Human Resources Management Certificate Program

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The U.S. Department of Labor has projected that employment of human resources (HR), training, and labor relations managers will grow by 9% between 2014 and 2024. Our HR Management Certificate program was designed by HR experts for those who want to enter this rapidly growing field or for professionals who want to enhance their skills.


The certificate provides a solid foundation that helps graduates prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) credentialing examination. Bellevue College has been approved as a training provider by the leading independent, internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI®).

Who should take the certificate?

  • HR professionals who want to update, refresh, or add to their knowledge base.
  • HR professionals in small organizations who want a broader perspective.
  • Career changers who want to prepare for the HR profession.

Why invest in the Human Resources Management Certificate?

Courses are taught by talented practitioners and consultants with direct experience in the field. A certificate demonstrates to your employer your expanded knowledge in the Human Resources field and will certainly prove a worthwhile credential for future employers.


Upon completion of 123 course hours, including 102 hours of core courses, you may receive the Human Resources Management Certificate from Bellevue College. Students usually take two or more classes per quarter. Most classes are four or five weeks long and conveniently offered once a week. The overall time you need to complete the final certificate will depend on which courses you select and how many you take each quarter. Students typically complete the certificate in three quarters, but you may take up to thirteen quarters (39 months).


You pay for classes as you take them, so the total cost of a certificate will depend on which classes you choose. The total cost averages $2,500 depending on the electives (plus approximately $400 in textbooks).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Job ready skills focused on today’s needs in Human Resources.
  • Proficiency in today’s most in-demand methodologies and real-world knowledge about the industry.
  • Preparation to take the PHR credentialing exam.


See an overview table of required and elective courses in the program for more details. Courses in the program may be taken individually or as part of the full certificate program. Our flexible program requires no formal application, and its courses have no prerequisites.

To register for a free information session, click on the session description below.


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