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HR Certification
HR West 
Conferences Regional Meetings
eLearning California Focus
HR Essentials  In-House Programs Cancellation Policy

Nationally Ranked Education delivered in a variety of formats so you stay informed at your convenience

Online or in-person, from one hour to three days, NCHRA's nationally ranked education covers the full spectrum of HR expertise with two constants - excellence and value. With over 150 programs per year, there's a course to fit every budget, every schedule and every area of your HR practice.

All programs include:

  • Dynamic and interactive learning
  • Experienced speakers
  • Practical strategies and tools for immediate application
  • HR Recertification Credits
  • MCLE Credits

HR Certification

Certification provides valuable credentials that set you apart from other HR professionals. Prepare with the best. Our program is the second largest in the country and offers the best value with pass rates consistently beat the national average. Learn More


HR West® — The National Conference That’s Local

Home to the world’s largest technology companies, the San Francisco Bay Area is the most innovative place on earth. Practicing HR here requires skills beyond the ordinary, and a level of sophistication not found in other parts of the world. How will you meet the challenges of globalization as it scatters your workforce worldwide? Are you prepared to keep up with the latest hi-tech boom? React to ever-evolving definitions of work? 

Discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies, but doing it with a heart. You’ll meet others like you and have a chance to learn from the best. Because nowhere else on earth can you gather this kind of talent, this level of expertise…the best are at HR West! Join us March 7-9, 2016 in Oakland, CA. Learn More



In-depth Conferences

Benefits, Staffing, Compensation, Strategy -- evergreen HR topics with evolving challenges. Your job as an HR professional? Lead the way in best practices and solutions, meeting future challenges head on before they become problems. Only the top subject matter experts present at our conferences, guaranteeing a full day of phenomenal learning and practical takeaways. Conferences also include a networking lunch - providing ample time to trade solutions with your peers and colleagues.


Regional Meetings & Networking

Meet other practitioners in your area by attending our regional meetings. Concentrated in 11 areas around the Bay Area, regional meetings include built-in networking time and a short program that qualifies for Recertification Credit. And the best news? These meetings are free for NCHRA Members!



Whether you're a newcomer or have been practicing HR for years, these skill-building programs will challenge you and enhance your career. And the intimate class settings offer an unparalleled learning environment.




You want to stay up-to-date but you just can't get away from the office. eLearning - the perfect solution! From twelve-week online HR Certification programs to one-hour Webinars at lunchtime, you'll find a course format to suit your needs. Need even more flexibility? Try our on-demand training options brought to you in partnership with LawRoom. Learn More


California Focus

California presents specific and frequently changing challenges for HR professionals. These practical, skill-building programs ensure you’re armed with current information and strategies to answer those challenges. Taken separately or as a series, these courses sharpen your ability to protect your organization’s legal interests while maintaining productivity and effectively managing your employees.

Courses include:

    • Avoiding Wage-Hour Pitfalls • Document Retention Requirements • Time Off & Leaves of Absence
 • Avoiding Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation • Complex Employee Leave Scenarios • Legally Employing Independent Contractors • Effective Hiring & Termination Practices


HR Essentials

Are you starting a new career in human resources? Have you landed a new management position and want to make sure you understand core HR principles? The Foundations series helps you hit the ground running. Choose between courses geared toward getting you up to speed on current HR practices and courses with a special California emphasis. Perfect for the entry-level generalist, administrator or non-HR manager. Courses include:

HR Essentials: 2-day program

Designed for new HR professionals, the course covers the issues involved in hiring and retaining staff, employment law, compensation and benefits, and managing performance. Qualifies for 15 Recertification Credits.

California Essentials: 2-day program 

Gain critical knowledge and skills necessary to practice HR in the complex state of California. Qualifies for 15 General / California Recertification Credits.

Developing Core HR Competencies eProgram

Examine the scope of core HR concepts. The HR Core eProgram Series meets online in five, interactive 90-minute sessions. Qualifies for 7.5 Recertification Credits.

Core Competencies for Practicing HR in California eProgram

Gain critical knowledge and skills necessary to practice HR in the complex state of California. Qualifies for 7.5 General / California Recertification Credits.




In-House Programs

Have 10 or more people at your company in need of training? Why not let us bring the training to you? Most of our programs can be brought in-house for nearly the same price as individual attendance, plus you save on travel time and parking fees. To learn more, please call our office: (415) 291-1992 or send us an email: nchra@nchra.org.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings and Webinars). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses. ​