Partnerships and Programs Recognitions

Current Program Partnerships

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Illinois State Council of SHRM
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • SHRM Recertification Provider
  • CERTWISE/Project Management, Holmes Corporation
  • ProFM Institute and NFMT (Building Oprating Management’s National Facilities Management and Technology)
  • Relationships with more than 30 Local Chapter Affiliates of Partnering Organizations (estimated combined membership of 15,000+ members in Northern Illinois)

Past, Present and Pending Corporate and Community Clients and Partners

  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • University of Chicago
  • United Airlines
  • Metropolitan Chicago Water Reclamation District
  • ADP
  • Allstate
  • United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) – Chicago (Charter Schools)
  • City of Chicago, Department of Human Services
  • Mt. Royal University/Canada – CIA
  • Northeast Illinois Commuter Railway (Metra-Chicago Region)
  • Village of Glen Ellyn
  • Kishwaukee College
  • Oakton College
  • Prairie State College
  • IDEAL Industries
  • SHURE Incorporated
  • St. Cloud State University

NIU Credentialing Program Honors and Recognitions

  • Recognized as SHRM “Top 20” University Provider (more than 280 partner universities) for the past 12 + years.
  • Awarded Certificates of Recognition for SHRM classes having 100% pass rates
  • HR candidate pass rates consistently exceed national averages by a substantial margin
  • Recognized as a SHRM Recertification Approved Provider
  • One of an elite group of University partners authorized by the Institute of Internal Auditors to deliver Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Review courses in an online format
  • Selected as one of the first University partners recognized as a licensed provider of credential programs for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • NIU/IFMA Instructor team members serve as SME’s for IFMA educational products development
  • NIU/IFMA Instructor team members recognized as presenters at national and international facility management conferences
  • NIU/SHRM Instructor team members recognized as presenters at national and international HR Conferences
  • NIU Program Director is a past member of the SHRM Education Partners Advisory Committee and serves as mentor to new University program coordinators
  • NIU Program Director has presented multiple workshops and training programs at the SHRM Education Partners Conference and Conference on Management and Executive Development
  • Recognition of programs at multiple regional, state, national and international conferences

Contact Us

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 

Registration by phone
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