Credit for Business and Professional Certifications

Certifications must be completed within a specific date range. Please check the charts below for more detail and contact our admissions office to see if your trainings or certifications qualify to receive credit.

Current admission applicants and enrolled students — submit an official copy of your credential to

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)3/01/2014- 4/06/20226 GL
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)3/01/2014- 4/06/20223 UL
6 GL
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)3/01/2014- 4/06/20223 UL
6 GL

To request a transcript/verification letter, call HRCI at 1-888-233-6217, dial 1, and ask for a Certification Verification Letter with your date of birth to be sent on your behalf directly to Excelsior College at

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)9/01/2018 – 4/30/202315 LL
2 UL

To request a transcript, visit IAAP’s Online Store: CAP Misc: Verification of Certification

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR)10/01/2010 – 10/31/20203 UL
Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR)7/01/2011 – 10/31/20203 UL
Registered Merit Reporter (RMR)10/01/2010 – 10/31/20203 LL
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR)7/30/2011 – 10/31/20204 LL

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Project Management Professional (PMP)5/01/2011 – 12/12/20213 GL
3 UL

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)1/01/2017 – 12/31/20223 UL
SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)1/01/2017 – 12/31/20223 GR

Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.


Muslimha Houston, As in Health Sciences – 2020
Started with 26 Credits
“When I found out that with American Association of Medical Assistant’s partnership with Excelsior, I only needed 13 credits to earn a health sciences degree, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to complete my degree.”