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Human Resource Professional Certifications

SCPS has an alliance with the Chicago SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), the local chapter of the world's largest association devoted to HR management. HR professionals can apply their Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM certifications toward SCPS degrees as follows:

HRCI Certification Undergraduate Graduate
PHR Equivalent of 12 credit hours n/a
SPHR Equivalent of 12 credit hours Equivalent of 4 credit hours
GPHR Equivalent of 12 credit hours Equivalent of 4 credit hours

SHRM Certification Undergraduate Graduate
SHRM-CP Equivalent of  4 credit hours n/a                                                 
SHRM-SCP Equivalent of  4 credit hours n/a

For more information on applying professional certifications toward a degree at SCPS, contact

Did You Know? You can take the HRCI and SHRM certification prep courses online or onsite at DePaul. Contact:

See more Information about SCPS' Alliance with Chicago SHRM. 

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