Human Resource Management Certificate Program (HRM)

IPMA logoInternational Personnel Management Association of Manitoba (IPMA) recognizes excellence in the program by presenting an award to the graduate with the highest overall GPA.


Dr. Ronald Kristjanson Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Ronald Kristjanson, an adult educator and professor of Extended Education.


The HRM Program provides opportunities for you to:

  • learn essential concepts and skills that have an impact on human resource management roles.
  • gain skills that correspond to the HR Body of Knowledge and the seven functional dimensions, as defined by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA - CCARH).
  • obtain some of the foundation content needed to pursue the CHRP designation.
  • focus on specific areas within human resource management through your choice of elective courses.
  • network with practitioners, instructors and peers.
  • study part-time so you can continue working.

Admission Requirements

Individuals who are relatively new to the human resource management field or those who have some experience but no formal education in this field, will benefit from completing the program. This program is also appropriate for individuals interested in learning about human resource issues. To apply to the program you must complete the Application to Enter Certificate Program and submit to the address indicated on the form.

Program Information

Human Resource Management requires leadership, teamwork, communication and strategic planning. Our program provides these skills through seven required and one elective course which will enable you to gain more specialized knowledge. You will benefit from this program whether you have some work experience or are new to the HR field.

The skills you gain correspond to the HR Body of Knowledge and the seven functional dimensions, as defined by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA - CCARH) and can provide some of the foundational content needed to pursue the CHRP designation. HRMAM is a founding member of the CCHRA.

Several of the courses may be transferred to the National HRM certificate offered by the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA).

You may start your courses in the fall, winter, spring or summer. Courses are offered in a variety of formats to suit the adult leaner. Evening courses generally run for three hours, one night each week for 12 weeks. We also offer courses in condensed formats and by distance delivery.

Students registered in the HRM program as of January 1, 2006, are automatically enrolled in the current program.


Special Topics

Essential Coaching Skills

Recognition of Prior Learning

Relevant learning you have gained outside of the HRM Program may be eligible for credit towards the certificate to a maximum of 50% of the total program hours.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may occur in several ways:

Seminar Substitutions

Students in the HRM Program may be granted seminar substitutions. For the seminar to be considered for substitution it must, in the judgement of the Extended Education, meet the following criteria:

  • be a skill-building type of learning experience
  • be directly relevant and applicable to the human resource management field
  • be offered by a post secondary educational institution or instructor
  • be a minimum of 6 content hours
  • taken during time student is enrolled in the certificate program

Documentation of the seminar content, methodology of teaching and instructional resource must be submitted with a Certificate Course Credit Request Form in advance of the seminar. The administration fee ($75 for 1 day and $150 for 2 days of seminar substitution requested) must accompany the original request. Proof of attendance must be submitted upon completion of the seminar.

Exemption/Transfer Credits

Students may be eligible to receive exemptions or transfer credit for courses taken in other Continuing Education programs or at other post-secondary institutions. A maximum of 50% of program requirements may be obtained this way. Contact the Program Administrator for more information.


Students have six years from the date of registration in the program to complete the requirements for this certificate. In order to be eligible to graduate, students must maintain a “C” average and submit the Continuing Education Application for Graduation as directed on the form.

The Certificate in Human Resource Management is awarded by Extended Education at the University of Manitoba.

For More Information

Heather Racano, Program Administrator
(204) 474-9172
Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 9172
Fax: (204) 474-7660