HR Certificate Program

If you have been thinking about earning a Certificate in HR, 2014 is your year to realize this goal!

SDEA’s HR Certificate provides a professional certification to individuals who are learning on the job, and who would like to have the benefit of formal preparation, classes and training on the subject of HR.

Overview of Courses:
SDEA’s 9 required courses delve into the primary areas of professional development in HR, including leadership, employment law, and compensation and benefits, to name a few.  SDEA’s elective courses are varied to allow students to select the topics of study they feel will be most valuable to them in their roles within their specific organization.


  • 9 required courses
  • 3 additional electives (the student chooses which three)
  • $100 application fee for members | $150 for non-members
  • Courses are paid for individually as the student registers
  • All courses must be completed within 2 years of registration for the Certificate Program
  • Final Exam offered once all 12 courses are complete


Click on a class below for more information:

Required Courses (9) Elective Courses (choose 3)
Administering Benefits
Conducting Performance Appraisals
Documentation and Termination
Fundamentals of HR
New Employee Orientation
Personnel Law
Record Keeping Basics
Safety and Security
Strategic Interviewing
Resolving Conflict
Effective Communication for the Workplace
Unemployment Insurance Claims
Worker’s Compensation Basics
Conducting Effective Exit Interviews
Compensation Basics


Spring 2014 HR Certificate Courses with Dates

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