Earning college credit through ACE CREDIT®

About 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 CREDIT 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 CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.


Planned exams

Certiport is currently in the process of applying for ACE CREDIT for the following titles. Please check back for the approval status of these exams.

  • 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

Approved exams

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the following current Certiport exams:

ACU - Autodesk Certified User exams

  • AutoCAD
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
  • Revit for Architecture
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

Adobe Certified Professional exams

  • Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
  • Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

CSB - Communication Skills for Business exams

  • Professional Communication
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

ESB - Entrepreneurship and Small Business exams

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business - U.S. v.2
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

IC3 - Digital Literacy exams

  • GS6: Levels 1, 2, and 3
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

Microsoft Certified Fundamentals exams

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals - AZ-900
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals - MB-901
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
  • Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals - PL-900
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals - MS-900
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
  • Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals - AI 900
    • Eligible from: Sep 1, 2020 to Aug 31, 2023
  • Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals - DP-900
    • Eligible from: Sep 1, 2020 to Aug 31, 2023
 

MOS - Microsoft 365 Apps & Office 2019 exams

  • Microsoft Word
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024
 

MTA - Microsoft Technology Associate certification exams

  • Introduction to Programming Using Java - Exam 98-388
    • Eligible from: Oct 1, 2018 to Sep 30, 2021 
  • Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript - Exam 98-382
    • Eligible from: Oct 1, 2018 to Sep 30, 2021
  • Introduction to Programming Using Python - Exam 98-381
    • Eligible from: Oct 1, 2018 to Sep 30, 2021
  • Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS - Exam 98-383
    • Eligible from: Oct 1, 2018 to Sep 30, 2021
  • Networking Fundamentals - Exam 98-366
    • Eligible from: Oct 1, 2018 to Sep 30, 2021
 

UCU - Unity Certified User exams

  • Unity Certified User: Programmer
    • Eligible from: Jun 1, 2021 to May 31, 2024

Archived exams

As long as a you passed an exam during the eligible period, you may still request credit from ACE at any time after that. For example, MOS 2016 Word was only eligible from August 2017 to July 2020, but you could still apply for ACE CREDIT® today.

To see a list of archived exams that were previously eligible for ACE credit, view the list below.


Steps to obtain ACE College Credit


For the benefit of our certification exam candidates, we participate in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Transcript Service. The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed our certification exams that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT. This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit.

For more information on transcript services, visit: www.acenet.edu/credit/transcripts

 

  • Step 1: Students should verify with their university/college admissions office that they grant credit for the specific certification. ACE provides a list of the colleges and universities that have articulated policies for accepting ACE credit recommendations.
  • Step 2: Request a transcript from ACE. You will need to have information about the certifications you’ve taken and dates you completed them, as well as where and to whom you’d like the transcript sent.

Related links

For more information about ACE CREDIT, visit:

  1. ACE CREDIT website
  2. ACE CREDIT
  3. ACE Types of CREDIT Reviews: Course Reviews
  4. ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training (Microsoft only)
  5. ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training
  6. ACE Transcript Registry
 

The ACE CREDIT logo is a federally registered trademark of the American Council on Education and cannot be used or reproduced without the express written permission of the American Council on Education.
 

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