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HR Skills Development

Accelerate your HR career and equip yourself with the necessary skills to be successful. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education is a proud SHRM provider for HR training. To learn more about the different credential options and what might best benefit your career advancement, please continue reading below.

Upcoming Programs

Have you wondered if SHRM Certification is right for you? This 1-hour session will give you the opportunity to learn more about SHRM certification and ask questions about how our newly formatted SHRM Certification Exam Prep course can set you up for success. Our speaker for this session is our certified SHRM instructor, Dr. Sheronda Glass, a human resources executive with 25+ years of HR experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/ manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. Register for this no-cost, informational webinar today!

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Types of SHRM HR Certifications & Eligibility

An important step in selecting the right credential for you is determining your exam eligibility. It is important to note that even though you may qualify for a senior level exam, you may still choose a professional level exam to ensure a strong foundation before pursuing the senior level certification credential. Click here to learn more about SHRM’s eligibility criteria.

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Foundational Skill Level

Anyone interested in pursuing a career in HR or any positions that interact with and support the HR function.  

Roles that would consider these include but are not limited to:  

  • New and Junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base 
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation 
  • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills 
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services 
  • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices 
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills 

No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential. 

While this program doesn’t prepare you for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exam, it helps set the stage for those interested in pursuing certification. 

Learn about this course

Professional Skill Level

Middle and senior level tactical HR positions such as Generalists, Managers, Directors, etc. 

Must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience: 

  • Less than a bachelor’s degree* + HR Related Program – 3 years in HR role, OR 
  • Less than a bachelor’s degree* + non-HR Related Program – 4 years in HR role, 
  • Bachelor’s degree + HR Related Program – 1 years in HR role, 
  • Bachelor’s degree + non-HR Related Program – 2 years in HR role, 
  • Master’s degree + HR Related Program – currently in HR role, OR 
  • Master’s degree + non-HR Related Program – 1 year in HR role 

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED. 

Learn about our prep course

Strategic Skill Level

Senior and executive level strategic HR positions such as Senior Managers, Directors, VPs and CHROs. 

Must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience: 

  • Less than a Bachelor’s degree* + HR Related Program – 6 years in HR role, 
  • Less than a Bachelor’s degree* + non-HR Related Program – 7 years in HR role, 
  • Bachelor’s degree + HR Related Program – 4 years in HR role, 
  • Bachelor’s degree + non-HR Related Program – 5 years in HR role, 
  • Master’s degree + HR Related Program – 3 years in HR role, OR 
  • Master’s degree + non-HR Related Program – 4 years in HR role 
  • *Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED. 

Learn about our prep course

Expanded Online HR Offerings

Click below to expand our catalog of online HR offerings, sorted by topic. Discover ways to enhance your knowledge and earn CEUs, PDUs, and SHRMs. 

PROFESSIONAL AND

CONTINUING EDUCATION


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262-595-3340
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Kenosha, WI 53144 
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The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Professional and Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.
 

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