Human Resources Management Certificate

Build practical skills in core areas of human resources, including compliance, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and hiring, and strategic leadership.

Online HR Management Certificate Overview

The online Human Resources Management certificate delivers a solid foundation in essential HR skills and knowledge.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand and comply with HR regulations
  • Create competitive and fair compensation and benefits packages
  • Establish compliant and effective recruitment and hiring practices
  • Build positive employee relations and deal with challenging situations
  • Evaluate and foster learning, performance and development
  • Develop business acumen and find your own leadership style
  • Develop a toolkit of HR strategies you can put into practice immediately

Benefits of Online HR Training at Kompass

The human resources industry is constantly evolving. Each year brings new regulations, strategies, and best practices.

Online HR training at Kompass is the ideal way to stay ahead of the curve.
Here’s how it works:

  • Study online at your own pace
  • Learn from a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with decades of experience
  • Tailor assignments to fit the challenges you’re facing at work
  • Get personalized support and coaching
  • Exchange ideas with fellow HR professionals
  • Apply your new HR skills at work and see immediate results
Instructor giving advice to student

Meet our instructor and find out what to expect in class.


Career Paths in Human Resources

The online Human Resources Management certificate can help you pursue a wide range of generalist and specialist roles, such as:

  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Orientation/On-boarding Specialist
  • Training and Development Specialist

Course Schedule and Format

Instructor-supported courses come with the support of a dedicated instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a set time period. The instructor may offer pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review or check-in sessions that students can participate in via video conferencing.

Transitioning from being one of the team to leading the team is a significant change, not only in roles but in thinking. In the Strategic Leadership training course, you will explore ways to manage the transition to becoming an HR business partner or having to administer the HR function. Prepare for ongoing responsibilities by developing business acumen, strategic planning capabilities, and a personal leadership style that will work with your diverse group of employees.

Recognizing the importance of pay and benefits to employees, in the Compensation, Benefits and Other Rewards training course you will discover the connection between employee motivation and compensation. You will learn how to create a competitive, equitable pay structure that is linked to the other HR functions and influences employee behaviour in the desired direction. You will explore using a variety of monetary and non-monetary benefits to enhance your compensation system, and prepare to show employees how to use certain benefits and recognize the value they are receiving.

Finding and hiring the right person for any job requires cooperation between HR and department managers, creating up-to-date job descriptions, promoting the position in the right places, and using effective, compliant selection methods to ensure the person can do the work and will fit in with the people and environment. These days, branding your company as a great place to work and using various social media platforms can assist you in finding and attracting the best person for the job. Once the job offer is accepted, your ability to create a positive impression of the organization extends to the orientation period, where you onboard employees to your workplace culture and ensure they are adequately trained for their duties and the environment.

Successful conflict resolution training facilitates difficult conversations. With the skills and knowledge of conflict resolution, new supervisors are better able to positively engage with their teams and other coworkers, whether the mandate is to deliver difficult news, express constructive criticism, or answer negative comments. This course will help organizations improve psychological health and safety and create an overall positive work climate by reducing unnecessary stress in the workplace and increasing support for mental health. It will introduce labour legislation, which involves unions, with considerations for unionized and nonunionized organizations.

In the Learning, Performance and Development training course, you will train to build human capital in your organization and will assess current and future needs for talent. You will learn how to plan, execute, and evaluate training programs and take steps to ensure the training transfers to the workplace. As a way to increase motivation and satisfaction, you will assist employees with career planning and help them diagnose and plan their development experiences. You will be able to create a valid, effective performance management system by creating useful tools and approaches and either using them yourself or training others how to use them correctly so useful feedback can be provided to employees.


Meet our industry-expert instructors.


Weekly (Mondays)
3-6 months
Online (Instructor Supported)
Post-secondary education (degree or diploma) OR experience in a related field

Scholarship Offer

Register for a certificate and automatically receive a $500 discount on tuition!

Ready to start?

Classes start every Monday!

Who Should Take the Certificate?

This course is designed for leaders, managers, and anyone who is transitioning into an HR role. Our students include:

  • Office administrators
  • Operations professionals
  • New HR leaders in small and medium-sized businesses
  • Aspiring human resources coordinators and managers


  • Post-secondary university degree or college diploma; OR
  • Relevant professional experience


*Register for a certificate and automatically receive a $500 scholarship towards tuition!*

Human Resources Management Individual Classes

The chart below outlines the cost of Human Resources Management classes if you choose to take them individually. Once you register for three or more classes within a certificate, you will be charged the non-refundable $200 registration fee. Individual classes must be paid in full at time of registration – click here to register for an individual class.

Human Resources Management Certificate

A $200 non-refundable registration fee is charged when you register for an entire certificate. The $500 scholarship will be automatically applied to your future payments. We offer a payment plan for tuition in three equal payments of $665 at week 1, week 5, and week 9, which will be automatically charged to your method of payment unless otherwise coordinated with accounting.

We also offer an extended payment plan with monthly payments of $333 over six months. Please note your course must be paid in full prior to completion.

Kompass Alumni and Corporate Training Discounts

Students who successfully complete a certificate with Kompass are eligible for 20% off future certificates and classes. Group and employer discounts and custom corporate training options are available for three or more students.


*Students are responsible for purchasing these additional printed OR digital textbooks

Managing Human Resources, 10th Edition Digital or Printed ($74.95 – $139.95)

Individual Cost
Strategic Leadership (2-4 Weeks)
Compensation, Benefits and Other Rewards (3-6 weeks)
Recruitment and Selection (3-6 weeks)
Employee Relations and the Work Environment (2-4 Weeks)
Learning, Performance and Development (2-4 weeks )