Professional Certification Programs

Professional certification programs are developed by globally recognized associations to create a benchmark based on global industry standards leading to professional excellence.
In the business world today, new advances in technology and business practices are encouraging employees and students to continually update their skills and knowledge and regularly acquire new ones. Certificates awarded reflect an international recognition of specialized education programs designed to equip you with competitive advantage in that area of specialization.
The Center for Continuing Education offers a number of internationally recognized certificates that will help individuals realize their career goals and enhance the candidates’ professional development.
These programs provide a cost-effective and flexible alternative to obtaining a formal degree and many are designed to specially meet the needs of working professionals.


  • Build on the candidate’s existing experience to develop his learning skills
  • Apply newly learned skills, knowledge and techniques in his own context
  • Respond to the development needs of your organization
  • Create a benchmark of global business programs
  • Increase the candidate’s value in the job market
  • Cost-effective and flexible alternative to obtain a formal degree

The Center for Continuing Education in Phoenicia University covers the following professional certification programs: PHR, GPHR, CFA, CPA, PMP and CMA.

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)

The Senior Professional in Human Resources certification illustrates the technical and operational aspects of HR practices. It outlines the responsibilities and knowledge needed by today’s HR professional. This certification is updated periodically to ensure it is consistent with current practices in the HR field.

GPHR (The Global Professional in Human Resources)
The Global Professional in Human Resources is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate the skills and knowledge of an HR professional who operates in a global marketplace. The credential demonstrates the mastery of cross-border HR responsibilities to include strategies of globalization, development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth and employer retention and creation of organizational programs, processes and tools that achieve worldwide business goals.

CFA (The Chartered Financial Analyst)

The Chartered Financial Analyst certificate is considered one of the most respected and recognized investment certificate in the world. It is offered by the American-based CFA Institute. It covers concepts and skills you will use at all stages of your career, connecting academic theory with current practice, and ethical and professional standards to provide a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
The CMA (Certified Management Accountant) is a globally recognized certification offered by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). It has a professional credential in the advanced management accounting and financial management field. The certification covers the standard topics most in demand in finance teams around the world.

CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
The Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is developed by the AICPA with significant input and assistance by NASBA and state boards of accountancy. It is designed to assess the knowledge and skills entry-level CPAs need to practice public accountancy. To earn the prestige associated with the CPA license, you are required to demonstrate knowledge and competence by meeting high educational standards, passing the CPA exam and completing a specific amount of general accounting experience.

PMP (Project Management Professional)
The PMP certification constitutes a guide to the Project Management body of knowledge, and is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP certification is the most reliable and important certification for project managers, as it is a global certification that holds in its component international quality standards and allows the PMP credential holders to work in any industry, with any methodology and in any location.
The PMP potential holder can be confident that his professional credential has been developed according to best practices of test development.