Online Human Resources Certificate Curriculum

Penn Foster’s online Human Resources Certificate curriculum consists of five courses that will cover HR basics with an overview of business. Discover how to plan training methods to bring out the best in employees, understand salaries, benefits, and bonuses, and gain a foundational competency of management skills.

Human Resources Management Essentials


4 months

As low as $49/mo

1-800-275-4410 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

Online Human Resources Certificate Curriculum

  • 5 courses
  • 57.8 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 21 exams
  • 2 submitted projects

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 4 months
  • Average time = 16 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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