Arcoro and CFMA Partner to Launch HR Finance Certificate Program for Construction Professionals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 18, 2023) — As construction companies continue to navigate challenges in recruiting, hiring and retaining employees, a new advanced certificate program is being offered to help professionals address the industry’s unique HR needs.  


The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the only nonprofit dedicated to the success and growth of construction financial professionals, is launching the Human Resources for Construction Finance Certificate Program, with support from Arcoro, a provider of HR management solutions for the construction industry.  The curriculum is designed with a human-centric approach emphasizing the importance of solid HR policies and a strategy-forward culture as a vehicle for attracting and retaining talent.  


“The HR challenges that construction companies deal with are quite different from those that other industries face, and they must be addressed as such. We’re proud to sponsor CFMA’s vision for a training program that will help professionals at construction companies gain the knowledge and insights to help them more effectively approach their HR function and processes,” said Carrie Gardenhire, Channel Associations Manager at Arcoro.  


“We extend our sincere gratitude to Arcoro for their invaluable sponsorship of CFMA’s new Human Resources for Construction Finance Certificate Program. Their generous support enables us to equip construction financial professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to tackle the ongoing HR challenges in our industry,” said Neil Shah, CFMA’s president and CEO. “With their partnership, we are able to empower our participants with the tools necessary to navigate HR law, foster a strategic culture and successfully address the workforce demands of today’s construction companies.” 


As part of the HR for Construction Finance Certificate Program, participants will discuss case studies once a week from July 25 to August 22 during live online roundtable discussions led by seasoned industry professionals. A private online discussion community will also provide opportunities to share thoughts and engage with fellow participants.  


The program covers the following modules: 


  • Defining Your Organizational Culture: What Type of Company Are We Going To Be? 
  • Understanding and Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace 
  • Legal Components of HR 
  • Designing an Employee Benefit Program 
  • The Employee Life Cycle 


Participants will be awarded a digital certificate of completion badge upon successful completion. For each live session an individual attends, they will receive 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Personnel/Human Resources and 1.5 CPE CCIFP Maintenance credits within the Knowledge Domain of Human Resources for a possible total of 7.5 CPEs. 


The deadline to register for the program is July 24. Learn more and sign up here. 


About Arcoro  

More than 8,000 construction and contracting companies use Arcoro’s award-winning cloud-based software to hire, manage and grow their workforces. Arcoro offers proven modular HR solutions designed for the construction industry that maximize workforce performance and empower HR leaders with time-saving tools and strategic reporting. The company’s product suite and software platform offer end-to-end HR functionality to help drive business outcomes. With Arcoro’s flexible solutions, customers select the modules that meet their needs for talent acquisition, talent management, core HR, benefits administration, payroll, time and attendance tracking and more. Visit to learn more. 


About CFMA 

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Princeton, NJ, CFMA is an individual membership organization and the only association dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA provides invaluable resources and education to its more than 9,000 members and 99 chapters across North America. In cooperation with its Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFP) division, CFMA promotes industry best practices and continuing education in support of its mission: to build impactful construction financial professionals and create communities for networking and collaboration for our members that advance the construction ecosystem. Visit for more information.