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Influence workplace culture and employee satisfaction as an HR professional

Human Resources Studies Certificate program

Enter an in-demand field in the face of a changing workforce. Explore recruitment, labour laws, compensation and more. Graduate job-ready and pursue your CHRP designation!

Program code HRST
Duration 378 Hours
Credential Certificate
Program Delivery Part-time
Program delivery method(s) Online What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the human resources management profession. The program also serves as professional development for practitioners wishing to pursue their CHRP credential. The nine approved courses leading to the Human Resources Professional Association designation known as the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) are all mandatory courses for the certificate.


What are the admission requirements for the Human Resources Studies program? *HIDDEN SECTION*

Human Resources Studies admission requirements

What courses are included in the Human Resources Studies program?

Course offerings and equivalents

Currently available courses are linked below.

How do I apply to the Human Resources Studies program?

Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College student number and declare your major. Declaring a major allows you to take all courses under that major.

  1. Request a student number via the online form
  2. Declare your major by emailing or calling 705.722.1511
  3. From the course listing, select the course(s) you want to register for
  4. Add the course(s) to your cart and proceed to checkout and submit payment

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

There is no program fee when studying part-time. As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

Do you have questions about Human Resources Studies? Contact us!

Questions about the program?

Tammy Burke-Marson, Programming Support Assistant

Need help with registration?

Office of the Registrar