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Online Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development

At LSU Online, our focus is centered around helping learners achieve their education goals quickly and affordably. The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program affords students the opportunity to earn college credit for learning done outside of the college classroom. This saves both time and money as there will be less coursework for you to complete. See below for a detailed list of PLA certifications to see which ones you qualify for. Certifications may be eligible for 3-6 credits depending on the courses listed.

See the Potential Credits You May Qualify for Below


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
HRE/LHRD 7171: Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7171: Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits
LHRD 7271: Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7171 - Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7271: Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Talent Management Institute (TMI)

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7271 - Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7171 - Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits
LHRD 7271 - Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7171 - Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits
LHRD 7271 - Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) Certifications

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7171 - Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7271 - Leading Learning in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits
LHRD 7171: Instructional Design for Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Business Process Management (BPM) Certifications

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7571: Performance Analysis in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
LHRD 7571: Performance Analysis in Human Resource Development | 3 Credits

During the application process, please notify your Enrollment Concierge if any of these apply, and they will guide you through the evaluation process. Meeting the requirements for PLA does not guarantee admission to LSU Online. Ask your Concierge about specific admission requirements. They can be reached at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu.