In today’s ultra-competitive economy, the HR position is no longer just about what you know, but rather how you effectively navigate and implement that knowledge to produce maximum yield for your organization. SHRM® Certification exists to elevate your HR expertise and leadership to a whole new level.

Globally accepted as the premiere credential in the HR field, SHRM® Certification focuses specifically on knowledge and competency fields that HR professionals must possess to lead in today’s economy.

SHRM® Certification is backed by SHRM®, the largest HR membership organization in the world. To date, SHRM® has backed certifications of over 100,000 HR professionals representing 140 million employees globally.

The Pace Advantage


  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • Certified & Credentialed Instructors
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Online and On-CAmpus Course
  • Introductory & Advanced Training


Introductory Course: Essentials of Human Resources Management Certificate is an introductory course designed to give you a broad overview of the HR function in today’s business economy. At the end of this course, participants will receive a Pace University Certificate of Completion.

Certification Exam Prep: Certificate in Professional Human Resources Management is our flagship course on HR Management, and prepares students for the SHRM®-Certified Professional (CP) and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) exams, using the most up-to-date version of the SHRM® Learning System. Students will receive a Certificate of Professional HR Management from Pace University upon completion of this course.

*Note: Pace University is not a testing site. The SHRM-CM and SCP exams, which confer the CP and SCP certifications, must be registered for separately at

Pace University is ranked the #1 SHRM® Educator in New York, and a top 3 SHRM® Educational Provider nationwide. Our courses are designed to provide foundational knowledge that will put you on the path to SHRM certification.

*All our instructors are SCP-certified.


Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate

Topics for this course include:

  • Resources Management
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Development
  • Performance Management

Certificate in Professional Human Resources Management

Topics for this course include:

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Leadership and Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employment Law & Regulations


Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate

  • Career changers new to the HR field
  • Supervisors responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and training employees
  • Line managers with HR responsibilities
  • HR professionals (new and experienced) whose experience has been a single-function area
  • Certified SHRM® participants who need recertification credits (this course qualifies for 14 credit hours)

Certificate in Professional Human Resources Management

This course is designed primarily for HR professionals aiming to

  • Advance their careers
  • Obtain SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Gain recognition from the global community
  • Increase their HR knowledge and expertise


In-person: Takes place in a classroom on campus at Pace University led by a SHRM-SCP Certified instructor. Students will have access to the SHRM Learning System’s online platform at home in between class sessions.

Online: Takes place exclusively online, led by a SHRM-SCP Certified instructor using a virtual classroom environment. Students will learn via instructor-led webcast lectures, interactive messageboard discussion, assigned reading, and the SHRM Learning System’s online platform.