About Learning Evaluation


​​​​​​​​​ACE demonstrates its commitment to adult learners and postsecondary credential attainment through a wide range of programs and initiatives that support student success: GED® test, evaluation of military and workforce training, tools to help practitioners and learners navigate credit for prior learning, and innovative solutions for learners to signal their competency attainment. ACE continues to develop programs and services to validate learning that occurs in multiple contexts to support adult learners' attainment of high-quality credentials.

Military Evaluations

Founded in 1942 to support the needs of WWII veterans, ACE's Military Programs provides a critical link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education through the review of military training (courses) and experiences (occupations) with the goal of awarding equivalent college credits for those experiences. The Military Guide has over 25,000 exhibits (22,000 courses and 3,400 occupations) dating back to 1954. 

Military Students

College and Universities

  • Support military students with their educational goals.
  • Apply ACE credit recommendations to your degree programs.
  • Recruit faculty evaluators from your institution.
  • Receive guidance and support in evaluating prior learning.

Military Training Providers

  • Help service members reach their educational goals.
  • Save money on tuition assistance.
  • Recruit and retain active duty military students.
  • Assist service members transitioning to civilian employment.
CREDIT Evaluations

​The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) was established as a sister program in 1974 to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping students gain access to academic credit for formal training taken outside traditional degree programs. With over 35,000 programs reviewed, CREDIT has been the national leader in the evaluation process for education and training obtained outside the classroom including courses, exams, apprenticeships, and other types of nontraditional forms of training. Participating organizations include corporations, professional and volunteer associations, schools, training suppliers, labor unions, and government agencies, with courses from Arabic to waste management.


Colleges and Universities

  • Create and leverage educational partnerships with employers and training providers.
  • Connect ACE credit recommendations to your degree programs.
  • Support adult learners with their educational goals.

Employers and Training Providers

  • Utilize the distinguished ACE brand to gain national recognition as providers of quality training.
  • Recruit and retain employees by providing greater access to higher education.
  • Offer employees pursuing higher education a flexible, portable, and efficient transfer of credits​.