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: FAA-0632
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 9
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Air Traffic Basics
Course
Air Traffic Basics
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Course
ACE ID: FAA-0823
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Interim Voice Switch Replacement System, Enhanced Hands on Testing with Display of Proficiency
Course
Interim Voice Switch Replacement System, Enhanced Hands on Testing with Display of Proficiency
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Exam
ACE ID: DANT-0075
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Principles of Advanced English Composition
Exam
Principles of Advanced English Composition
Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam
Exam
ACE ID: DANT-0074
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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History of the Soviet Union
Exam
History of the Soviet Union
Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam
Exam
ACE ID: DANT-0067
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Human Resource Management
Exam
Human Resource Management
Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam
Exam
ACE ID: DANT-0066
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Organizational Behavior
Exam
Organizational Behavior
Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam
Exam
ACE ID: DANT-0031
November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2025
Recommended credits: 3
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Introduction to World Religions
Exam
Introduction to World Religions
Prometric Inc, DSST Credit-by-Exam
Course
ACE ID: FAA-0828
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 1
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ITWS Secondary Reliever Airport (SRA)
Course
ITWS Secondary Reliever Airport (SRA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Course
ACE ID: FAA-0843
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 6
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Initial En Route Qualification Training
Course
Initial En Route Qualification Training
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Course
ACE ID: FAA-0851
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 2
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Virtual Instructor Training
Course
Virtual Instructor Training
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Course
ACE ID: FAA-0289
October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Basic Instructor Training
Course
Basic Instructor Training
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Academy
Course
ACE ID: WALT-0013
August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 18
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Disney College & International Program Internship
Course
Disney College & International Program Internship
Walt Disney Co.
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0010
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Cisco Certified Network Associate, Part 2 (CCNA 2)
Course
Cisco Certified Network Associate, Part 2 (CCNA 2)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0009
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Cisco Certified Network Associate, Part 1 (CCNA1)
Course
Cisco Certified Network Associate, Part 1 (CCNA1)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0006
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 2
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EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
Course
EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0005
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Course
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0004
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Course
EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: ACIL-0003
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 2
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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
Course
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
ACI Learning
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0044
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Applying Industrial Security Concepts
Course
Applying Industrial Security Concepts
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0038
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Leadership in DoD Security
Course
Leadership in DoD Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Exam
ACE ID: FCVY-0006
January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023
Recommended credits: 2
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The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Exam
The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Franklin Covey
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0037
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Effective Communication in DoD Security
Course
Effective Communication in DoD Security
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0034
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs
Course
Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0028
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security Programs
Course
Assessment and Evaluation of Department of Defense Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Exam
ACE ID: CBAP-0035
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2026
Recommended credits: 3
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AP Environmental Science
Exam
AP Environmental Science
College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations
Exam
ACE ID: CBAP-0015
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2026
Recommended credits: 3
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AP United States Government and Politics
Exam
AP United States Government and Politics
College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations
Exam
ACE ID: CBAP-0014
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2026
Recommended credits: 3
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AP Comparative Government and Politics
Exam
AP Comparative Government and Politics
College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations
Exam
ACE ID: CBAP-0010
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2026
Recommended credits: 6
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AP English Literature and Composition
Exam
AP English Literature and Composition
College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations
Exam
ACE ID: CBAP-0009
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2026
Recommended credits: 6
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AP English Language and Composition
Exam
AP English Language and Composition
College Board Advanced Placement® (AP®) Examinations
Course
ACE ID: CDSE-0021
July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Statutory, Legal and Regulatory Basis of Defense Security Programs
Course
Statutory, Legal and Regulatory Basis of Defense Security Programs
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Course
ACE ID: NSLS-0003
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Executive Leadership 302
Course
Executive Leadership 302
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Course
ACE ID: NSLS-0002
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2023
Recommended credits: 3
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Advanced Leadership 202
Course
Advanced Leadership 202
The National Society of Leadership and Success