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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 604-851-6324 or 1-888-504-7441, ext. 6324.

Credential: Certificate

Format: Part time

Delivery: Online or On Campus

Duration: 1–3 years

Days and times: Weekends and evenings

Location: Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Tuition*: Per course

Application deadline:
As there is no application process for this program, you can register at any time.

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

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 CHRP 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.

Program outline

Based on the required professional skills to earn a certified human resources professional designation, UFV’s Human Resources Management certificate program helps you prepare to make the move from highly-skilled administrative assistant to specialized HR professional. This HR program is perfect for people who want to increase their level of knowledge and skills to become more strategic in their current position or who wish to advance within the field.


Learn the basics of hiring, managing, and engaging employees, leadership skills, and more.

The program is divided into nine core courses and five elective courses, as listed below. To complete the Human Resources Management certificate, you must complete all nine core courses, plus three electives of your choosing.

You can choose to complete the program in one year, and may take up to three years to complete all courses.

Core Courses

  • Employment Development and Training
  • Employee Rewards: A Total Comprehensive Approach
  • Handling HR Issues
  • Hiring for Performance
  • HR Policies and Procedures: The Basics
  • Increasing Employee Engagement
  • Managing Employee Performance
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Understanding Leadership

Elective Courses

  • BC Employment Law
  • Designing Employee Orientation programs
  • Introduction to Labour Relations
  • Measuring HR’s Impact
  • Workplace Health and Safety

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Course Schedule

HRM 01 Blended Strategic Human Resources Managment
HRM 05 Blended Employee Development and Training
HRM 06 Blended HR Policies and Procedures
HRM 12 Blended Workplace Health and Safety
HRM 13 Blended Designing Employee Orientation


HRM 02 Blended Increasing Employee Engagement
HRM 03 Blended Hiring for Performance
HRM 04 Blended Managing Employee Performance
HRM 09 Blended Employee Rewards
HRM 11 Blended BC Employment Law


HRM 07 Blended Handling HR Issues
HRM 08 Blended Understanding Leadership
HRM 10 Blended Introduction to Labour Relations
HRM 14 Blended Measuring HR's Impact



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