Can I Receive Credit For My Professional License Or Credential?
- Do you have a professional license or credential?
- Was it issued by a governmental agency or professional organization?
- Did you take a proctored exam to earn it?
- Did the credentialing process verify college-level learning?
- Is information publicly available about the content verified by the exam and credentialing process?
- Does your degree plan have room for the subject area and division level of that learning?
If you answered "yes" to the above questions, then consider pursuing credit for your credential.
How Do I Know If My Credential Has Been Reviewed for Credit?
- If we conducted a credit review, the credit recommendations are posted online.
- If your credential was issued or valid during the validity period, or effective dates, for the credit recommendation, then you're eligible to apply for the credit.
How Do I Apply For The Credit?
Consult with your Academic Advisor and contact the PLA Office to inquire about applying for the credit.
My Credential Has Not Been Reviewed for Credit
- Charter Oak students may request a credit review of a professional license or or credential they earned within the past five years.
- Consult with your Academic Advisor.
- Log in to Acorn and find the form in the PLA section of Student Self Service.
- Submit your completed form to the PLA Office.
- Pay the assessment fee.
- Monitor your Charter Oak email.
- Your professional experience may cover a wider range of knowledge than the credential verifies.
- Consult with your Academic Advisor regarding your best approach to apply for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
- If you wish to pursue credit for broader learning, explore the Portfolio Program.
- If you require credit for a particular course, then Testing or the Portfolio Program may be a better fit for your needs.
- If you are not a Charter Oak student, you may only seek credit for a credential that has been reviewed and you will also need to use the Credit Registry service for a transcript.