Colleges & Universities: Granting Credit

 

​​Millions of students are resuming or starting their college journey with learning and credentials that they’ve earned in the workplace, through certifications, and through their own independent initiative and hard work to complete courses and exams. These motivated learners are looking for colleges ready to support their success by granting them credit for their learning so that they have a chance to persist to graduation and earn degrees that unlock new opportunities for them.​

Understanding the ACE National Guide

The ACE National Guide contains course exhi​bits that include everything you need to know in order to grant credit for equivalent courses in your degree programs. You can find descriptions, grading structure, learning outcomes, topics covered, and types of educational experiences and assessments used for many types of educational experiences that have been reviewed by our expert teams. Syllabi and other supplemental materials may also be available. If you need additional information, we encourage you to reach out to the provider directly to discuss their programs.

Recommendations

ACE recommends postsecondary academic credit equivalencies based on faculty expertise. Academic recommendations include a number of semester hours, level, and subject area, which vary based on the experience reviewed. In our competency reviews, faculty also validate the skills and competencies that students are expected to master in order to pass the course or exam. Experiences evaluated and/or endorsed by ACE's Learning Evaluations (formerly CREDIT®) are re-reviewed every three years to ensure that the recommendations remain aligned with current academic expectations in a given discipline.

Faculty Experts

ACE brings together independent teams of subject-matter experts from the faculties of accredited colleges and universities to evaluate the courses and exams listed in the National Guide. Our faculty evaluators are experienced teachers and researchers from all accrediting regions. These faculty teams examine all aspects of the experience, including breadth and depth of content coverage, methods of assessment, assignment rubrics, and examples of student work. At the conclusion of their review, the faculty teams determine an equivalent amount and level of academic credit that a student transferring that experience into a college or university should earn based on a comparison of current academic expectations and standards of accredited postsecondary education programs.

Military Guide

If you’ve received a Joint Services Transcript, information about the courses and occupations contained there can be found in the Military Guide. The two types of ACE transcripts are administered separately, and students may have multiple types of prior learning that apply to the program of study they wish to pursue at your institution. If you need assistance in ​interpreting the exhibits or granting credit, please reach out to us at credit@acenet.edu.

Credit for Prior Learning Resources

A robust and comprehensive credit for prior learning program can help you recruit, retain, and graduate post-traditional students. Explore our resources for guidance on best practices, research, and other tools to help your students succeed.

Credit for Prior Learning
 
 
Search the ACE National Guide

​If you’ve received an ACE transcript through Acclaim or Parchment, search the guide below to find additional details about the course and recommended college credits.

 Looking for the Military Guide?

Are you looking for recommendations from a Joint Services Transcript? Visit the Military Guide to explore military training and occupations carrying ACE recommendations.

The Military Guide
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ACE ID: USCB-0029
August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Advanced Supervisory Leadership Training (ASLT)
Course
Advanced Supervisory Leadership Training (ASLT)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0005
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Fundamentals of National Security Adjudication
Course
Fundamentals of National Security Adjudication
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0042
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
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Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0039
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
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Security in the DoD Acquisition Process
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0025
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense Security
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Constitutional Law and Its Application to Department of Defense Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0024
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and Department of Defense Bureaucracy
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Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and Department of Defense Bureaucracy
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0023
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 6
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Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals
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Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0022
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to the Department of Defense
Course
Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and to the Department of Defense
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0003
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
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Introduction to Special Access Programs (SAP)
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0214
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Apprentice Programmer Journey - Novice and Apprentice Programmer
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Apprentice Programmer Journey - Novice and Apprentice Programmer
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0226
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Network Admin to Site Reliability Engineer
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Network Admin to Site Reliability Engineer
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0225
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master
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Software Project Lead to Advanced Scrum Master
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0224
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Software Project Analyst to Senior Software Project Manager
Course
Software Project Analyst to Senior Software Project Manager
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0213
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Apprentice Programmer Journey - Web Programmer and Web Apps Developer
Course
Apprentice Programmer Journey - Web Programmer and Web Apps Developer
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: SKIL-0209
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Application Developer to Blockchain Solutions Architect
Course
Application Developer to Blockchain Solutions Architect
SkillSoft Corporation
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0264
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Basic Academy Train the Trainer
Course
Basic Academy Train the Trainer
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0263
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All-Hazards Introduction to Air Support Group Supervisor Course
Course
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Introduction to Air Support Group Supervisor Course
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0262
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All-Hazards Introduction to Air Operations Course
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NIMS ICS All-Hazards Introduction to Air Operations Course
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0229
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Foundations of Emergency Management
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Foundations of Emergency Management
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0225
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Public Information and Warning
Course
Public Information and Warning
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0220
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Multi-hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education
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Multi-hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0208
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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Advanced Situational Awareness and Shared Situational Picture
Course
Advanced Situational Awareness and Shared Situational Picture
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0203
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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NIMS All Hazard Task Force/Strike Team Leaders
Course
NIMS All Hazard Task Force/Strike Team Leaders
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0200
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS All Hazards Finance/Administration Unit Leader Course
Course
NIMS All Hazards Finance/Administration Unit Leader Course
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0194
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to Instructional Design Methods
Course
Introduction to Instructional Design Methods
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0192
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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Planning: Emergency Operations
Course
Planning: Emergency Operations
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0189
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Finance/Administration Section Chief
Course
NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Finance/Administration Section Chief
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0186
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader
Course
NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0183
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Division/Group Supervisor
Course
NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Division/Group Supervisor
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0182
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 2
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NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief
Course
NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)
Course
ACE ID: NEMI-0181
September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2024
Recommended credits: 1
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NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Liaison Officer
Course
NIMS ICS All Hazards Position Specific Liaison Officer
National Emergency Training Center (EMI)