College of Human Resource Management.

College of Human Resource Management

College of Human Resource Management is a Private College accredited by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).

College of Human Resource Management

The College of Human Resource Management (CHRM) is a leading middle-level academic institution in Kenya that is committed to developing the human resource required for the management of people at the workplace, in both the public and private sectors of the economy. Hence, our courses aim at preparing and equipping students with the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be able to deliver HR services at various hierarchical levels of the organization. 

From the feedback received from employing organizations and other stakeholders, CHRM graduates have been found suitable in carrying out a wide range of strategic and operational activities in the human resource (HR) function. It is therefore not surprising that a good number of the graduates hold senior positions in the industry and the public service. Others are offering HR training and consultancy services as independent consultants to meet the rising demand for such services.

CHRM is located in the Nairobi Central Business District (Campuses on the Ufundi Coop Plaza, 1st, 3rd & 4th Floors, and 3rd floor of Caxton House). It offers courses from Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma levels as well as Certified Professional programs in both HR Management and other Business Management related programs. These are examined and certified externally both locally and internationally by Examination Bodies like HRMPEB, KNEC, KASNEB, KISM, CIC-UK, and most recently the security programs by CDACC. 

Also located in the Ufundi Coop Plaza on the 4th floor, is the very specialized award-winning William Gitobu Memorial Library, named after the first Executive Director of the Institute.  The Library has several information resources, which can be grouped as Books, Electronic Journals, print journals, as well as CDs/DVDs. As a center of intellectual human resource management (HRM) inquiry, the CHRM William Gitobu Memorial Library aspires to be the most dynamic learning resources environment and a leading library in HRM and related areas. The Library ensures that its collection remains forward-looking, diverse in breadth and form, up-to-date, and of world-renowned quality. Through the CHRM website ( the Library makes people aware of the resources available to them, and through innovation, it makes access to these resources easier.

The College of Human Resource Management (CHRM) offers flexible study modes to meet all the student's needs at their convenience. Some classes are on a full-time basis while others are on a part-time. Part-time study options include sunrise (6:30am - 8:00am) class, lunch hour, evenings (5:30pm - 8:00pm) and Saturdays only classes. Another mode of study is distance learning whereby students are provided with learning resources to read at their own convenience. Whichever mode of study the students select, they are expected to take both external and internal examinations to test their mastery of the knowledge and skills acquired. The flexible approach to the transfer of knowledge has enabled CHRM to produce professionally qualified HR professionals who are providing required HR services to meet the needs of employing organizations.

Vision: To be a Centre of  Excellence in Leadership Development, Research, Innovation, and Training.

Mission: To provide quality academic and professional training, promoting excellence in research and integrating learning and innovation.

Why study at College of Human Resource Management

The College of Human Resource Management (CHRM) College faculty is composed of both academicians and HR practitioners who blend the theory and practice of HR to enable students to appreciate the relationship between HR concepts and the realities at the workplace. Most members of the faculty hold master's degrees and about four (4) with PHDs and a number of others pursuing their PhDs. CHRM is proud of the contribution that the faculty has made towards ensuring that the College achieves outstanding best results in the KNEC and HRMPEB examinable programs in HR in the last few years.

Our core values are based and built on the Vision and Mission statements and our overall aim is to put our customers (students) first.  We are guided by: 

Commitment to excellence: We shall pursue the highest standards in all we do in order to nurture excellence, both professionally and as a community of teachers and scholars. We shall foster a work environment of team building, skills, openness, and honest communication with an emphasis on quality processes and results. 

Integrity: We shall adhere to the highest integrity standards in all our professional and personal obligations and responsibilities to our students, staff and other stakeholders. CHRM foundation is laid on being ethical in our business conduct. We shall be transparent and accountable to all our stakeholders 

Customer focus: We shall give quality products and services to customers and continuously strive to meet and exceed their expectations. Our principle is ‘customer first’ 

Professionalism: We shall maintain professionalism with up-to-date technology and comply with shared national and international standards and ethics. 

Innovation: We shall foster a work environment that promotes and encourages creativity in our processes, leveraging on modern Technology and approached in content delivery and students’ management processes. We shall continually adapt, evolve, and change to improve our courses, methodologies, and technology in order to be at the forefront of education and training.

Goals & Objectives

  • To develop and maintain professional standards in our processes and operations which are efficient, effective, and focused to deliver our mission and in the delivery and implementation of course programs
  • To establish and maintain up to date library resources in all the centers for both educational and professional materials which will include books, journals, and online resources;
  • To develop and implement value-added course programs that are tailored to suit both the private and public labor markets;
  • To enable students to achieve their full potential by delivering accessible and outstanding education and training;
  • To engage in strategic partnerships to facilitate and enhance the development of provisions and services as well as our graduating students;
  • To maintain long-term financial viability and fully implement an agreed framework for the allocation of resources across the Centers and support services including identifying priority areas for investment;
  • To develop and launch an ODeL unit as a business model of reaching out to key prospective students outside our Training Centers.

Other than HRM courses, CHRM is an accredited ICDL training and testing center with fully equipped Computer Labs and an ICDL Testing facility. It was also recently accredited (2019) by the Institute of Certified Safety and Security Professionals of Kenya (ICSSPK) to offer the TVET-CDACC Safety and Security programs. CHRM is also an Accredited training center by both KASNEB and KISM (Kenya Institute of Supplies Management) to offer their business-related programs. 

Our History

The College of Human Resource Management (CHRM), formerly, IHRM College, is a leading middle-level academic institution in Kenya and was established in 1997 as the training arm of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), the Professional Body for HR Practitioners in Kenya, which is now regulating the HR Profession in Kenya through an Act of Parliament - HRMP Act 2012.

Programs offered at College of Human Resource Management

Artisan Certificate
6 months
Artisan Certificate
1 year
1 1/2 years
Professional Certificate
2 years
Professional Certificate
3 years
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.