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Education & Certificate Program


This program assists Alabama’s public personnel administrators to conduct their functions in a professional, effective, and efficient manner. The educational curriculum is designed to provide the legal, theoretical and practical knowledge required to develop and implement effective and legally sound personnel policies, practices, and procedures.



Those eligible to achieve certification are public personnel administrators, professionals, and administrative support staff who are responsible for various phases of personnel administration and employed in an Alabama governmental organization.



Through successful completion of specified coursework and a comprehensive examination, individuals achieve the designation of “Alabama Certified Human Resource Professional or Alabama Certified Human Resource Specialist.”



With the support and sponsorship of the Government and Economic Development Institute Auburn University, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, the Alabama League of Municipalities, the education program maintains a focus on issues that are pertinent to public personnel in Alabama.

Course Registration Information

Course Registration/Cancellation Rule:

Provided that space is available, receipt of the registration form, email, or online enrollment constitutes registration. Written cancellations, received fifteen (15) working days prior to the beginning of the program will be honored with a partial refund of the registration fee, but will be assessed a $50 administrative charge. Due to commitments to instructors and meeting facilities, late cancellations or non-attendance will not be refunded and full payment is required. Substitutions for registered participants may be made at any time. Questions? Contact: Leslie Hamby at GEDI@auburn.edu, or call 334-844-4782.


Recruitment, Selection and Retention

March 26-27, 2020 (12 hours) $240

Montgomery Registration


September 24 - 25, 2020 (16 hours) $270

Auburn Registration


Legal Foundations of Payroll Processing

April 10, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration

Payroll Processes Course 1

May 8, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration

Payroll Processes Course 2

June 19, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration

Accounting Foundations of Payroll Processes

July 31, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration


Risk Management Legal Foundations

February 21, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Montgomery Registration

Risk Management Basics

May 1, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration

Workers Compensation

August 7, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration  

Risk Safety & Health

October 16, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration 

Risk Benefits

November 6, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Auburn Registration