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The Office of Professional Learning Review

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute's SPHR and PHR certifications.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 3 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the Human Resource Certification Institute's SPHR and PHR certifications. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful certification completion. If you completed your certification outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The certification components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

HRCI Certification
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
SPHR-Senior Professional in Human Resources*3HRM-53001/01/2014 - 07/31/2018 PHRGR
PHR-Professional in Human Resources*3MAN-33101/01/2014 - 07/31/2018 PHRUG

*Students who hold both a PHR and SPHR certification may receive credit for only one certification exam, either PHR or SPHR.

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If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

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