Earning Credit for Professional Training

Thomas Edison State University can help students finish their degree faster by awarding college credit for professional training programs students have completed through their occupation.

Students may be able to earn credit for professional licenses and certifications; apprenticeships and courses taken at the workplace; through corporations, government agencies, professional associations, or unions; or through specialized training programs that have been evaluated for college credit by the University’s Office of Professional Learning Review (PLR)or an institutional member of the Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalence (CACE). The University also accepts credits for reviews completed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York or by the American Council on Education’s Learning Evaluations (formerly CREDIT©). 

The University is also a member of the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC), which gives an opportunity for students who have completed a registered apprenticeship from one of the member programs to transfer assessed program credits. Students can access a list of participating registered apprenticeship programs as well as learn more about the RACC.