Human Resources

Business is changing. We can help you adapt.

For the past 20 years, NIU has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to provide high-quality professional development opportunities for HR professionals.


If you're new to HR, the SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources program will help you grasp the roles and responsibilities of HR in business.

If you're an experienced HR professional, take your career to the next level with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®  Certification Preparation Course.

If you're already certified, HR Strategies and Solutions programs will help you stay current as you earn credits required to retain certification.


  • 24/7 access to video presentations of each topic of study.
  • A case study to apply your theoretical studies to practical solutions.
  • Test preparation, interactive games and in-class learning activities to improve understanding and retention.
  • Ability to share resources and network with instructors and classmates through a secure Blackboard community.
  • Optional four-hour final review session at the end of the semester.


  • Courses offered at convenient locations throughout northern Illinois.
  • A variety of course formats to accommodate your schedule and learning style.
  • A team of certified practitioner instructors who bring a wealth of real-world, practical experience to the classroom.
  • Cost-effective learning - course fees include all instructional materials.
  • Ability to earn continuing professional development units and certificates of completion.
  • Certification preparation courses are approved for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding for qualified unemployed candidates.

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