Institute for Human Resource Education
The Largest Producer of Certified HR Professionals in Texas
For more than two decades, Rice University has successfully helped HR management professionals prepare for certification exams — with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average.
Earn Rice University's Certificate of Achievement
Participants who earn an 80 percent or higher on the online modules and post test for Essentials of HR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement.
"Rice University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®.”
For Experienced HR Professionals
HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions should take the SHRM-CP® exam.
HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics and align HR strategies to organizational goals should take the SHRM-SCP® exam.
Additional Eligible Professional Development Classes
Managing any organization requires knowledge of the rules and regulations of human resource management. Ideal for anyone with management responsibilities as well as for those new to the HR field, this introductory course will cover the basics of hiring, paying, training and evaluating employees. Participants will gain a broad overview of human resource management. No prior HR experience required.
In this course, participants will practice how to influence and gain support from others beyond the responsibilities inherent in their job position or title. Be prepared to challenge your assumptions on what it really means to create positive change. Through interactive activities utilizing Harvard Kennedy School’s Adaptive Leadership framework, participants will engage in a “case-in-point” method of teaching which allows participants to experience the concepts at work during the course.
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In one of our most popular classes for the past 30 years, you will learn by doing in this highly interactive public speaking course for novices and experienced presenters. Taught in a non-intimidating way, you will learn the basic tools for public speaking: analyzing your audience, organizing your speech to have the most impact and incorporating the effective use of visual aids. You will also select speech topics relevant to your needs, deliver speeches in class and have performances critiqued by the instructors and fellow participants.
The Future of HR is SHRM Certified
Rice University is proud to be one of SHRM's exclusive premiere University partners to offer SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) certification preparation courses.
The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® are among the first globally-recognized HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies. The future of HR is SHRM certified.
Why Choose Rice?
- Largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas
- Top 20 SHRM program provider
- Experienced, HR-certified instructors
- Affiliation with one of the world’s top universities
- Earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement