Program_Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Advance your skills and expertise in human resources to take the next step in your career. This program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are interested in learning more about recruiting, managing and developing employees.
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Certificate
2 Years
Accepting International Students
Full-Time On Campus

About the Human Resources Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Human Resources Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Red Deer Polytechnic caters to working professionals who are looking to obtain a specialized skill set in a short period of time to advance their career.   

This program focuses on developing the people leadership expertise you need to work in a variety of Human Resources roles. This program is a post-baccalaureate certificate, which means that an undergraduate or bachelor's degree is required for admission.  

Take the next step in your career. This program has been developed to align with the Human Resources Institute of Alberta accreditation framework, to help you achieve a Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Learn more about accreditation under the Courses tab. 

Work-integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning opportunities will depend on the area of focus you choose.  Learn more about the many types of experiential learning opportunities available at Red Deer Polytechnic through the Career Education and Experience Development Centre. 

Faith Jandura_HR Testimonial
"I am a Certified Payroll Professional and am currently enrolled in the HRM Graduate Certificate program through Hyflex. The program is CPHR-Alberta Accredited program and this will fast track my career to an CPHR Candidate. I'm looking forward to taking the HR and Payroll world with optimal knowledge."
Faith Jandura

Intakes

Fall (Domestic) - Start Date: Sep 04, 2024
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Spring (Domestic) - Start Date: May 01, 2025
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Fall (International) - Start Date: Sep 04, 2024
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Winter (Domestic) - Start Date: Jan 07, 2025
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Winter (International) - Start Date: Jan 07, 2025
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  • International students have to pay their tuition deposit to receive their letters of acceptance
  • Important dates may change 

Admission Requirements

Eligibility for admission to the Human Resources Graduate Certificate program at Red Deer Polytechnic requires you to meet minimum academic requirements. If you meet all minimum requirements, you will be offered admission on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Academic Requirements  

An undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution. 

Additional Requirements

English Language Proficiency

Applicants who declare English as a first language are exempt from ELP requirements. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for admission to credit programs by providing official documentation to the Office of the Registrar at international.admissions@rdpolytech.ca or by regular mail, after an online application has been submitted. All ELP tests must have been obtained within two years of the date their program starts. ELP requirements are in addition to the other admission requirements noted above.  

Prior Learning and Transfer

Undergraduate or bachelor's degree is required for admission.  

Program Cost

Students from Canada
Year 1
$5,644.00
Year 2
$5,008.00

These costs are an estimate of tuition and fees based on the recommended course load per year.       

NOTE: Additional fees apply. View here for a detailed, estimated breakdown of tuition, non-instructional mandatory fees, health and dental plan costs, and estimated textbooks and supplies costs.    

International Students
Year 1
$14,739.00
Year 2
$12,828.00

These costs are an estimate of tuition and fees based on the recommended course load per year.      

NOTE: Additional fees apply. View here for a detailed, estimated breakdown of tuition, non-instructional mandatory fees, health and dental plan costs, and estimated textbooks and supplies costs.     

Program Content

In addition to preparing you for an exciting career in Human Resources, this program will also prepare you for the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. All students will complete the same 11 courses to earn the Human Resources Graduate Certificate. As this is a post-baccalaureate credential, you will be challenged by graduate level course work.   

Graduation Requirements

You must pass all courses and achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 (62%).  

Accreditation Requirements

  • Graduates of an accredited program who achieve a minimum overall average of 70% (2.7 GPA) in the program may apply to the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) requirements towards the CPHR designation with Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada member associations.  

  • Graduates who do not achieve a minimum overall average of 70% in the program will be better equipped to write the NKE in preparation to obtain the CPHR designation.   

  • For complete information on eligibility for the CPHR designation, please contact the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta. 

  • CPHR Alberta will verify that you meet the requirements to waive the NKE by reviewing the transcripts you arrange to have sent from post-secondary institutions directly to CPHR Alberta.