Earning Credit for Professional Training

Thomas Edison State University can help students finish their degree faster by awarding college credit for professional training programs students have completed through their profession.

Students may be able to earn credit for professional licenses and certifications; apprenticeships and courses taken at the workplace; through corporations, government agencies, professional associations, or unions; or through specialized training programs that have been evaluated for college credit by the University’s Office of Professional Learning Reviews or an institutional member of the Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalency (CACE). The University also accepts credits for reviews completed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS) of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, or by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) program.

The University is also a member of the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC), which gives an opportunity for students who have completed a registered apprenticeship from one of the member programs to transfer assessed program credits. Students can access a list of participating registered apprenticeship programs as well as learn more about the RACC.

At Thomas Edison State University, students may apply these credits to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source, and provided they successfully complete courses and submit appropriate documentation.

For licenses or certificates, this documentation is frequently a notarized copy of the license or certificate and a current renewal card where appropriate. Additional documentation may be required. For Thomas Edison State University-assessed credentials, complete and submit the University’s Cover Sheet for Student Submission of TESU-assessed Credits with documentation.