Human Resources Compliance Certificate

Managing compliance and risk in your organization

Over the past decade, businesses and non-profit organizations have faced increasing demands to comply with a myriad of government regulations in a rapidly changing legal landscape. Today, human resources professionals are responsible for the design, administration, and enforcement of many of the policies that address these regulations while ensuring compliance and managing risk for the organization. This program offers intensive, practice-based training for human resources professionals and their advisors in identifying and evaluating compliance requirements, while also being able to work with stakeholders to effectively implement compliance programs within their organizations.

Designed for

  • HR and Compliance Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Attorneys and Other Professionals

Register by Jan. 29, 2018 for Jan. 31 start.

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Course of Study

Take four sequential courses online over 12 weeks.

  • Human Resources Compliance and Risk Management (three weeks)
  • Talent Acquisition and Pre-Employment Compliance (three weeks)
  • Compliance during Employment: Development, Administration, and Enforcement of Policies and Procedures (three weeks)
  • Compliance Issues in Ending Employment (three weeks)

All courses are pass/fail. Students have many opportunities to interact with faculty and one another in discussions and hands-on exercises. There are no scheduled dates or times when all students must be online concurrently.

Course Descriptions

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A program of Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an independent, autonomous school that enjoys an affiliation with Hamline University. It is the largest law school in the region, with approximately 1,000 students and 42 full-time faculty. It has nationally ranked offerings in alternative dispute resolution, clinical education, health law, and part-time programs; an array of certificate and dual-degree programs; and an alumni network of more than 19,000—the largest in the region. It also has more enrollment options than any other law school in the country, with full-time, weekend, and part-time programs, including the nation’s first hybrid on-campus/online J.D. program at an ABA-approved law school. In creating the HYBRID J.D.℠, which launched in January 2015 and has become extremely popular with students, we advanced best practices in online education. It’s those practices that we’re now adapting for our professional legal education offerings.

Great in theory. Even better in practice.


Applicants are encouraged to have work experience and register at least one week before the program’s start date. However, neither is required. All applications must be accompanied by a $250 deposit, unless otherwise advised.

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Tuition is $3980 for the 2018 calendar year
A 10-percent discount is available for Mitchell Hamline alumni
This program does not qualify for federal financial aid
Special rate for government, non-profit, military and scholarships also available


Students who pass the four required courses are awarded a Certificate in Human Resources Compliance by Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose, policies, and role of a human resources professional within an organization
  • Evaluate a workplace event and create an investigative plan that includes risk mapping
  • Design a non-discriminatory business needs assessment with internal company stakeholders
  • Communicate the importance of compliance initiatives to internal stakeholders within an organization
  • Analyze, assess, and prioritize areas of risk and understand how to effectively manage those areas of risk with stakeholders in the organization
  • Understand employment law and government compliance requirements
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Continuing Education Credits

The Minnesota CLE board has pre-approved this program for 30 CLE credits: 25 standard credits, 3 Ethics credits, and 2 Elimination of Bias credits.
This activity has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This activity has been approved for 24 (HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 24 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

Other continued learning credits

If the continued learning credits you are looking for are not listed above, please contact with inquiries.

Optional, stand-alone e-learning courses (coming soon)

  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Immigration Compliance
  • International Employment Law: Compliance and Globalization
  • Affirmative Action and Anti-Discrimination Compliance

Stand-alone e-learning courses are $395/course or $295/course for students who have completed the Human Resources Compliance Certificate.