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OSPA HrELP Course: Oregon pHCLE Certification

  • High Desert ESD 2804 SE 6th Street Redmond, Oregon, 97756 United States (map)

Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) offers Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HrELP), a robust, five-course program to develop K-12 HR professionals in the area of communications, leadership and change management. 

Oregon Professional Human Capital Leaders in Education Certification* (pHCLE)
In conjunction with the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) and Battelle for Kids (BFK), Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) offers a highly recognized and regarded national HR certification program (pHCLE) with standards designed specifically for K-12 education.

The Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE) certification program is rooted in new standards that human capital leaders should demonstrate mastery to:

  • Develop comprehensive human capital management systems (HCMS)
  • Manage key human capital decisions, in areas, such as workforce planning, recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, and professional development
  • Balance strategic and transactional HR practices
  • Build a cohesive HCMS through branding and communication
  • Maximize the use of data for continuous improvement
  • Implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other state and federal policies impacting human capital in education

This certification demonstrates that individuals have a:

  • High level of knowledge and skill in HR
  • Mastery of essential HR practices as they pertain to K-12 education
  • Commitment to professional standards
  • Dedication to continued mastery of knowledge and skill through recertification

*Pre-requisites required: Registrants must be either currently enrolled in other current HrELP courses or be former HrELP graduates. HR professionals with 5 years or more K-12 educational HR experience may have this pre-requisite waved.

Cooperative college credit is available through PSU for all HrELP courses. For more information about registering for credit, visit: