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Through it’s partnership with ACE, Marist can award credit based on ACE recommendations. The American Council on Education's (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) helps students gain access to academic credit for formal training taken outside traditional degree programs.  

What kind of certifications does ACE evaluate?

ACE evaluates courses, seminars, and trainings offered by a multitude of different organizations.  ACE has reviewed over 35,000 programs for college credit.

The following are examples of industries that may offer workforce training eligible for ACE credit:   

  • Criminal Justice 
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nursing
  • Human Resources
  • Fire Science
  • Hospitality
  • Aviation
  • Banking/Finance/Insurance
  • Linguist or Translator
  • Military and Para-military
  • Business Manager
  • Health Services/Nursing
  • Information Technology

How do I find out if courses, exams, apprenticeships, and other types of nontraditional forms of training I’ve had is eligible for ACE Credit? 

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.  This online guide allows you to look up organizations executing training approved by ACE as well as courses that have been approved by ACE for credit.   To see if your workforce training may be eligible for ACE credit please visit the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training.

I found my course in the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training, how do I notify Marist that it is eligible for credit? 

If you have workforce training that is eligible for ACE credit, you will need to request an ACE transcript be sent to Marist. 

**Note there is a nominal fee charged for transcripts by ACE. Details on fees and transcript requests can be found on the ACE transcript services webpage.