Academic Calendar 2022/23

Continuing Education

Human Resource Management certificate

The Human Resource Management certificate program is designed to provide students with a strategic outlook on the practice of human resources. Based on the required professional capabilities identified for the certified human resources professional designation, experienced HR professionals present key human resources practices and issues pertinent to today’s workplaces. This program is aimed at people currently working in the human resources field or wishing to enter the field. This program will be most beneficial to people who want to increase their level of knowledge and skills in order to manage the human resources function more strategically or who wish to advance within the human resources field.

When to apply

There is no application for entrance to this program. All of the courses in this program may be taken individually or applied to the Human Resource Management certificate.

How to apply

As there is no application process for this program, students can register at any time.

Fees and additional costs

Please see the Continuing Education webpage for current fee information. See the Fees and Other Costs section for additional information.

Program duration

The Human Resource Management certificate is one to three years in duration and is completed in a part-time capacity. Multiple sections are offered throughout the year and scheduled during evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals.


The program is located at the Clearbrook Centre in Abbotsford.

Program outline

Core courses

Course Title Hours
BISC HRM01 Strategic Human Resources Management 15
BISC HRM02 Increasing Employee Engagement 15
BISC HRM03 Hiring for Performance 15
BISC HRM04 Managing Employee Performance 15
BISC HRM05 Employee Development and Training 15
BISC HRM06 HR Policies and Procedures: The Basics 15
BISC HRM07 Handling HR Issues 15
BISC HRM08 Understanding Leadership 15
BISC HRM09 Employee Rewards: A Total Comprehensive Approach 15

Elective courses

Course Title Hours
BISC HRM10 Introduction to Labour Relations 5.5
BISC HRM11 B.C. Employment Law 5.5
BISC HRM12 Workplace Health and Safety 5.5
BISC HRM13 Designing Employee Orientation Programs 5.5
BISC HRM14 Measuring HR's Impact 5.5

Graduation requirements

To be eligible to graduate, students must successfully complete nine core courses and three electives.

Maximum length of time to complete program

Students must complete the program requirements within three years.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the Continuing Education webpage.

For more information

Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 6324, or

Current Students