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If you’ve already got some experience in HR and completed the BCIT Human Resources Management Certificate, this additional training could take your career from good to great.

Developed by industry professionals to give you the useable training BCIT is known for, this Advanced HR Management Certificate offers you a more diverse mix of courses. You’ll focus on in-depth HR topics while also broadening your understanding of business in general. Not only does this program focus on developing you as a leader in human resources, but it also prepares you for accelerated schooling with many graduates earning their diploma in only about a year.

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options

  • Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

About the program

  • Prerequisite: the Human Resources Management Certificate
  • Specialized with mix of more detailed HR courses and business training

To learn more about how earning your advanced certificate can help propel your career, see more at the Program Details.

Who should complete the Advanced Human Resources Management Certificate?

If you’ve already earned your Human Resource Management Certificate, this program is tailored for you. Additionally, some of our students take courses in this program to maintain CHRP status or are sponsored by their employers to develop even stronger skills for on the job.

If you’re ready to enhance your HR skills, apply today at the Entrance Requirements page.

What grads can do

With the practical learning you’ll participate in at BCIT, you’ll prepare for a successful career in human resources. The Advanced HR Management Certificate in particular gives you more opportunities for diversity in roles, including positions like HR Manager or Freelance HR Consultant.

Additionally, you’ll already have earned many credits and knowledge that you can then transfer into a diploma or bachelor’s program to accelerate further study.

Visit the Graduating and Jobs page today to see more details about the types of opportunities awaiting you after graduation.

Entrance Requirements

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT’s fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Costs & Supplies

Bring your own device

Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.

For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.


Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Program Details

Your career, like the business world, never stops growing. And by continuing your studies in this Advanced Human Resource Management Certificate, you’ll expand your HR techniques, and knowledge of business and organizational operations across all industries.

The Human Resource Management Certificate is a prerequisite for this program. If you have taken one or more of these courses as part of your Management Certificate in HR, your program must be modified prior to acceptance into the Advanced Human Resources Certificate program. For more information, contact Program Advising at 604-434-1610. The Certificate will be granted upon completion of an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 43.5 additional credits over and above the Management certificate in Human Resources. These 43.5 credits may not duplicate any previously credited courses.

Graduating & Jobs

Many graduates of this program are already working in the human resources field and are using this certificate to further their career. As a part-time student, you’ll have the opportunity to still work while you enhance your abilities, build an even stronger resume, and practice your useable training in your day-to-day responsibilities.

Some job opportunities include:

  • Human Resources Generalist
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Administrator
  • HR Manager
  • Freelance HR Consultant

Additionally, you might choose to broaden your career skills and education by transferring your course credits toward other part-time studies programs within the Business Administration Department such as the Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources Option, which you could earn in only about a year.

Contact Us

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:

  • Course selection and program planning
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan

If you have other program questions that are not answered on the program pages, you need help with a course in which you are currently enrolled, or the waitlist, then please contact us at

Kim Petkov
Program Assistant – Business Administration
604-432-8860 |

Richard Miles
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Business Administration
604-451-6780 |

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