The Business Manager and Human Resource Certificate Programs offer LSU Employees an opportunity to acquire core competencies to perform their job at the highest level. Employees can choose to pursue the Business Manager Certificate, the HR Contact Certificate, or both.
To become certified, employees must complete the core courses in their selected program and select a minimum of four elective courses in specific areas of concentration tailored to their current duties or as part of their own professional development aspirations.
Who should enroll?
The certification program is not required; however, encouraged for current and aspiring HR Contact and Business Managers, those employees identified as the department back-up to the HR Contact or Business Manager, and those employees identified as ‘next in line’ for succession purposes.
Why should I enroll?
Earning the certification demonstrates to you and your department that you commit to a high standard, and know the most current principles and core practices. With your certificate, you also will become more marketable when you compete for an internal job and raise your professional confidence among your staff and your peers.
Certification will not guarantee a salary increase or promotion. It is intended to provide knowledge and expertise in the HR field and an additional credential for an internal job search.
How long does it take?
There is no time limit to complete the programs. Courses should be completed in a manner that allows participants to learn and apply the concepts to their positions at LSU.
For the HR Contact Certificate, participants complete a series of 15 credit hours in core classes and four elective courses. For the Business Manager Certificate, participants must complete 17 credit hours and four credit hours in electives. To obtain both the HR Contact and the Business Manager Certification, participants must complete the core classes for both programs and select four certification credit hours in both programs; therefore, 8 total certification credit hours must be completed in obtaining both certifications.
Interested candidates must receive supervisory approval prior to beginning the program and may enroll at any time. Candidates must complete a HR Contact, Business Manager, or Dual admission application and track their own progress. Applications should be submitted to Chynsia Jenkins at email@example.com.
The LSU Certification Program for HR Contacts and Business Managers course guide contains all the information for interested and current participants on the three certification programs.
Please contact HRM with any questions regarding the certification program at 225-578-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.