Earning Credit for Professional Training

Thomas Edison State College can help you finish your degree faster by awarding you college credit for professional training programs you have completed through your profession.

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 College’s Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning. The College also accepts credits for reviews completed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS) of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, or by the American Council on Education’s CREDIT program.

At Thomas Edison State College, students may apply these 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 and submit appropriate documentation.

For licenses or certificates, this documentation is frequently a notarized copy of the license or certificate and a current renewal card where appropriate. Additional documentation may be required.

The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning at Thomas Edison State College 
The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning was established to conduct academic reviews of specific courses, licenses, certificates or exams that might qualify an award of college credit. The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning works with organizations to assess their training and education programs for college credit, providing a value-added benefit to their employees/clients/students.

Those interested in using their training for college credit by enrolling in Thomas Edison State College should request the organization where they took the training send their records to:

Thomas Edison State College
Office of the Registrar
101 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176

Students who wish to create a transcript of their training that has been evaluated for college credit for use with an employer or elsewhere, should submit a Non-degree Services Application for Credit Banking or by contacting the Office of Admissions at (888) 442-8372 or [email protected].

The application should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, at the address listed above.

To contact the Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning, call (609) 633-6271, ext. 3235, or e-mail the Office at [email protected].

View a list of reviews conducted by Thomas Edison State College.


American Council on Education (ACE) & National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS)
Thomas Edison State College accepts the credit recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS). The list of programs, licenses and certifications reviewed by ACE is constantly being updated.

Please refer to the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training at www.acenet.edu/nationalguide. The College will also accept ACE recommendations for military training and experience as published in its online Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experience in the Armed Services.

National CCRS credit recommendations are published online at www.nationalccrs.org/ccr/home.html.

The limit of ACE and National CCRS credits from a single source is 90 credits for a bachelor's degree and 45 credits for an associates degree.

To be awarded college credit for ACE credit recommendations and create an ACE transcript to be sent to a college, students must first establish a record of their courses or exams with the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. Students can contact ACE at:

American Council on Education
College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT)
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1193
(866) 205-6267
(202) 939-9434
(202) 939-9470
[email protected].  

Students may access the ACE online Transcript System at www.acenet.edu/transcripts.  

To use ACE credit recommendations at Thomas Edison State College for enrollment, students should have ACE transcript sent to:

Thomas Edison State College
Office of the Registrar
101 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176

Students may also use ACE transcript to create a Thomas Edison State College transcript for use at another college by submitting a Non-degree Services Application for Credit Banking located on the College’s website at www.tesc.edu/studentforms or by contacting the Office of Admissions at (888) 442-8372 or [email protected].  

The application should then be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, at the address listed above.

Similar evaluations are conducted by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York under the National College Credit Recommendation Service (CCRS). These credit recommendations and descriptions are published online at www.nationalccrs.org. To contact the National CCRS program office:

National College Credit Recommendation Service
University of the State of New York
Education Building Addition
89 Washington Avenue, 1069 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 486-2070
[email protected]



 

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