About the Programs

How to Begin Taking Classes

  • There is no application process to begin taking classes.
  • Obtain SF State ID and Password.
  • Register for classes based on individual goals and prerequisites.
  • Payment is due upon registration. Space is limited. Please register three weeks in advance.
  • Request a Certificate of Completion after all classes have been successfully completed.


There are no formal requirements or prerequisites to fulfill prior to enrolling in the Human Resource Management: Fundamentals program. The first class, HRM Overview (HRM 9080) is the prerequisite for all other Fundamentals classes. Previous HR experience is not necessary.

Students who wish to earn the Human Resource Management: Professional certificate must first complete the Fundamentals certificate.

Professional Credit: Continuing Education Units

Credit is recorded as Continuing Education Units (CEU), which provide a standard of measurement for non-degree educational experiences. CEUs cannot be applied to a degree. As a SHRM preferred provider, our courses count toward SHRM recertification.

International Students

The program is not eligible to provide the I-20 form for the purpose of receiving the F-1 student visa. For more information, visit Center for Global Engagement.


As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State College of Extended Learning.