Earning college credit through ACE Learning Evaluations

About American Council on Education (ACE)

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

ACE Learning Evaluations connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. For more than 40 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE Learning Evaluations to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.

Approved exams

American Council on Education Learning Evaluations (formerly CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the following exams:

IT Specialist exams

  • Eligible from: Jul 1, 2022 to Jun 30, 2025
  • Recommended credits: 3
  • IT Specialist - Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Specialist - Cloud Computing
  • IT Specialist - Computational Thinking
  • IT Specialist - Cybersecurity
  • IT Specialist - Data Analytics – coming soon! 
  • IT Specialist - Databases
  • IT Specialist - Device Configuration and Management
  • IT Specialist - HTML and CSS
  • IT Specialist - HTML5 Application Development
  • IT Specialist - Java
  • IT Specialist - JavaScript
  • IT Specialist - Network Security
  • IT Specialist - Networking
  • IT Specialist - Python
  • IT Specialist - Software Development

Steps to obtain ACE College Credit

Information on transcript services is available in the ACE Student Resource Center.

  • Step 1: Students should verify with their university/college admissions office that they grant credit for the specific certification.
  • Step 2: Send your transcript. Credly’s Acclaim platform is pleased to partner with ACE to bring you a seamless way to share your transcript with prospective learning institutions and organizations.

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Last updated 2023-03-03