Prior Learning Assessment

Earn College Credit for Your Prior Learning

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Earn credit for learning done in a professional environment- no textbook required. Through PLA, students can receive college credit towards their degree for on-the-job learning in a variety of areas.

If you have completed any of the following, you may be eligible for college credit:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Courses taken at the workplace
  • Corporate training
  • Government agency training
  • Professional association or union experience
  • Professional licenses and certifications

Licenses and Certifications

certificateStudents can also earn credit for licenses and certifications in diverse number of subjects and industries. There are hundreds of industry certifications and licensure in areas as diverse as healthcare, the legal field, aviation and law enforcement which can be redeemed for college credit if they are current and valid. Get information about the certifications and licenses including the process of how to apply for credit based on this prior learning.