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Certification to Credit

Certification-to-Credit

  • ​​​​​​​​​​Decrease your tuition costs
  • Reduce the time to complete your degree
  • Minimize redundancy in learning

The Certification-to-Credit Program at Central Michigan University is the perfect way to use a professional certification you have earned and apply it to the degree you want – saving you time and money.

Certification-to-Credit Program Details

  • This program​ applies only to students admitted to the Master of Science in Administration program at Central Michigan University. The certification will be evaluated at the time of your initial application.
  • You must b​e in good standing with your certification at the time you request credit.
  • Early advising is recommended to avoid redundancy in coursework.
  • ​You must contact CMU’s Prior Learning Office to verify your eligibility and determine eligible credits.
  • Credits will be applied to your degree after you complete 6 credits (2 courses) of your program at CMU with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • There is no cost for the credits you are awarded in the Certification-to-Credit Program.
​​Certifications will come in as transfer credit; therefore, they may or may not transfer to another institution.

Please check the list below to see if your certification can be used toward degree credit at Central Michigan University.

Certifications

3 credits awarded 

The CAPM certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Project Management*.  

 *The CAPM cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

6 credits awarded 

The CFRA certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Research Administration*.  

 *The CFRA cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration. 

 

6 credits awarded 

The CGFM certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in General Administration* or Leadership*.  

 *The CGFM cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in General Administration or Leadership.

3 credits awarded 

The CPP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in General Administration*, Health Services Administration*, Leadership*, Logistics and Acquisitions*, Public Administration*, or Recreation and Park Administration*.

*The CPP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in General Administration, Health Services Administration, Leadership, Logistics and Acquisitions, Public Administration, or Recreation and Park Administration Chartered Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

6 credits awarded 

The CISSP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Digital Management (formerly Information Resource Management)*, General Administration* or Leadership*.

 *The CISSP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Digital Management (formerly Information Resource Management), General Administration or Leadership.

3 credits awarded 

The CLTD certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration)*, General Administration* or Leadership*.

*The CLTD cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration), General Administration or Leadership.

6 credits awarded 

The CMPE certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration*. 

 *The CMPE cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration.

6 credits awarded 

The CPRP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Recreation and Park Administration*.

*The CPRP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Recreation and Park Administration.

9 credits awarded 

The CPRA certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in either Research Administration* or General Administration*. 

 *The CPRA cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration or General Administration.

3 credits awarded 

The CPIM certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration)*, General Administration* or Leadership*.

*The CPIM cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration), General Administration or Leadership.

6 credits awarded 

 The CPLP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Training and Development*. 

 *The CPLP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Training and Development.

6 credits awarded 

The CPM certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in General Administration* or Leadership*.

*The CPM cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in General Administration or Leadership.

9 credits awarded 

The CRA certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in either Research Administration* or General Administration*. 

 *The CRA cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Research Administration or General Administration.

6 credits awarded 

The CSCP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration)*, General Administration* or Leadership*.

*The CSCP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Acquisitions (formerly Acquisitions Administration), General Administration or Leadership.

6 credits awarded 

The CFA certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in General Administration* or Leadership*.

*The CFA cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in General Administration or Leadership.

3 credits awarded 

Collegey’s US University Prep Certificate Project certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree in all concentrations*. The MSA 600 requirement is waived.

*The Collegey certification cannot be used toward any MSA Graduate Certificates.

9 credits awarded 

The FACMPE certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration*.

*The FACMPE cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration.

6 credits awarded 

The GPMC certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in General Administration*, Leadership*, or Project Management*.

*The GPMC cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in General Administration, Leadership, or Project Management.

6 credits awarded 

The CMC certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Digital Management (formerly IRM)*, General Administration*, Health Services Administration*, Leadership* or Project Management*.

*The CMC cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Digital Management (formerly IRM), General Administration, Health Services Administration, Leadership or Project Management.

6 credits awarded 

The MMC certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Digital Management (formerly IRM)*, General Administration*, Health Services Administration*, Leadership* or Project Management*.

*The MMC cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Digital Management (formerly IRM), General Administration, Health Services Administration, Leadership or Project Management.

6 credits awarded 

The PHR certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Administration*. 

 *The PHR cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Administration.

9 credits awarded 

The PgMP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in either Project Management* or General Administration*.  

 *The PgMP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Project Management or General Administration.

9 credits awarded 

The PMP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in either Project Management* or General Administration*.  

 *The PMP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Project Management or General Administration.

3 credits awarded 

The RHIT certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Digital Management*, Health Services Administration*, or Leadership*.

*The RHIT cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Digital Management, Health Services Administration, or Leadership. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

9 credits awarded 

 The SPHR certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Administration*.

 *The SPHR cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Administration.

6 credits awarded 

 The SHRM-CP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Administration*. 

 *The SHRM-CP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Administration.

9 credits awarded 

The SHRM-SCP certification can be applied toward the Master of Science in Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Administration*. 

*The SHRM-SCP cannot be used toward the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Administration



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