Professional Development Programs

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management


Taught by highly experienced human resource professionals, this certificate program offers a comprehensive view of professional development in the practical application of concepts of compensation, performance management, training and development, personnel law, recruitment, fringe benefits, and labor relations.

This program is designed for entry- to mid-level managers of human resource departments, recruiters and staff specialists, small business owners, and individuals looking to enhance their skills in human resource management.

Program Requirements

The Certificate Program in Human Resource Management consists of six required courses and twelve hours of electives. This program allows participants to customize the curriculum to match their career and organizational needs.

Required courses may be taken in any sequence

Suggested elective courses

After registering for courses, enroll in the Human Resource Management Certificate Program. You will then create an account that will allow you to track your progress in the Human Resource Management Certificate Program and receive program updates.


Test Prep


Susan Knapp, Ph. D., has over 25 years of experience as a manager and trainer and has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, universities, government agencies, hospitals and the United States Air Force.

Adam Taylor Esq., a founding member of Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC, practices in a variety of areas and assists employers state-wide.

Deborah Whitworth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is Owner and CEO of HR Studio Group, LLC. Throughout her 30 years of human resources management and leadership experience, Deb has helped a variety of nonprofit and for-profit services and industries build and maintain compliant cultures of excellence.

Michelle G. Winn, CPLP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, currently serves as the Director of Training for Acadia Insurance and is the only person in Maine to have successfully completed the requirements to earn the Certified Professional of Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Read more about our Instructors on our Instructor Bio page


Professional Resources

  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    The world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
  • Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (HRASM)
    An affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, this is a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

  • SHRM Maine State Council
    Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Chartered in Lewiston, ME. Great site for resources, networking opportunities, and events.


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