Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take the Emory Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate?

If you are already a human resources professional interested in advancing within the field or if you are a manager desiring to specialize in human resources management, you should take this course.

The program is also designed for junior/entry-level human resources practitioners, department supervisors and managers who have responsibility for interviewing and training employees. In addition to those seeking a career in human resources, team leaders with supervisory experience can also benefit from the program.

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Will this course prepare me for the SHRM examination?

The general skills and knowledge gained from the course may prove helpful in a general way and thereby assist with the examination. The core course includes a practice exam.

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Is there a comprehensive examination?

Yes. At the conclusion of the first six modules, which include the SHRM curriculum, you will have a comprehensive examination on that content. This examination date is built into the schedule, and participants will be led through a review for this examination in class.

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Do any discounts apply to this program?

Yes. There is a SHRM Atlanta member discount and our standard discounts for Emory faculty, staff, and students. However, you may only apply one discount to the course.

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What makes Emory's program different?

  • It was designed by practicing HR experts with real-world experience.
  • It is approved by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and its core courses incorporate the SHRM curriculum.
  • It provides the flexibility and convenience that your busy life demands, with convenient scheduling designed especially for working professionals.
  • Our core courses emphasize the need for solutions specific to your organization, offering participants the opportunity to develop a personalized portfolio.
  • It provides an opportunity to specialize in the HR field as you select from a range of elective courses.

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