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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 newly admitted students to 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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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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