The Military and National Guides

About the Guides

​ACE Learning Evaluation Services maintains two catalogues of recommendation information for the educational experiences we evaluate.

Experiences are evaluated by teams of college and university professors. Through discussion and the application of evaluation procedures and guidelines, team members reach a consensus on the amount and category of credit to be recommended.

ACE credit recommendations are advisory. They are intended to assist learners in pursuing postsecondary programs of study and jobs. The recommendations may be modified by the accepting entity.

The Military Guide

​The Military Guide contains information about military training and occupations evaluated under a contract from the Department of Defense that is administered by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

The Military Guide is the sole source of information for all military courses and occupations evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE). Users can search for courses and occupations using the ACE identification number, keywords, course numbers, training location, dates completed, or subjects and levels. The Military Guide is updated daily.

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The ACE National Guide

​The ACE National Guide contains information about courses, exams, and certifications evaluated by ACE.  Recommendations can also include workplace competencies that document the skills learners master during a course or demonstrate through an exam.

The ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training contains ACE credit recommendations for formal courses or examinations offered by various organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military. 

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