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Online Credential in Compensation and Job Analysis

ERI's Job and Compensation Analyst (JCA) certification is the only national program available for the training and credentialing of job analysts and compensation professionals.

This distance education credential requires that you prove your mastery of the latest job analysis techniques, as well as the use of compensation planning methods and salary survey software. Earning ERI's JCA credential will provide recognition that you have met a standard of knowledge and experience in the fields of Human Resources, compensation and benefits, and job analysis.

In order to receive the JCA designation, you must complete 50 JCA credit hours within a year of beginning your first course. This can be accomplished through attending ERI webinars OR by passing ERI Distance Learning Center (DLC) online courses for JCA credit. In addition, you must have at least 4 years experience in the fields of Human Resources, compensation, or job analysis. (University students, recent graduates and career changers are exempted from this rule.)

JCA Online Learning Advantages

This distance education program will promote your career advancement, proving to your employer (and others) that you have demonstrated expertise in the fields of compensation administration and job analysis. Employers who see that you have earned 50 JCA credit hours will know that you have received advanced training to handle the toughest compensation issues, including taxation, executive compensation, job analysis and job evaluation, office relocation, salary surveys, discrimination, incentive pay, and more.

JCA Distance Education

Earning the JCA online learning credential requires no travel time or travel expense. Users can complete this distance education program from their home or office 24/7. In addition, this online learning program has a lower cost than other compensation certifications. The total cost of receiving the JCA credential is $1,800 (US). Other certification programs cost upwards of $8,000 for all courses and exams (not including travel expenses if their classes are not offered in your home town).

The JCA credential is intended for the professional analyst, not the generalist and/or manager. For the latter types of certification, ERI recommends the programs of either the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals or the Society for Human Resource Management.)

JCA Requirements

In order to earn a JCA credential, you must complete 50 JCA credit hours within 1 year. You may do this by selecting 50 courses from those offered by the DLC, of which 6 must include these DLC quantitative methods courses:

Complete list of JCA courses

Each Distance Learning Center online course is worth 1 JCA credit hour. In order to earn JCA credit for an online course, you must take a JCA exam and pass with a score of 80% or higher. You may retake this exam as many times as necessary in order to pass. You will only be charged once.

Applicable JCA credits will apply to the BAC and CAC credentials for one year, should you decide to pursue those additional certifications. You can see all the credits you have earned in your Training History.

JCA credit hours can also be earned by attending DLC webinars.

Become a Credentialed Job and Compensation Analyst

To start work on your credential, first select a course from the online course catalog by clicking the Start Course button. If you have not already done so, you will be asked to create a DLC Account. As you are going through the course, if you need to leave and come back, you may return to the page you left off at by clicking the Access Any Page link in the left-hand course navigation. When you are ready to take the exam, you may access it from the end of the course or the Final Exam link in the left-hand course navigation. You will be asked to select a credit type (JCA) and location (your state, province, or country). (You may also take the course for other credit types at no additional charge.) As you take courses, monitor your progress by accessing your Training History by clicking Account at the top of any web page.

JCA Exams

Each JCA final exam consists of 10 questions. Once you have passed the final exam, you will be asked to fill out an online course evaluation. Then you can view and print out your certificate of completion from your Training History.

JCA Application

After you have earned 50 JCA credits, please print out this JCA Application form. Fill it out and fax it to the ERI Distance Learning Center, along with any required documentation. We will review your application and mail you your JCA certificate.

Please email any questions about this distance education program


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