your skills in Human Resources Essentials.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Certificate in Human Resources Essentials Course Details
In the Penn Foster Career School Online Certificate in Human Resources Essentials, you'll cover topics such as managerial decision making, labor relations, employee benefits, and compensation management. Increase your knowledge in core HR operations, such as regulations, ethics, and workflow, and gain other essential skills for working in an HR role.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Certificate in Human Resources Essentials online today.
[Penn Foster has] have given me the knowledge to be successful at any job in the HR department.
Abdullah A.
Human Resources Management Essentials Certificate Graduate
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Get started today on your path towards career advancement with Penn Foster Career School’s online Human Resources Essentials Certificate Program.

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Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

This certificate program is not a degree program, nor does it offer the student a degree upon completion.

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Specialists, on the Internet here (visited June 16, 2020). Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.