Become a Human Resources Consultant

You will learn: what a human resources consultant does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a human resources consulting career, how to get hired for a job as a human resources professional, and how to start your own human resources consulting business and get clients.

What Happens in this Certificate Course

The Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbooks (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Human Resources Professional and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant). This HR certificate program for human resources consultants is a self directed human resources course, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online is an HR certificate program for human resources consultants which has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Human Resources Consultant certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

Topics covered in the Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online include the following:

Human Resources Areas of Expertise

  • Recruiting Employees
  • Developing Job Descriptions
  • Advertising Job Openings
  • Establishing Hiring Criteria
  • Hiring Employees
  • Reviewing Resumes
  • Preparing Interview Questions
  • Employee Diversity
  • Testing Job Applicants
  • New Employee Policies and Procedures
  • The Orientation Process
  • The Employee Handbook
  • Involving Other Staff Members and Using a Buddy System
  • Educating and Motivating
  • Analyzing Training Needs
  • Instructional Design
  • Delivery of Training
  • Evaluating Effectiveness
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Compensation and Pay
  • Job Classification and Description Process
  • Salary Benchmarks
  • Benefit Administration
  • Employee Behavior
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Employee Surveys
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Dealing with Difficult Issues (Sexual Harassment and Substance Abuse)
  • Terminating Employment

Steps in a Consulting Project

  • Conducting a Needs Analysis
  • Determining Project Specifics (scope, timeline, team, budget)
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Identifying Possible Solutions
  • How to Present Your Recommendations to the Client
  • Post-Project Review

Starting Your Own Human Resources Consulting Business

  • Getting Started
  • Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees
  • Getting Paid
  • Client Contracts
  • Working with Other People

Getting Clients

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Creating Proposals
  • Your Sales Presentation

What Is Included in the Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Human Resources Consultants for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Human Resources Consultant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbooks: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Human Resources Professional and IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Consultant (e-book editions)


Register for the Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course

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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Human Resources Consultant

Imagine having a high paying career where executives turn to you for help with their company’s most valuable resource — their employees. Welcome to the world of human resources (HR) consulting.

As a human resources consultant you will help businesses and other organizations manage their staff. Like other business consultants, human resources consultants are respected and relied upon in every industry in every country.

As an independent expert in human resources, you may specialize in a particular area of HR or help companies with a variety of human resources matters including:

  • Recruitment and Hiring: attracting qualified employees and matching them to jobs within the organization
  • Training and Development: developing or conducting employee orientation and ongoing technical training and professional development classes for staff members and management
  • Human Resources Administration: developing company policies and procedures, employee surveys, and other administrative policies or procedures
  • Salary and Benefits: recommending or administering employee pay and benefits
  • Employee Relations: working with employees and management to address staff member concerns, administer performance appraisals, and recommend employee assistance programs
The Human Resources Consultant program has taught me everything I need to know about the consultant part of HR. The text books that are given with the program are great resources and give you many examples of situations you might find yourself in and how to deal with them. I recommend this program to anyone who would like to become a Human Resources Consultant.
Alim Somani, Scarborough, ON

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Do Human Resources Consultants Make?
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for a human resources specialist with a bachelor’s degree in 2018 was $60,880 per year; ‘median pay’ means that half the people in this group make more than $60,880 and half make less. Meanwhile, human resource managers enjoy a median wage of $113,300 per year.
  • What Does a Human Resources Consultant Do?
    As a human resources consultant you will help businesses and other organizations manage their staff. As an independent expert in human resources, you may specialize in a particular area of HR or help companies with a variety of human resources matters including: recruitment and hiring, training and development, human resources administration, salary and benefits, and employee relations.
  • How Do I Start a Career in Human Resources?
    Earning a certificate as a human resources consultant will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional human resources consultant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Human Resources Consultant Certificate Course you will earn certification as a human resources consultant and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional human resources consultant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.