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

Program Overview | Available Sessions | Program Policies

Fall 2020

The Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management explores the core competencies for human resources professionals as determined by Canada's leading professional association the Human Resources Professional Association. This full-time post-graduate certificate program prepares students who have previous academic or work experience in this field and those who are new to human resources for a successful career and future managerial roles.

CSHR1010 Human Resources Management

This course introduces you to the basic principles and concepts of human resources management, and provides a context for the challenges facing HR managers in contemporary Canadian organizations. You are given opportunities to identify organizational problems, and to prescribe and implement corrective actions.
From 14-Sep-2020 to 02-Nov-2020
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CSHR1020 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

Explore individual and group behaviour as it impacts performance in organizations and guides management thinking today. You will learn to recognize, analyze, and suggest solutions to organizational problems as an HR manager. Topics include motivation, communication, decision-making, leadership and structural issues.
From 15-Sep-2020 to 03-Nov-2020
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CSHR1000 Business Communications for HR Professionals

This course examines how to strengthen written and oral business communication, improve working relationships and collaborative problem-solving skills.
From 04-Nov-2020 to 16-Dec-2020
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CSHR1030 Training and Development

Understand the role and function of learning and development in organizations, and how employee learning contributes to an organization’s success. You will explore the corporate training process of needs analysis, objective setting, program design, adult education, equity in training, methods and evaluation, learning initiatives such as mentoring, coaching and leadership development, and the role of stakeholder.
From 05-Nov-2020 to 17-Dec-2020
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CSHR1090 Introduction to Accounting - Analysis & the Use of Financial Information

Examine the concepts, language, and uses of financial accounting, management accounting, and finance; and examine their interrelationships. You will explore financial statements used inside and outside of the enterprise, and how this information impacts a manager’s day-to-day decisions.
From 04-Jan-2021 to 17-Feb-2021
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CSHR1050 Human Resources Planning

Develop an understanding of the personnel planning process, including the needs, methods, uses, and risks, and future trends in human resources planning. This course will provide a general overview of common approaches in the field of Human Resources Planning, and will help you understand the planning processes used by HR professionals as part of an organization’s overall strategy.
From 05-Jan-2021 to 16-Feb-2021
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CSHR1060 Compensation

Learn about the objectives of compensation and how to manage compensation programs within an organization. Explore issues such as wage and salary determination, incentive systems, and benefits and services. This course will reflect a mix of research and practice.
From 22-Feb-2021 to 05-Apr-2021
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CSHR1070 Recruitment, Selection and Performance Appraisal of Personnel

Learn about the issues and procedures used in the recruitment, selection and performance appraisal of employees. This course discusses measurement issues, methods, and procedures of recruitment, screening, testing, interviewing, performance appraisal, and hiring decision-making.
From 23-Feb-2021 to 06-Apr-2021
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CSHR1080 Industrial Relations

Investigate a topic that impacts everyone in Canada. Learn to analyze and apply concepts of industrial relations from both a national and workplace context.
From 12-Apr-2021 to 26-May-2021
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CSHR1040 Occupational Health and Safety Management

Explore the broad field of occupational health and safety management within the context of the healthy workplace. You will investigate hazard management, Canadian OHS legislation, safety programs, and current issues within the OHS field.
From 13-Apr-2021 to 25-May-2021
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School Policies


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A Human Resources Management certificate is well worth the investment, both for career prospecting and career satisfaction. Please review the tuition requirements below, especially if you’re an international student.

The full domestic tuition for the Program is $8,249 (HST exempt)

The full international tuition for the Program is $18,999 (HST exempt)

Full-time Post-degree Certificate in Human Resources Management:

Installment Plan Policy

The School of Continuing Studies allows students in certificate programs the option of paying in two or more installments. You must pay the initial payment as stated below and then you may make any number of online payments that they choose, provided that you pay the entire balance before the stated due date. Students opting for the installment plan will also be charged a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of $125 that is due at the time of registration. The following are the details of the installment plan policy according to the Human Resources Management Post-Degree Full-time Certificate:

  • Domestic Students – The first payment of 50% of the tuition fee is due upon registration, with the balance due before the first day of the first course.
  • International Students – The full international tuition for the Program is $18,999 (HST exempt). Payment #1 of $5,999 and the installment fee must accompany the acceptance of admission. The balance is due before the first day of the first course.

Textbooks and course materials cost approximately $260 per course and are not part of the tuition fee.

  • Customized payment plans may be available to align to employer policies but are not available for individuals. For further information please contact the Program Manager at 416-736-5616.
  • A student that fails to make installment payments as required will not be permitted to continue in the program.

Please note: This program is not eligible for aid from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Students needing OSAP must apply to the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Human Resources Management program.

Admission requirements


To be admitted to the all full-time CPE Certificate Programs (Human Resources, Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Administration), applicants must have:

  • minimum of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 60% average (C)
  • official transcripts (International students: please provide original English translated copy of University degree and transcripts.)
  • completed online application form
  • proof of language proficiency (international students only)

There is an application fee of $79 payable upon submission of your application. Applicants will be notified directly if additional information or documentation is required.  If you have been issued a conditional offer, a sealed hard copy of official transcripts must be mailed to the School of Continuing Studies no later than the start of the program.


IELTS (Academic only) 6.0
TOEFL Paper 550
TOEFL Computer 213
TOEFL Internet 79-80
TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading)290 (Speaking and Writing)
Cambridge ESOL First (FCE) – Grade B (scale 173 – 175)First (FCE) – Grade C (scale 169 – 172)
YUELI AP Level 7
DY Program (Destination York) Successfully Completed
PTE 58
Duolingo 104

Transfer credit

You may be eligible to transfer a maximum of one equivalent course credit from other institutions and receive advanced standing in either program. Transfer Credit requests can be forwarded to the Program Manager for approval via email at, or in writing to: School of Continuing Studies Attention CHRM Program Manager 4700 Keele Street – Room 116 Atkinson Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 For both the full-time and online program, prospective students are permitted to transfer one course with approval of the Program Manager (discounted based on cost of course). Approved courses for advanced standing must meet the following criteria:

  1. There must be a 90% overlap in content and curriculum, and the same number of hours as the courses offered in SCS’s program.
  2. The courses must be at the university level (from an accredited academic institution) with a grade of B or better. College equivalents will not be considered.
  3. All submissions must be sent in writing to SCS’s Program Manager along with:
  • An official transcript outlining the course completed
  • The contact hours
  • The final grade
  • The official transcript (sealed)

Full course outlines must also be submitted that contain:

  • The full course description
  • Learning objectives
  • Assessment and reading materials
  • Weekly content covered

Please note that incomplete packages cannot be reviewed.

Course Exemptions and Substitutions for Returning SCS Students

Students who complete one School of Continuing Studies (SCS) certificate and enrol in a second School of Continuing Studies certificate that includes some of the same courses as the first certificate, are eligible for one (1) course exemption and up to two (2) course substitutions to prevent repetition of coursework.


  • SCS staff will automatically update the student record with the course exemption (and applicable refund) and enrol the student in the applicable course substitution(s).
  • Students can view their revised course schedule through the Student Portal.
  • Substitution courses will most likely be offered on a different day and time than regularly scheduled courses.
  • Students may not opt out of the course substitution(s) or choose to stay enrolled in the original course(s) that they have previously completed.
  • Additional course exceptions, transfers and course substitutions from other institutions beyond the maximum of 1 course exemption and 2 course substitutions will not be permitted.

What if I miss an exam?

You should be making every effort to meet York University’s General Academic Regulations, as well as each of your courses’ requirements. This includes attendance, assignments, and tests/exams. We understand, however, that unforeseen circumstances arise that may force you to miss an exam. If that’s the case, you must contact your instructor before the scheduled exam date by email. Please include your full name, student number, and the reason for your absence in the message. You must also provide valid documentation (i.e., a doctor’s note, death certificate, court/legal documentation, etc.) immediately following your return before alternative arrangements can be made. Please note that valid documentation has to be applicable to the assessment date.

What if I miss a class?

If possible, please contact your instructor before the class. In your message, be sure to include your full name, student number, and the reason for your absence. You’ll then be required to make arrangements with your instructor to make up the missed hours. Normally, the instructor will assign you a short assignment based on the readings of the class missed.

Class Cancellations Due to Instructor Absence

Like our students, York University instructors work hard to make it to every class on time. However, should he or she be forced to cancel your class due to an absence, you will be notified via email as soon as possible by SCS. Instructor absences will also be posted on the course website on the Moodle learning management system in the course announcements section. Upon the instructor’s return to class, make-up class details will be discussed.

Electronic Devices

Students can use laptops and other electronic devices during class. Out of respect for your instructor and fellow classmates, please reserve the use of electronic equipment during class time for academic purposes. Instructors reserve the right to ask students to leave the classroom if they do not comply with this practice.

Recording Devices

Students are not permitted to record lectures or take pictures without the consent of instructors and/or fellow students. We ask that students not post course content on external websites. Students who are registered with Accessibility Services and have accommodations approved for recording lectures are permitted to do so with the instructor’s knowledge.

Academic Concerns during a Course

If you have a concern regarding an assignment, midterm exam, etc., you should first meet with the instructor to discuss the situation. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, only then should you contact the Program Manager.

Alternate Examination Dates/Special Accommodation

Remember, it is your responsibility to contact the Program Manager to discuss accommodations* and procedures related to alternative examinations, or your course Instructor in cases of missed coursework, within 48 hours of the originally scheduled test/exam. Unfortunately, failure to do so will result in a grade of zero (0) on the coursework/exam, and no further consideration will be granted.

Note: Supporting documentation will be required, but will not ensure approval of accommodation(s).

SCS works in partnership with York University’s Student Accessibility Services and the Office of the Registrar to support alternate exam and test accommodation services for students with disabilities at the Keele campus. Please submit any Alternate Exam and test requests at least three (3) weeks in advance of the scheduled test dates.

Academic Disputes, Resolution and Appeal Policy

Students with sufficient academic grounds may request that a final grade or an assignment in a course be reappraised. To start the process, please complete a reappraisal form. Next, contact the Program Manager to discuss the grade received, and to request a re-review of a specific submission. He or she will select an appropriate instructor to look at the work in question, and will maintain anonymity of both the student and the reappraiser. Please note that a request for a grade reappraisal may result in the original grade being raised, lowered, or confirmed. Non-academic grounds are not relevant for grade reappraisals.

Help make our courses better

Student evaluations of both courses and Instructors is an invaluable tool that we use to modify our programs based on your feedback, and we ask all students to participate in these anonymous evaluations either in-class or online.

How do I view my grades online?

You can access the student portal on our main website landing page at this link: Student Portal You will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal. Once final grades are submitted to the SCS office and approved, they will appear on your personal student record. SCS provides Official Grade Reports which can be ordered through the Student Portal. If you require a letter confirming your attendance in the Program, please contact our Registrations Coordinator at


Grade Grade Point Per Cent Range Description
A+ 9 90-100 Exceptional
A 8 80-89 Excellent
B+ 7 75-79 Very Good
B 6 70-74 Good
C+ 5 65-69 Competent
C 4 60-64 Fairly Competent
D+ 3 55-59 Passing
D 2 50-54 Marginally Passing
E 1 (marginally below 50%) Marginally Failing
F 0 (below 50%) Failing

Definitions of Grading Descriptions

  • A+ Exceptional. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques and exceptional skill or great originality in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • A Excellent. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a high degree of skill and/or some elements of originality in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • B+ Very Good. Thorough knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts/techniques in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • B Good. Good level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • C+ Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with considerable skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • C Fairly Competent. Acceptable level of knowledge of concepts and/or techniques together with some skill in using them to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • D+ Passing. Slightly better than minimal knowledge of required concepts and/or techniques together with some ability to use them in satisfying the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • D Barely Passing. Minimum knowledge of concepts and/or techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of an assignment or course.
  • E Marginally Failing.
  • F Failing.

How do I obtain a course or tax receipt?

Income Tax receipts will be available online on the SCS website in February. You can access Tax Receipts on the student portal on our main website landing page at this link: Student Portal You will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal. Please refer to the income tax guide for allowable deductions.

Session Transfers

Please contact the Program Manager if you wish to transfer to another session. Transfer requests may only be granted for documented medical reasons.

Cancellation of Programs

The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs/courses, and students will receive a full refund of fees paid. The School of Continuing Studies reserves the right to alter fees, other charges, and course dates, times, locations, and/or instructors. Please note that the SCS is not responsible for travel cancellation charges that students may incur.


Ancillary and Service Fees
Withdrawal Fees for certificate programs $100.00 per course
Continuing Studies Student Record Fee $ 15.00
Exam/assignment duplication fee $ 15.00
Returned cheques $ 25.00
Installment fee (NON-REFUNDABLE) $ 125.00 **
Certificate replacement fee $ 52.00

How do I withdraw from the Program and get a refund?

 Students registered in a program offered by the School of Continuing Studies may withdraw from the program.  However, they are strongly advised to consult with the Program Manager before a final decision is made.  A full refund is granted only when the School of Continuing Studies cancels a program.  Refunds will be issued by the method of payment that was used (credit card, cheque if original payment was money order and Wire Transfer).  Withdrawal requests must be submitted on the official School of Continuing Studies  Withdrawal Request Form to the School of Continuing Studies.

*Exceptions: VISA denials or students who have not obtained visa by the visa deadline date, receive full refund minus a $250 program fee.  The School of Continuing Studies would be pleased to defer the registration to the next session date.

Notice of withdrawal will be printed on the Official Income Tax Receipt.

How do I obtain a copy of my Student Record?

If you are an SCS student and require a copy of your Student Record, please access the Student Portal (you will need your student ID as well as your password to access the portal) and click on the Grades link

What happens if I fail a course?

If you do not pass a course  that has a pre-requisite (achieve a final grade below 50% or D) you will not be permitted to continue in the Program.  You will have to repeat that course with another cohort. Please note that the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) requires students to successfully complete all courses in the program with an overall average of 70% with no one final course mark being less than 65% to be eligible to write the knowledge exam for the CHRP designation.

General York University Policies

All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the following information, available on the Senate Committee on Curriculum & Academic Standards webpage:

Confidentiality and Financial Security

In the spirit of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), York University and SCS work to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will document the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information is omitted from all written documents. To maintain privacy, students should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class. We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

Student Conduct

  • Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy and mutual respect.
  • It is the instructor’s responsibility to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom.
  • The instructor will decide whether such an atmosphere is no longer present in a class, and is trained to take appropriate steps to return to a professional environment.

If you feel that this policy has been violated, you should notify your instructor as soon as possible. You may be asked to provide a detailed written description of the complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: Please find the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities here.

University closures/class cancellations

Weather Rule

If the University is open, then classes will be running. If the University is closed, then classes will not be running. Any missed classes will be rescheduled.

University Closures/Class Cancellations: (416.736.5600 OR While this is rare, weather and/or other emergencies do occur that require us to suspend our operations. While every effort will be made to contact students, this is not always possible. If you are unsure of whether the course is running, please call the University’s weather/emergency information line, or check the SCS Twitter feed.