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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.

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AAPPA HR Professional and Specialist Certification Programs

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   Program Description

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Payroll Certification Program

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  Risk Certification Candidacy Application

  Risk Management Certification Program Description





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 Center for Governmental Services at 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.

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