Certified Human Resources Specialist (Live, Online Course)

If you are an HR professional who wants to advance or excel in your career, earning a Certified Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) certification from MSU will take you to the next level in strategic human resources management.

This training program is the premier certification for HR professionals and managers who want to add greater value through a thorough understanding of human resources and is offered to current MSU staff and faculty through HR's OPD department at a significant discount.

In this five-class series, you will acquire an extensive set of reference materials and resources while building your professional HR network.

Knowledge and Skills Gained Include:

  • Drive organizational success through strategic practices
  • Comply with employment and labor laws, minimizing risk
  • Create a safe and healthy work environment
  • Follow ethical standards of conduct
  • Recruit and select the right people for the right positions
  • Implement performance management, appraisal methods, and disciplinary methods that increase employee effectiveness
  • Utilize compensation and benefits, including wellness programs, to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
  • Build or expand your professional HR network

To earn certification, participants must attend all five days of the program and pass the take-home examination.

NOTE: Employees may use available educational assistance funds toward this program's fee.


Session dates for 2024 will be released as soon as they are confirmed.

Please email  prodev@hr.msu.edu  to request notification when registration becomes available. include the course title in the email heading. 


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Tina Riley, MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations