Human Resources

Program Overview

Gain in-demand human capital management skills in a hands-on, experience-based learning environment, instructed by leading Federal HR experts. Completing this program develops the critical knowledge, skills, and competencies that are necessary to successfully lead in the rapidly-changing Federal HR landscape, and optimize talent within your organization.

The Human Resources certificate program is for individuals who want to develop core HR competencies that are the foundation for both generalist and specialist roles. You will use the skills and knowledge gained in this program to build innovative, fully-compliant HR solutions.

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We are here to help you build the program that best meets your needs. Email your Certificate Program Administrator or call 888.545.8571 for more information.

Q. Do you have a human capital certificate program that focuses more on organization-wide solutions and managing a wide variety of client relationships and needs?
Yes, please see our Human Capital Certificate program.

Q.How can I determine whether I am an appropriate candidate for a particular certificate program
Call us at 888.545.8575 and we will help you select the program and the courses that are right for your professional development.

Q.Where can I find a full description of courses and pricing
Visit for the latest information on courses, pricing, and schedules.

Q.Can I receive credit for a Management Concepts course that I attended prior to enrolling in a certificate program
You may count courses up to one year prior to enrolling in the program, as long as you meet the requirement for full attendance. You must complete the certificate program within three years of the first day of the first class you take for certificate program credit.

Q.In order to satisfy the curriculum requirements; may I transfer credit from courses I have taken elsewhere
Management Concepts considers credit transfer requests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your Certificate Program Administrator for further details.

Q.How do I get started
Complete the Letter of Intent located on page 11 of this brochure, or submit it online at

Q.Can a certificate program be delivered at my organization
Yes, and any of the certificate programs can be tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. Contact us at 888.545.8575 for more information.

Q.Do courses have to be taken in the recommended order in order to receive certificate program credit for them
Students will benefit from taking the required courses in the recommended order because they will better understand the course material, but it is not required to receive credit towards the certificate.


  1. Choose the Certificate Program and/or Track (as applicable)

  2. Enroll in the program
    Submit your Letter of Intent online, by fax: 703.790.1371, or by mail
    Attn: Certificate Programs Office
    Management Concepts
    8230 Leesburg Pike
    Tysons Corner, VA 22182

  3. Submitting this form enrolls you in the program but does not obligate you to take any courses.

  4. Select and Register in the related courses
    Register online or call our Customer Service Department at 888.545.8571.

  5. Complete the program requirements
    See Additional Information section on individual program pages for full details.

  6. Graduate and receive your Certificate!
    To learn more about this Certificate Program, call 888.545.8571.

Management Concepts Certificate Programs are designed to help you develop the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for highly competent performance and long-term success in your field. Our courses also may be used to meet requirements of other certifying bodies.

We offer more than 14 certificate programs and specialty tracks to suit your training and professional development needs. Choose the certificate program that best meets your professional needs:

  1. Career Enhancement
    Earning a Management Concepts certificate in your area of expertise demonstrates your ongoing commitment to, and investment in, your professional development and the success of your organization— a dedication and motivation greatly valued by high-performing organizations.

  2. Well-Rounded Curriculum
    Your job performance is reviewed for specific achievements, but also for overall skillsets and experience. Our certificate programs offer a blend of courses to develop those competencies, and provide experience through hands-on practice with real-world challenges.

  3. Personalized Programs
    Your job demands a unique set of skills. Our certificate programs offer a wide variety of elective courses, making it easy to match your curriculum to your specific requirements, interests, and goals. We provide guidance to help you develop a curriculum structured around your needs.

  4. Immediate Application
    Advanced instructional design techniques incorporate discussions, assessments, case studies, group exercises, and practical learning activities - enabling you to apply what you learn in class directly to your work environment.

  5. Current Topics and Comprehensive Materials
    Course topics and materials are continuously updated to reflect changes in the workplace and the latest industry best practices. Our course manuals serve as both in-class guides and post-course references.

  6. Dynamic Instructors
    The selection process for our facilitators is rigorous. They’re chosen for their subject matter expertise, as well as their engaging presentation skills and relevant real-world experience. As part of the Management Concepts team, they are dedicated to answering your questions and helping you achieve your career goals.

  7. Professional Recognition
    Upon completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement that signifies your knowledge and proficiency with requirements, procedures, and best practices in your subject area. This new level of accomplishment places you in an excellent position to advance your career.

  8. Peer Network
    As you complete your certificate program courses, you’ll meet and learn from other professionals in your field — people with similar career challenges and goals.