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TESU Recognizes Port Authority Police Officers’ Training For College Credit

TESU Recognizes Port Authority Police Officers’ Training For College Credit

Thomas Edison State University (TESU) announced today that it has evaluated the Port Authority Police Academy’s Basic Course for Police Officers training and is now offering college credit for these valuable learning experiences.

The University acknowledges that the training Port Authority police officers receive is intensive and rigorous and imparts essential skills and knowledge critical to their roles. Recognizing the importance of this training, TESU has undertaken a comprehensive review process to assess its equivalency to college-level coursework.

University President A. Merodie Hancock, PhD, expressed her enthusiasm for this initiative, saying, “At Thomas Edison State University, we are committed to recognizing and rewarding the knowledge and skills individuals bring to their educational journeys. By evaluating correction officers’ training for college credit, we are not only recognizing their knowledge and dedication but also providing them with an opportunity to save money, earn their degree faster and advance in their careers.”

Thomas Edison State University’s Professional Learning Review (PLR) program evaluates workplace training, industry-recognized credentials and professional education to recognize college-level learning. The goal is to accelerate students’ progress toward completing a relevant TESU degree or certificate. This initiative offers several significant benefits:

Financial Savings: Police officers can save up to $12,570 on the cost of their TESU degree by applying these earned credits. Additionally, this review was internally funded by TESU to decrease student costs.

Accelerated Degree Completion: By receiving credit for their training, students can complete their degree programs more quickly.

Increased Visibility and Prestige: Recognizing professional training as college-level learning enhances the prestige of police officers’ education and qualifications. Officers can request a TESU transcript that recognizes these credits.

Career Advancement: The credits earned through this program can open doors to new career opportunities and advancement.

For more information about this program please visit TESU’s PLR student information page at Interested individuals can also contact TESU admissions representatives at or by calling 609-777-5680. When reaching out, please mention that you have “PLR Credit” to ensure a streamlined process.