About the Programs


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 International Students.

What Students Are Saying

This class not only gave me a great overview of the industry and language to use, but also gave me practical, progressive tools that I could actually implement in my work right away.

Melissa Mayes, T&D Coordinator, Stretch Play Yoga

Wonderful class, high standards and up-to-date information. Great instructors!! Five Stars.

Sandee Lowe, Customer Service Rep. II, SF Federal Credit Union

I love this class! Dawn is quite knowledgeable with regards to HR, quite accommodating answering questions. She explains topics well and had the active participation of the class. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

Mary Rosaleen B. Agaton, Faculty, UST/Coligio de San Juan de Letran (Philippines)

Great class — extremely informative. Great exercises, as well.

Darlene Ehsan, HRM student (course: Discipline & Termination)

I thought Recruitment & Selection was an excellent class. The instructor was very enthusiastic and kept us very engaged.

Sharee Brend, Wells Fargo

I thought it was an informative class and I came away feeling like I would be a lot more mindful about all the facts of any particular situation.

Elizabeth Keith, Receptionist Boudin


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.