Companies have no greater asset than their people, and the management of functions related to human resources is absolutely critical to today’s business success.
From learning the essentials to SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation and exam review, our experienced instructors will help you develop the knowledge you need to work effectively.
Locations and Schedules
Along with our online certificate offering, our instructors lead this program at:
- KSU Center (Hybrid) – a mixture of instructor-led, live sessions and online, self-paced sessions.
We offer this course both on Saturdays (for 7 weeks) and weeknights (for 13 weeks) to fit your schedule. Click the Enroll Now button at the top of the page to see all upcoming courses and their locations and schedules.
SHRM Certification Credentials
Why a certification? The SHRM credentials are based on the latest HR research and emerging knowledge for HR professionals. The SHRM certification tests HR competencies – the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
Business is changing and employers are insisting HR professionals adapt to that change. We now live and work in a global economy, where geographic borders are virtually non-existent, and innovation, agility and strategy are critical success factors. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce.
The College has partnered with SHRM to offer classes for these innovative certifications that have become the new global standard. Earning your certificate in these courses will help you gain a competitive advantage and boost your professional worth.
Classes offered in February and August present you the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve by being crowned with more relevant credentials. For more than 20 years, we have been the answer for HR professionals aspiring to grow their career.
Join us on the path to success.
Please note that this course helps prepare students to sit for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exam and information, including application and exam fees, can be found at shrm.org. Certification exam fees are not included in the cost of the course.
High school diploma or equivalent required for our HR certificate program but not the Fundamentals of Human Resources Management introductory course. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the internet are required for both courses.
Lisa Hughes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, has been a continuing education instructor for KSU’s HR certification program since 2012. She is a progressive, senior-level human resource professional with 20+ years comprehensive HR experience including organizational design and effectiveness, talent acquisition and management, cultural modification efforts, M&A assimilation, location start-up/closure, compensation and benefits, employee relations, recruitment, legal compliance, payroll and other related areas. Hughes is a creator of human resource strategies to further organizational objectives with proven track record of positive implementation.
Since 2014, Hughes has served as the vice president of human resources & administration for Nobis Works in Marietta, Ga. She provides strategic human resources leadership and guidance to the organization by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, performance management, succession planning, retention, training and development. She also guides Nobis Works’ cultural and diversity programs, compliance, employee relations, compensation and benefits in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction. Hughes is a key player in the areas of health and safety, corporate communications and information technology.
Hughes received her Bachelor of Science in Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology with certificates in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Economics. She received her Master of Science in Personnel and Employment Relations from Georgia State University. She obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 1996, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2003, Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) in 2005 and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation in 2015.
In her spare time, Hughes served as the 2016-17 President for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) — Atlanta chapter.
An Atlanta native, Hughes lives in Canton with her husband Edwin. Together, they enjoy live music and attending auto races.
#1: Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certificate
|Start Date||January 29, 2024|
|End Date||April 22, 2024|
|01||Monday, 01/29/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|02||Monday, 02/05/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|03||Monday, 02/19/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|04||Monday, 02/26/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|05||Monday, 03/11/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|06||Monday, 03/18/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|07||Monday, 04/01/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|08||Monday, 04/22/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
#2: Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certificate
|Start Date||February 22, 2024|
|End Date||May 16, 2024|
|01||Thursday, 02/22/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||n/a|
|02||Thursday, 02/29/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||n/a|
|03||Thursday, 03/14/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|04||Thursday, 03/21/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|05||Thursday, 04/04/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|06||Thursday, 04/11/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|07||Thursday, 04/25/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|08||Thursday, 05/16/2024||06:00 PM - 09:30 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
#3: Human Resources Management SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certificate
|Start Date||March 23, 2024|
|End Date||June 01, 2024|
|01||Saturday, 03/23/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|02||Saturday, 03/30/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|03||Saturday, 04/13/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|04||Saturday, 04/27/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|05||Saturday, 05/04/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|06||Saturday, 05/25/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
|07||Saturday, 06/01/2024||08:00 AM - 12:00 PM||KSU Center||ClassRoom||Lisa Hughes|
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