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50+ lessons + assignments + quizzes

The Struggle and Why YOU Should Take This Course

Early in your career, you can waste months trying to learn skills to break into an HR Generalist role. Despite all of these efforts, you’ll remain lost because:

  • You lack a formal background in human resources.
  • You realize the courses and boot camps offered in the industry are either too jargon-filled or lacked sufficient depth.
  • You don’t have insider tips or the right resources on how to stand out as a candidate in HR generalist interviews.

To become a better HR Generalist professional, we went down the rabbit hole to understand what it takes to build successful organizational culture from the inside out. We interviewed thought leaders within the industry. We learned the behaviors and habits of successful HR professionals and drew from our experience as HR Generalists. Empowered with this knowledge, we’ve helped many receive job interviews at top-tier companies and startups.

We created the HR Generalist Certification Course so that no one else had to go through the painful experience that we did to become more experienced and land our first HR Generalist role.

The HR Generalist Certification Course was created for aspiring HR Generalists or people who want to improve their human resources skills. In this course, we teach the fundamentals of human resources, how to create a great organizational culture, answer HR interview questions, and stand out in the recruiting process to land a human resources job.

What are you going to get from this course?

Over 50+ lectures, 5+ downloadable HR templates, and exclusive interviews (more added over time) with human resources professionals in the industry.

Learn key fundamentals of being an HR professional, how to dominate human resources interviews, and how to stand out as a better candidate to land the job. We also include

  • Exclusive interviews with current human resources professionals from companies on breaking into HR management, popular questions they like to ask candidates during interviews, and their recommendations on standing out in the recruiting process.
  • Access to downloadable templates used by actual HR professionals on the job.
  • Learn how to answer the most popular HR Generalist interview questions to stand out as an HR professional candidate.
  • Earn 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 human resources and highly enjoy adding content!) and you’ll get FREE LIFETIME ACCESS to all future content!

“Laia’s exceptional guidance and knowledge made this the best course that I’ve ever taken on the fundamentals of human resources and landing an HR Generalist job.” – 5/5 stars

Jessica W., HR Generalist student who now works as an HR Generalist

“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 HR Generalist resources.”

Angie O., HR Assistant

“My biggest aha moment was when learning about the ways to handle sexual harassment in the workplace.”

Emily R., HR Manager


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

Allie C., HR Generalist


Your Instructor

Laia is an HR consultant and HR Recruiter at Kaino. Previously, she was an HR Generalist at Epson Europe B.V.. She also worked as an HR Officer at My Sheet Music Transcriptions. She has a degree in human resources and a degree in recruitment. You can find her on LinkedIn here.

Josh is the founder of HR University. He has worked as a leadership and HR consultant. He’s written HR advice for many of Glassdoor’s top CEOs. He’s also a partner with HR technology companies including BambooHR, Zenefits, and Gusto. He’s managed global teams across Spain, Pakistan, Brazil, India, and the United States.

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This course has no prerequisites and you do not need a human resources background

  • You should NOT take this course if:
  • You are already experienced human resources professional with 3+ years of experience
  • You aren’t willing to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour every day for only 1 week to complete course content 
  • You SHOULD take this course if:
  • You are curious about human resources and want to learn more about the role and responsibilities
  • You have no prior experience and you want to transition into a HR Generalist role
  • You are trying to determine if the HR Generalist role is right for you
  • You are beginning your career in HR or are making a career change


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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 the course of just a couple of weeks. 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.

+ - 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.

+ - How much does an HR Generalist make in a year?

According to Payscale.com, the average yearly salary of an HR Generalist in the US is $53,330. Individual numbers can be higher or lower, depending on a number of factors such as the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and employer standards.

+ - What is the HR Generalist Certification?

The HR Generalist is a fundamental human resources training course that provides an HR certificate at the conclusion of the course. The program coursework consists of lectures, interviews, written content, and other instructional content that aims to build solid human resources found in a candidate. Certified HR Generalists can take the knowledge they gain from the course and become more effective and successful HR professionals.

+ - Who is the HR Generalist Course meant for?

The HR Generalist Course is ideal for anyone looking to gain some fundamental knowledge of HR management in a practical setting. The course will benefit everyone, from new professionals to HR to seasoned HR veterans looking for some new knowledge and unique insights about modern HR.

+ - How can I show my proof of completion upon finishing the course?

Upon completing the HR Generalist 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, in case you’re in a recruiting position, new HR candidates.

+ - 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 is 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.

+ - How do you become an HR Generalist?

You can pursue professional certifications that may help you get your foot in the door, like those for compensation and benefits administration or hr generalists. You can research what types of jobs suit your personality and skillset best, make sure you’ve done industry research, create a resume that highlights all the skills you have, build up an online portfolio to show off your work, and tailor your hr generalist cover letter specifically to applied positions.

+ - Can you become an HR Generalist without a degree?

Yes, you can become an HR generalist without a degree. There are many ways to develop the skills that an HR generalist needs in order to be successful at their job, and some of these training programs provide certifications like the HR Generalist Certification course by HR University.