Certified Associate Professional in Human Resources

Includes aPHR Exam Prep and Certification Exam

Hours: 810 Hours
Duration: 12 months
Level: Beginner
Language: English
Occupation: Human Resource Specialist
Enrolled: 14 Students

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Certified Associate Professional in Human Resources

12 months of Full Access
11% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

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6 Reasons to Complete Your Certified Associate Professional in Human Resources Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

This user-friendly human resource management program is for anyone who wants to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the field of Human Resources. Thus, this training program is an excellent choice for entry-level professionals who want to start in the field. It can also help existing professionals in the field to improve their skills and advance in their careers. In addition to that, this program will prepare you to take an industry certification exam.
The interactive program incorporates a combination of human resources principles and real-world situations that you may have to deal with. Thus, as a student of this program, you will learn:
• The history of human resources
• The evolution of human resources
• The legal aspects of human resources
• HR employee relations, which includes recruiting and training
• HR decision making
• The motivation skills needed to maintain a successful and happy work environment
• Security and safetyaspects that relate to HR professionals
What’s more is that this program will prepare you for the Associate Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam by the HR Certification Institute and provide you with an exam voucher for this certification exam. This way, you’ll acquire the skills, knowledge, and credentials to take your career to the next level.

This program is targeted at individuals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the thriving field of Human Resource. The training in this program is ideal for both entry level professionals looking to start out in the field and those professionals currently working in the field who are looking to either advance their skills or prepare to sit for an industry certification. This program prepares individuals to sit for the HR Certification Institute's (HRCI) Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification Exam.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• The major HRM functions and processes of strategic HRM planning
• The principles of recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits
• Emerging trends, opportunities and challenges in performance appraisal
• Training and development processes as well as future trends for HRM globalization
• Strategic HR planning and the HRM process
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
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Certified Associate Professional in Human Resources for Outpatient Services Program FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

HR Management Module 1 - The Nature of Human Resource Management
• Contemporary Human Resource Management
• Evolution of the Human Resource Function
• Origins of the Human Resource Function
• Personnel Management
• Human Resource Management in the Electronic Age
• Goals of Human Resource Management
• The Setting for Human Resource Management
• Human Resource Managers

HR Management Module 2 - The Legal Environment
• The Legal Context of Human Resource Management
• The Regulatory Environment of Human Resource Management
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Discrimination
• Protected Classes in the Workforce
• Sexual Harassment at Work
• Other Areas of Human Resource Regulation
• Evaluating Legal Compliance

HR Management Module 3 - The Global Environment
• The Growth of International Business
• Global Issues in International Human Resource Management
• Understanding the Cultural Environment
• The Human Resource Function in International Business
• Domestic Issues in International Human Resource Management
• Managing International Transfers and Assignments
• International Labor Relations

HR Management Module 4 - The Competitive Environment
• Competitive Environment for Human Resource Management
• Strategic Perspective
• The Influence of Organizational Purpose and Mission
• Role of Corporate Governance
• Corporate, Business, and Functional Strategies
• The Impact of Organizational Design
• Human Resource Strategy Formulation
• Interpersonal Processes and Strategy Implementation
• Evaluating the Human Resource Function in Organizations

HR Management Module 5 - Information for Making Human Resource Decisions
• Human Resource Planning as a Source of Information
• Forecasting the Supply of Human Resources
• Implications of a Growth Strategy
• Implications of a Stability Strategy
• Implications of a Reduction Strategy
• Strategy as a Source of Information
• Economic Conditions as a Source of Information
• Unemployment Rates
• Job Analysis as a Source of Information
• The Job-Analysis Process

HR Management Module 6 - Human Resource Decision Making in Organizations
• Ethics and Human Resource Management
• Rightsizing the Organizations
• Dealing with Increased Demand for Employees
• Strategies for Layoffs
• Progressive Discipline
• Employee Retention
• Managing Terminations and Retention
• Managing Voluntary Turnover
• Managing Human Resources during Mergers and Acquisitions

HR Management Module 7 - Recruiting, Selecting, Training, and Developing Employees
• Recruiting Employees
• Internal Recruiting
• External Recruiting
• Internships
• The Selection Process
• Popular Selection Techniques
• Employment Tests
• The Selection Decision
• Training and Development

HR Management Module 8 - Managing a New and Diverse Workforce
• The Nature of Workforce Diversity
• Dimensions of Diversity
• The Impact of Diversity on Organizations
• Diversity and Social Change
• The Multicultural Organization
• Managing Diversity in Organizations
• Managing Knowledge Workers
• Human Resource Management and Social Issues

HR Management Module 9 - Compensation and Benefits
• Developing a Compensation Strategy
• Determining What to Pay
• Wage and Salary Administration
• The Nature of Benefits Programs
• Mandated Benefits
• Nonmandated Benefits
• Contemporary Issues in Compensation and Benefits

HR Management Module 10 - Performance Appraisal and Career Management
• Why Organizations Conduct Performance Appraisals
• The Performance-Appraisal Process
• Methods for Appraising Performance
• Other Issues in Performance Appraisal
• The Nature of Careers
• Human Resource Management and Career Management
• Career-Development Issues and Challenges

HR Management Module 11 - Managing Labor Relations
• The Role of Labor Unions in Organizations
• Trends in Unionization
• Historical Development of Unions
• The Unionization Process
• The Collective-Bargaining Process
• Negotiating Labor Agreements
• Resolving Impasses
• Labor Unions in the 21st Century

HR Management Module 12 - Safety, Health, Well-Being, and Security
• Employee Safety and Health
• Common Workplace Hazards and Threats
• The Physical Environment
• Stress and Stress Management at Work
• Workplace Security

HR Management Module 13 - Motivation at Work
• A Basic Model of Performance
• Motivation and Needs
• Process Theories of Motivation
• Reinforcement Theory
• Expectancy Theory
• Equity Theory
• An Integrative Model of Motivation
• Related Theories and Perspectives on Motivation

HR Management Module 14 - Managing and Enhancing Performance: The Big Picture
• Enhancing Performance at Different Levels
• Alternative Work Arrangements
• Alternative Work Sites
• Incentives and Performance Based Rewards
• Performance Management and Feedback
• Evaluating Performance Enhancement Programs
• HR in the Headlines

Leadership and Goal Attainment Module 1 - Relational Leadership
• Overview of the Relational Model
• Exploring and Assessing the Basic Framework
• In-Depth View of the Relational Leadership Model
• Understanding the Core Elements
• Shifting from Non-Relational to Relational Leadership
• Adopting a New Style for Dealing with People
• The Critical Role as Leader
• Preserving the Organization’s Environment

Leadership and Goal Attainment Module 2 - Developing as a Leader
• Apply Discipline
• Manage Risk
• The Power of Leadership
• Building on Strengths
• Creating a Great Place to Work
• The Building Blocks of Trust
• The Value of Relationalism
• The Relational Leader at Home

Leadership and Goal Attainment Module 3 - Multiplier versus Diminishers
• The Multiplier Effect
• The High Cost of Diminishers
• The Five Disciplines of the Multiplier
• The Talent Magnet
• The Diminishers’ Approach
• Tyrant versus Liberator
• Three Practices of the Liberator
• The Challenger

Leadership and Goal Attainment Module 4 - Becoming a Multiplier
• The Debate Maker
• Practices of the Debate Maker
• Debate Making as Resource Leverage
• The Investor
• The Diminishers’ Approach to Execution
• Becoming a Multiplier
• The Accelerators
• Sustaining Momentum

Leadership and Goal Attainment Module 5 - Goals and Goal Setting
• Getting Great Goals
• Being SMART about Goals
• Overcoming You
• Attitude or Gratitude?
• Learning and Adjusting
• Turning Ideas into Action
• The Second Star to the Right and Straight on 'til Morning
• Turning Ideas into Action-Persistence

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 1
Introduction to Human Resources
• The Human Resource Profession
• Human Resource Body of Knowledge
• Certification
• Preparing for the Exam
• Needs Assessment & Analysis
• Third Party Contracts
• Communication Strategies
• Andragogy (Adult Learning Theories)
• Motivation Theories
• Workplace Diversity
• HR Code of Ethics
• Job Analysis vs. Job Description
• HR Metrics & Uses

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 2
Business Management & Strategy
• Organizations
• Business Functions
• Business Continuity
• Strategic Planning
• Human Capital Management Plan
• Change Management
• HR's Role in Managing Change
• HR's Role in the Organization
• Steps in the Legislative Process
• Regulatory Processes

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 3
Workforce Planning & Employment
• Strategic Workforce Planning
• Staffing Programs
• Succession Planning
• Affirmative Action
• Job Analysis
• Recruitment Methods
• Selection Procedures
• Immigration Policy
• Post-Hire Activities
• Organization Exit/Off-Boarding

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 4
Human Resource Development
• Federal Employment Legislation
• Talent Management
• Training & Development
• Adult Learning
• Leadership
• ADDIE Model
• Training Evaluation
• Performance Management
• Performance Appraisal
• Organization Development vs. Change Management

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 5
Compensation & Benefits
• FLSA Provisions
• Total Rewards Programs
• Compensation
• Job Evaluation Process
• Payroll
• Benefits Options
• Mandatory Benefits
• Communicating Compensation & Benefits Programs
• Salary Surveys
• FMLA Leave
• Executive Compensation

Human Resources Exam Prep Module 6
Employee/Labor Relations & Risk Management
• Federal Employment Legislation
• Employee Relations
• Dispute Resolutions
• Labor Relations
• Union Organization
• Union Avoidance Strategies
• Risk Identification
• Risk Assessment
• Risk Management
• Health & Safety Programs & Legislation
• Business Continuity Plans
• Emergency Response Plans

"All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader"


Fast track your career in human resource management with the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey. There is no better way to demonstrate HR knowledge and strong commitment to the profession. To be eligible for the aPHR you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.
Your aPHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHR credential, you must earn 45 re-certification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam.
Many of our professional enrichment courses offer aPHR re-certification credits so feel free to checkout our catalog or contact our team to receive a list of eligible courses.
**A special benefit offered to our program alumni is discounted pricing on all of our HRCI re-certification courses!**
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• Admissions and Student Support
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• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion