Cortez certified as HR professional

Kenneth Cortez, assistant director of human resources at Nicholls State University, has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute.

The designation demonstrates Cortez’s successful completion of a comprehensive examination that assesses generalist knowledge of the human resources field, including strategic management; workforce planning and employment; human resource development; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; and occupational health, safety and security. To be eligible for the certification, candidates must not only pass the exam but also document practical work experience. For additional information, go to