Prior Learning Credit

Cambridge College can assess your prior learning, work, and military training experience to turn the valuable knowledge you gained outside the classroom into academic credit.

Get Further, Faster

Get the credit you deserve. By taking advantage of prior learning credits, you can:

  • Decrease the time to complete your degree
  • Reduce your tuition costs
  • Minimize duplication in what you learn

What Qualifies for Prior Learning Credit?

Many types of experiential learning can be evaluated for credit, such as:

  • Industry credentials and certifications
  • Work experience and job skills
  • Employer training programs
  • Military service
  • Independent study
  • Volunteer or community service
  • Open-source courseware study
  • Proficiency in a second language
  • Other training or skills

Determine Your Eligibility

Students at Cambridge College may earn credit based on previous academic or professional experience by requesting an Evaluation of Prior Learning. Credit is awarded for experience that demonstrates college-equivalent learning. To pursue transfer credit from prior learning experience, meet with your academic advisor to:

  • Determine the appropriateness of your experience and portfolio to your program of study
  • Complete and submit your portfolio
  • Better understand the evaluation process

Faculty experts evaluate submissions. To be considered for a current academic term, your submission must be received no less than three weeks prior to the last day of classes for that term. If credits are awarded, a fee of $130 per credit is charged. A block portfolio (5 or more credits) is capped at $650.

Credit for Industry Certification and Credentials

At Cambridge College, we recognize that you may come to us with significant career accomplishments, including professional certifications from leading organizations like the Project Management Institute, American Management Association, Association for Talent Development, Institute for Management Accountants, and more. Depending upon your program of study, credits can be applied toward major course requirements or electives. And there’s no cost to you for any credits you are awarded based on our Certification-for-Credit program.

Review the following list to determine if your certifications can be used toward a degree at Cambridge College. Then, contact our Admissions Department to evaluate and apply your credits.

Following accreditation guidelines, a maximum of 30 undergraduate credits can be earned by our Certification-to-Credit program.

Certification via Intuit
Granted by QuickBooks, Inc.
ACC 310W Computer Accounting with QuickBooks

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Granted by Project Management Institute (PMI)
PJM 210W Introduction to Project Management

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
Granted by International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
HRM 230W Introduction to Comp and Benefits

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Granted by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
INB 320W International Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
Granted by American Society for Quality (ASQ)
MGM 401W Operations Management

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
Granted by Association for Talent Development (ATD)
HRM 250W Effective Workplace Training and Development

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Granted by Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
INB 320W International Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Granted by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
INB 320W International Supply Chain and Logistics Management

CMA Certified Management Accountant
Granted by Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)
ACC 205W Managerial/Cost Accounting I

Company Certification
Granted by Wordpress, Inc.
DMK 401W Fundamentals of Web Design

Digital Marketing Expert
Granted by American Marketing Association (AMA)
DMK 205W Digital Marketing

Leadership & Team Development
Granted by American Management Association (AMA)
MGM 215W Leadership and Management

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Granted by Project Management Institute (PMI)
PJM 210W Introduction to Project Management

In accordance with accreditation guidelines, a maximum of 6 graduate credits can be earned by our Certification-to-Credit program.

Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)
Granted by Association for Talent Development (ATD)
HRM 540W Talent Management & Development

Certification Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Granted by Project Management Institute (PMI)
PJM 505W Project Management I
PJM 510W Project Management II

Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)
Granted by Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
MBE 501W Regulations and Regulators

Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS)
Granted by International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)
HRM 530W Total Rewards Approach to Compensation & Benefits

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Granted by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board)
MSF 500W Financial Markets
MSF 505W Managerial Finance
MSF 510W Investment Management

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP)
Granted by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
MHM 525W Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
MSF 505W Managerial Finance

Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR)
Granted by American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
HRM 501W Strategic Human Resources Management

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Granted by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
QSM 545W Supply Chain Management

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Granted by Institute for Management Accountants (IMA)
MBA 505W Managerial Accounting

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)
Granted by American Society for Quality (ASQ)
QSM 525W Quality Systems and Strategic Planning

Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)
Granted by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
MHM 510W Healthcare Information Systems

Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM)
Granted by American Hospital Association (AHA)
MHM 565W Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP)
Granted by Association for Talent Development (ATD)
HRM 540W Talent Management & Development

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Granted by Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
QSM 545W Supply Chain Management

Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA)
Granted by American Society for Quality (ASQ)
QSM 543W Business Process Analysis

Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM)
Granted by American Bankers Association (ABA)
MBE 501W Regulations and Regulators

Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)
Granted by American Staffing Association (ASA)
HRM 520W Recruitment & Selection for Organizational Excellence

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Granted by Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
QSM 545W Supply Chain Management

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Granted by CFA Institute
MSF 505W Managerial Finance

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Granted by American College of Financial Services (ACFS)
MSF 500W Financial Markets
MSF 510W Investment Management

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Granted by American College of Financial Services (ACFS)
MSF 580W Insurance and Risk Management

CPA – exam completion but no licensure
Granted by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Courses to be evaluated based on remaining credit hours for CPA licensure.

Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
Granted by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
MSF 545W Financial Modeling
MSF 550W Financial Derivatives

Financial Services Certified Professional (FSCP)
Granted by American College of Financial Services (ACFS)
MSF 500W Financial Markets
MSF 510W Investment Management

Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP)
Granted by International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM)
HRM 560W Human Resource Metrics and Measurement

IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) or IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP)
Granted by International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)
HRM 501W Strategic Human Resources Management

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Granted by Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
HRM 501W Strategic Human Resources Management

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Granted by Project Management Institute (PMI)
PJM 505W Project Management I
PJM 510W Project Management II

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Granted by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
HRM 501W Strategic Human Resources Management

Six Sigma Black Belt
Granted by various organizations
QSM 525W Quality Systems and Strategic Planning

Credit for Military Experience

All military and veteran students from any service branch are encouraged to submit education transcripts and military training records to be evaluated for prior learning experience. Up to 90 credits may be transferable toward an undergraduate degree at Cambridge College.

To retrieve your military training record, see your Education Services Officer or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for instructions.

Current Military Partnerships

Air Force and the Air National Guard: Cambridge College has an established relationship with the Air Force Community College through the GEM Program and the AFCC-ABC Program.

Policies for Military Transfer Credits

Review our policy on Approved Courses and Transfer Credit for Military Students to ensure enrollment certification.

For more information, ask to speak with a faculty advisor or the academic coordinator of the Cambridge College location you plan to attend or view our Transfer Credit policy.

Need Assistance?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs

Jean Lendall
Jean.Lendall@cambridgecollege.edu
617-873-0402

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