Human Resources Management Certificate

The Human Resources Management Certificate, a 40-hour classroom training program, assists students seeking to earn the new Society of Human Resources Management's (SHRM®) competency-based certification. SHRM's new credentials include two levels: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). This program prepares you to take SHRM's exam for either certification level.


  • Format: Classroom

    Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEU's

    Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

    When: Weekend or Weekday

    Cost: $1,499 

Human Resources Management Certificate is made available through a partnership between The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM®). This program will help you put HR knowledge and competencies to work through critical thinking and application for career success.


What you will learn

Based on the SHRM Learning System, the program covers four knowledge domains and nine competency models needed to grow and succeed in HR careers.

The domains covered are:

  1. People
  2. Organization
  3. Workplace
  4. Strategy

The nine competency models covered are:

  1. Business Acumen
  2. Critical Evaluation
  3. Global and Cultural Effectiveness
  4. Leadership and Navigation
  5. Consultation
  6. Communication
  7. Relationship Management
  8. Ethical Practice
  9. HR Expertise

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers and staff in general management or human resources management positions
  • Human resources professionals seeking to advance their career with a SPHR® certification
  • Certified human resources professionals needing credit for PHR®/SPHR® recertification
  • Human resources practitioners seeking professional development to advance their careers
  • Experienced managers who are new to the field of human resources
  • Mid-level managers pursuing  a career change or a promotion

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Weekday Session – Register Now
Orientation: Wednesday, January 28, 2015: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Classes: Every Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – April 22, 2015: 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
(No class Wednesday, April 8, 2015)

Weekend Session – Register Now
Orientation: Wednesday, February 4, 2015: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Classes: Every other Saturday, February 14, 2015 – April 25, 2015: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
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Continuing Education Information: 
  • 4 CEU's
  • Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia

Military Funding Information:
The Human Resources Management Certificate Program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Services to receive GI Bill funding. Spouses of active duty military members that are eligible for MYCAA and active duty military members that are eligible for Air Force TA and Army TA may contact their education service officer to apply for course approval. For more information regarding military funding for this course, visit our Financial and Military Assistance page or contact our office at 706-542-3537.

Nancy Colter
is a human resources consultant and trainer who develops and implements learning solutions that supports the organizations business strategies. She is the principal of Nancy Colter Consulting, LLC located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to establishing her own business, Nancy spent 20 years in the corporate arena. Her career includes senior HR management positions at leading financial services and hospitality companies as well as various benefits, compensation and employment manager positions in other organizations.

This consummate professional is equally accomplished in handling a variety of human resources projects from human resources audits to recruiting in various industries and high profile environments. She is an effective communicator with a quick, analytical mind who enjoys solving problems that contribute to the organizations bottom line.

Nancy incorporates her insights from this highly successful corporate career into the development and delivery of her training programs. Her combination of practical business experience with engaging facilitation has generated fast-paced, effective and fun programs that work.

As a result, Nancy has been instrumental in the development and success of corporate management certificate programs for leading Fortune 500 companies. She is widely recognized for delivering effective programs in performance management, time management, dealing with difficult people, and customer service.

Nancy holds her Masters degree in business from the University of South Carolina and her Bachelors degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a certified instructor for many leading training programs, is an instructor at two leading Universities and has published many articles on todays cutting edge management topics. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and has served as an HR Advisor for the Bureau of Business Practice Georgia Newsletter publication. 

Michael D. Haberman
is Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings over 30 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He authors the HR blog entitled HR Observations at He speaks, writes and teaches on a number of management and HR issues. 

In his blog he writes about working with the laws and regulations in the HR field. He also writes about futurist topics in order to prepare HR professionals for things they will have to deal with in the next 5 to 10 years. Additionally he is the co  host of a podcast radio show, where he discusses the good, the bad and the ugly about human resources.