Online Self-paced

study 4 hours/week to finish in 10 weeks



we're always adding new lessons


Capstone Project

60 video lessons + assignments + quizzes

The Struggle and Why YOU Should Take This Course

Early in your career, you can waste months trying to break in and succeed as an HR business partner. Despite all of your efforts, you’ll remain lost because:

  • You lack a formal background in consulting, change management, and HR strategy.
  • You discover that the courses offered in the industry are either too jargon-filled or lack sufficient depth.
  • You don’t have insider tips or the right resources to implement strategic HR initiatives and get buy-in from stakeholders.

To help you become a better HR business professional, we went down the rabbit hole to understand what it takes to build successful organizational culture from the inside out. We interviewed HR business partner thought leaders, learned the behaviors and habits of successful HR business managers, and documented our own HR experiences. Empowered with this knowledge, we helped scale global teams successfully while building out this course.

We created the HR Business Partner Certification Course for HR professionals, management professionals, consultants, and people who want to lead organizational change. This course teaches the fundamentals of the HR business partnership, how to implement strategic initiatives, and how to ensure you succeed in an HR business partner role.

What are you going to get from this course?

Over 60+ lectures, 15+ case studies, and exclusive interviews (more added over time) with human resources professionals in the industry.

Learn key fundamentals of working with stakeholders, operating in a consulting role, enabling change management, and leading strategy while working with analytics. You’ll also get access to:

  • Exclusive interviews with current diversity and inclusion professionals from companies and their recommendations on how to use your knowledge to create a better organization.
  • Case studies used to inform how you should act on the job.
  • The process of answering the hardest questions around race, culture, disability, and gender to become a better manager.
  • A certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Bonus Content:

  • We are 100% committed to adding more BONUS course content and interviews with HR leaders over time (we love all things human resources and highly enjoy adding content!) and you’ll get FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all future content!


“Josh’s exceptional guidance and knowledge made this the best course that I’ve ever taken on the fundamentals of diversity and inclusion.” – 5/5 stars

Mackenzie M., HR Management Professional

“While I started the program with zero experience, I realized learning the fundamental concepts isn’t as insurmountable as I initially expected as long as I put in the effort to learn. This program is the one-stop-shop for all diversity and inclusion resources.”

Evan S., Compliance Manager


“My biggest aha moment was when learning the exact responses to handle hard conversations in the workplace.”

Rosy L., HR Generalist


“This program allows me to finally gain a more holistic understanding of diversity and inclusion – resulting in more strategic conversations with stakeholders and empowering more informed decision making.”

Dhaval B., Product Management Leader


Your Instructor

Josh has worked as an HR consultant for over 5 years. He’s written a book on employee experience and has partnered with companies like BambooHR, Zenefits, Gusto, GoCo, and more. He has also managed global teams in countries including Pakistan, Spain, India, and Brazil. He has a strong passion for teaching others how to handle hard conversations around diversity and inclusion to help companies scale globally.

Choose a Pricing Option

HR Business Partner Certification
HR Business Partner Certification

Earn Your Certification

Each certification is hosted on HR University's website ensuring its authenticity with hiring managers.

Example Curriculum

Enroll in the HR Business Partner Certification

HR Business Partner Certification


Zaki Pickett
HR Management Certification
"I have completed the course. It was honestly great, there was never a dull moment. I like how the videos are broken up into smaller parts so it does not feel like a lecture. It gave me a good insight into what is to come and how I can be a great HR manager to my employer and employees."
Elizabeth Gorski
HR Generalist Certification
"What an amazing course! I am currently developing my skillset as I transition into HR. I learned so much from these videos and feel much more confident."
Nicolle Encinas
HR Management Certification
"I just finished your HR Management course and loved everything I learned from it!"
Kim Mitchell-Williams
Diversity and Inclusion Certification
"I truly enjoyed the course and look forward to receiving my certification."

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What the Course Looks Like

Frequently Asked Questions

+ - When does the course start and finish?

This course is intentionally structured so it can be completed over one month. It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish, but we highly encourage you to complete at least a few lessons a day so that you can finish the course at a reasonable pace.

+ - How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? As mentioned before, we are 100% committed to adding even more bonus content (we love all things human resources and enjoy adding content) as well as bonus interviews with awesome HR leaders. After enrolling, you will have FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all of it for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

+ - What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

+ - What is the average salary of an HR business partner?

An HR Business Partner has a salary range of $77,139 to $95,868 according to Salary.com. Getting a certification can help you increase this salary as well.

+ - How do I show my certificate and proof of completion?

Upon completing the HR University’s HR Business Partner Certification Course, you will receive a digital badge and an e-certificate. You can download both e-documents and showcase them on your website, or share them with colleagues, managers, and clients.

+ - How can employers and managers verify my certification status?

There are two ways you can confirm your certification status. The first is with the e-certificate and digital badge that you will receive upon completion of the course, and the second being via the certification portal. Each online certificate comes with a verification link that redirects to HR University, where managers and/or potential employers can verify your certification status.

+ - Is an HR Business Partner Certification course worth it?

An HR Business Partner Certification course is worth it because of the value added to your resume and qualifications. For example, if you are an individual looking to implement strategic initiatives in organizations then getting this certification can add value to your experience and credentials which will help with getting more clients.