Human Resources Management

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Human Resources Management: Full-Time Post-Degree Certificate and Part-Time Certificate

Prepare for your CHRP designation on this accelerated path

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Gain university-level knowledge and applied skills in the key human resources disciplines of recruitment, strategic planning, training, labour relations, compensation, health and safety, and organizational behaviour.

Our Certificates in Human Resources Management cover the core competencies for human resources professionals as determined by Ontario’s leading professional association, the Human Resources Professional Association. Both our Certificate programs provide the nine required courses to earn the CHRP designation. With this comprehensive background, you’ll excel in a human resources career.

Program Description

Certificate in Human Resources Management (Part-time)

As a pioneer in designing university courses for working professionals, York has the expertise to offer you a vibrant, meaningful online education experience. Our interactive courses are designed to enhance the skills that employers value including communication, critical thinking, data literacy, and ethics.

Instructors who are experts in the field ensure that you are able to immediately apply concepts studied in class to your work. Our unique program design ensures that you will earn your Certificate in just under two years.

Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management (Full-time)

In just two terms, around nice months, this Post-Degree Certificate program will prepare you for a successful career in human resources.

The Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management has been designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and a richer network of professional contacts than is possible in other programs while successfully balancing your professional and personal responsibilities. Practise the skills and explore the knowledge that employers value in our interactive courses taught by expert practitioners.

Our Post-Degree program also includes a highly practical and applied course that focuses on critical business cross-functional competencies and addresses what employers say they look for when hiring and promoting.

Choose the format and schedule that fits your needs:


The online program is by far the most convenient option for completing this program — especially for busy professionals. York University’s accelerated, interactive online program helps you develop a rich network of peers while enjoying the convenience of learning at your preferred location. Study at times that fit your schedule as long as you complete the assignments on time.

  • Format: Part-time
  • Delivery: Online
  • Term Starts: September, January, May
  • Program Length: Less than two years


In Ontario, large gatherings are restricted. As such, this program will be offered in our “live online” format, which offers students the structure and group interaction of a face-to-face experience without travelling to York’s campus. Our live online classrooms enable students to hear and interact with the instructor and other students like in a normal classroom.

For the second half of the program, students can expect to be back on campus for in-class sessions with social distancing and health and safety measures in place.

  • Format: Full-time 
  • Delivery: Online + live online sessions 
  • Term Starts: September, January, May 
  • Program Length: 9 months 

Who should take this certificate?


  • Professionals pursuing a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation
  • Working professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in human resources management


  • Recent graduates and professionals wishing to pursue a career in human resources management
  • International students interested in gaining a Canadian perspective on human resources management

Program Courses

Courses for Human Resources Management Full-time and Part-time programs

  • Business Communications for Human Resources Professionals (applicable to the full-time program only)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Accounting: Analysis & Use of Financial Information
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation

CHRP designation

The York University Human Resources Management programs are recognized by Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) as meeting the coursework requirement for the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. This requirement is met by students who complete all nine courses in the Certificate with a grade of 70% or better with no single course below 65% within ten years of the date they are registered to write the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). Students pursuing an external designation, such as CHRP, are responsible for ensuring that they satisfy the issuing association’s requirements.

Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management - Full-Time

Certificate in Human Resources Management - Online (January 2022 - October 2023)

Certificate in Human Resources Management - Online

Certificate in Human Resources Management - Online (January 2022 - October 2023)

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