Education and Certification Programs


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 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.  Substitutes for registered participants may be made at any time.  Questions?  Contact:, or call 334-844-4782.

2020 AAPPA Certification Training

New Link to Register for All Courses

Online Registration 

Recruitment, Selection and Retention

August 20-21, 2020 (12 hours) $240

Location: Auburn 


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

Location: Auburn

Federal and State :Laws- (Group 1)

November 19-20, 2020 (16 hours) $270

Location: Auburn

Job Analysis and Job Descriptions- (Group 3) 

March 18-19, 2021 (12 hours) $240

Location: Montgomery

Compensation and Job Evaluation (Group 2)

April 29-30, 2021 (12 hours) $240

Location: Auburn

Overview of Public Personnel Administration (Group 1)

September 30-October 1, 2021 (16 hours) $270

Location: Auburn


Accounting Foundations of Payroll Processes

July 31, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Payroll Processes Course 1

October 29, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Payroll Processes Course 2

October 30, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Legal Foundations of Payroll Processing

April 2, 2021   (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn


Workers Compensation

August 7, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Risk Safety & Health

October 16, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Risk Benefits

November 6, 2020 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

Risk Management Legal Foundations

February 19, 2021 (6 hours) $180

Location: Montgomery

Risk Management Basics

April 23, 2021 (6 hours) $180

Location: Auburn

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