Earning Credit for Professional Training, Licenses and Certifications

Thomas Edison State College can help you finish your degree faster by awarding you college credit for workplace training and education programs, professional licenses, certifications, certification exams, and other credentials which have been reviewed by the College's Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning (OAPWL). Reviewed training is typically offered by corporations, government agencies, labor unions, and professional associations.

View a list of academic program reviews conducted by Thomas Edison State College that are eligible for credit.

The College 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 CREDIT program. View more information on these external assessment programs.

Students may also be eligible to earn credit for military training and education. Learn more »

Applying Credit to Your College Program of Study or Transcript

At Thomas Edison State College, students may apply APR credits to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source, and provided they successfully complete courses within the specified effective dates of the review and submit appropriate documentation. Roadmaps to specific areas of study may be recommended for programs with large credit awards, so be sure to discuss this with your College advisor.

Students interested in using their reviewed training for college credit by enrolling in Thomas Edison State College should follow the APR Transcript Documentation Policy.

Those who wish to create a transcript of their APR-assessed training for use with an employer or at another institution may be interested in Credit Banking, a non-degree service provided by Thomas Edison State College.

Want to learn more about OAPWL and APR?  Refer to our Frequently Asked Questionsbrowse a list of reviews conducted by Thomas Edison State College, or contact us at apr@tesc.edu or 609-633-6271.