Non-College Education — Licensure or Industry Certification

South Central College has established equivalent course credit for professional certifications, state licensures, registries, proficiency exams, and industry standards exams. Credit for Prior Learning is based on competencies demonstrated through successful completion of the professional certification or state licensure examination.  Requirements for the awarding of credit for prior learning through industry based credentials vary by discipline.  Please consult your academic advisor about the options available.

Technical or Professional Licensure
Licensure is a means by which "permission to practice" is regulated and is a qualification required by law. If you have earned a Technical or Professional Licensure that aligns with SCC’s programs, you may be able to earn college credit.

The following conditions apply:

  • Licensure will be checked for validity
  • Licensure may need to be verified through demonstration of continuation of the knowledge and skill required
  • Licensure must be current as of the last day of the awarding semester
  • Faculty may award credit for multiple courses, dependent upon the content of the licensure

In order to seek credits for a Professional Licensure complete the following:

  • Provide official documentation of the Licensure
  • Provide contact information for the issuing organization

Technical or Professional Certification/Industry Credential
A certification is a designation earned by a person ensuring the individual is qualified to perform a task or job. Certification is often an employment qualification but not a legal requirement for that profession and can be earned through classes or tests. If you have earned any certifications or industry recognized credentials that align with SCC’s programs you may be able to earn college credit.

The following conditions apply:

  • Certifications and industry credentials will be checked for validity through the issuing body
  • Certification/Industry Credential may need to be verified through demonstration of continuation of the knowledge and skill required
  • Certification/ Industry Credentials must be current as of the last day of the awarding semester
  • Faculty may award credit for multiple courses, dependent upon the content of the Certification/ Industry Credential

In order to seek credit for Technical or a Professional Certification or Industry Credentials complete the following:

  • Provide official documentation of current certification or industry credential(s)
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