GCU students can now apply for emergency cash grants made possible by the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act). The application and eligibility requirements are available at Virtual instruction and events remain ongoing. A live Commencement ceremony will be held on campus in the fall, most likely on an October weekend. Admissions events and select student activities have moved online, while all other public and campus events, activities, and athletics have been canceled for the semester. Always check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

Human Resources

Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

HR professionals are facing new and larger challenges each day, due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations, and so much more. Ensure you’re prepared for these changes and anything else thrown your way with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) global HR credentials: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®).

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there. Our course combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exams.

Textbooks and access to the 2019 SHRM Learning System included.

HYBRID: Feb. 22–May 2 (11 Sessions)
CLASSROOM: Sat 2/22, 9:00 am–4 :00 pm, Sat 3/28 & 5/2, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
ONLINE: W 6:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $1,495
Instructor: Stephen W. Oliver, Ed.D.

To view exam and eligibility information, visit

Did you know that every year, collectively, small business owners in the United States pay the government millions of dollars for violating labor laws? The government not only has ability to penalize a small business owner with thousands of dollars in fines and/or back pay to employees, but they can also issue orders to reinstate an employee and even order jail time for the company’s owners. Human resources can be one of the most complicated aspects of running a business. This is why it is vital that small business owners know the basics of HR, such as what interview questions you should and shouldn’t ask, the difference between contractors, temps, and full-time employees and how to reduce the chances of fines and penalties for such things as noncompliance.

Feb. 18–20 (2 Sessions)
Tu/Th 6:00–9:00 pm

Tuition: $75
Instructor: Krishna Powell

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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