Human Resource Functional Excellence - Online

The HR Functional Excellence Certificate Program examines the different functional areas of human resource management. This self-paced, online learning experience is comprised of the 10 courses listed below. Complete individual courses of your choice or finish all 10 and receive a university-issued professional certificate. 

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  • Benefits and Safety
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employee Incentives
  • Employee Selection
  • Job Design & Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Training and Development
  • Workforce Planning

Who Should Attend

Newly-appointed human resource professionals, HR specialists moving from one functional area in the field to another, line managers with HR responsibilities, and individuals exploring HR as a career change will all benefit from the HR Functional Excellence Certificate Program.

Program Benefits

Learn to develop leading-edge HR programs, acquire skills to enhance personal effectiveness and business outcomes, and augment your professional career growth. Each course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful in the HR role and offers practical approaches for applying these skills in real-world situations.


The format is online, asynchronous, and self-paced. Participants will learn the material independently; there is no student-to-instructor, or student-to-student interaction. 

The courses are structured as lecture presentation audio which are approximately 25 minutes each in duration. There are about 5 to 7 audio lectures per course which participants are able to view at their own pace. Optional readings and media specifically curated to each course are also included. There are no assignments or activities, however, each course has one quiz at the end. Participants must score 70% or higher to complete the course within 3 attempts.  

Once registered, participants will have access to the course(s) from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. To receive HRCI and SHRM re-certification credits, courses must be completed by December 31, 2021. If you don't feel you can complete the course(s) by December 31, 2021, we recommend you wait until the next registration opens. Please check back here for upcoming sessions.

Course Availability

January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021

Credit Available

0.2 CEUs per course
2 CPEs per course
3 business recertification credits (per course) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

3 professional development credits (per course) through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


$299 per course
Rutgers Alumni and Staff receive a 10% discount. Contact us for discount code.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancellation must be made, in writing, within 24-hours of registering for a course. Please send your request for cancellation via email to


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