Earning a certification in the human resources field has become more than just a "nice to have" – it's become the industry standard.

With over 145,000 certified human resources professionals, it's critical to earn certification to make yourself more marketable as an HR professional.

Villanova University's College of Professional Studies offers both online and on campus HR non-credit professional education. Whether near or far, you can build your HR expertise through Villanova in a format that meets your needs.




Interested in just preparing for a SHRM certification?

You can register for a single course within each program which focuses on the 2020 SHRM Learning System® and helps prepare you for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®certification. See the online Human Resource Management or campus SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation courses for more details.

If you are receiving tuition benefits from a third party, you should check any restrictions prior to registering for courses outside of a program.



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College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Prospective and Current Students Enrolling in Online Courses or Programs

The following includes important information regarding the University’s authorization status, students’ responsibilities related to relocation and programs leading to professional licensures, and the complaint process for online students.

Read the Notices for Online Courses or Programs


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Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

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Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

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Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.