Prior Learning Credit

Credit for a Certificate, Credential or Licensure

Franklin University recognizes that learning happens outside of a college classroom. 

Franklin University:


For Evaluation

Prior Learning Credit is available primarily at the undergraduate level and focuses on credit for professional training and certifications. Some credit is available at the Master's level but is limited based on residency and degree requirements. Prior learning credit is not available at the Doctoral level. 

Franklin University does not award credit for work experience and cannot grant credit using your resume and/or via Credly transcript (documentation from the originating credit-granting organization is required). 

Please review the list of pre-evaluated prior learning credit opportunities below. To receive credit for any of those listed below you must submit evidence of successful completion and submit the required document(s). If you do not see a certificate or training listed below, additional information may be required for faculty review.  


Get Credit

Please summarize your certificates using the worksheet available here and email your summary and documentation for each (certificate, transcript, or professional record) to


Professional and Industry Recognized

PMI, SHRM, FINRA, The Institutes

IT, Cybersecurity, and Data Analysis

Cisco, CompTIA, EC-Council, (ISC)²

Police, Corrections, Fire and EMT

Basic Police Officer Training, EMT, Paramedic, FF

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Can't find what you're looking for?  A comprehensive review is underway to confirm and clarify prior learning credit decisions.  Equivalencies will be added to the database as they are confirmed.  


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