About Learning Evaluations


​​​ACE’s Learning Evaluations (formerly CREDIT®) improves access to and success in postsecondary education by helping colleges and universities grant credit for workplace learning and training. ​

ACE validates a wide variety of education and training programs from courses to examinations, including languages, certifications, and apprenticeship programs. Through a continued contract with Department of Defense, ACE reviews military training and experiences to bridge the gap between professional military education and postsecondary education while enhancing government and postsecondary data systems and virtual technology.

Our associated support services connect higher education institutions, employers, and independent learners to improve economic mobility through postsecondary education and professional advancement. This work ensures the validity and reliability of nontraditional learning and provides opportunities for underserved student populations in college and the workforce.

Learning Evaluations for the Military

Founded in 1942 to support the needs of World War II veterans, ACE's Learning Evaluations for the Military 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.
Learning Evaluations

ACE's Learning Evaluations (formerly 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, ACE Learning Evaluations 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​.