Credit for Certificates + Professional Training

Get college credit for life + work experience

Are you licensed? Certified? Do you have specialized skills or professional training? Then you are closer to a college degree than you think. Franklin has pre-evaluated more than 800 job-specific experiences to award prior learning credit toward our in-demand, transfer-friendly degree programs.  

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Use our database to see how your certification, training or experience transfers to Franklin.

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Google, MedCerts, Welding, Automotive

Professional Training

Police, Corrections, Fire, EMT + Paramedic

Industry Certifications


Credentials + Licenses

SHRM, Series 66, CCNA, AHIMA

We Meet You Where You Are

As a university focused on serving the needs of working adults, we know that plenty of learning takes place outside of the classroom. We also know that the wage gap between college-degree earners and high-school diploma holders continues to widen. At Franklin, we connect the job-specific credentials you’ve earned, and the college credits you need, to provide a seamless path to degree completion. 

Prior Learning Assessment is a process used to evaluate the knowledge that you gain through professional training, certificates, certifications and licensure programs against specific course outcomes to be able to award college credit toward a degree. Credit for prior learning acknowledges your life experience and saves you time and money toward a degree. 

Franklin University awards prior learning credit based on recommendation services from the American Council on Education (ACE) and National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) and adheres to the Ohio Department of Higher Education Career-Technical Credit Transfer guarantees. The university evaluates experiences from accredited institutions and organizations that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

$6M in Savings

Since 2017, Franklin students have saved more than $6 million by using prior learning credit to satisfy degree requirements.

Get College Credit for What You Already Know

Search our database of more than 800 pre-evaluated credentials to see how a license, certification or professional training saves you time and money toward your degree.


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The MyCertificates + Training results displayed reflect pre-evaluated, standard credit decisions by the Franklin University Office of Transfer Credit for certificates, microcredentials, certifications, credentials and licenses. To receive credit, you will need to submit proof of completion to for review and processing.   

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