Not to be confused with the exam certification, there is no previous work experience required to earn a certificate in human resource applications. These programs will teach you a new skill, sharpen your technical knowledge, and keep you up to date with new concepts. Classes may be taken online, through a series of seminars, or at a local college or university. The most common human resource certificate topics are:
Human Resource Management
Selection and Staffing
ADP Payroll System
In some cases, certificate programs may qualify for college credits. Other classes prepare you for the HRCI certifications mentioned at the beginning of this chapter or count as credits toward recertification.