Certifications and Licensures = College Credit
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There are many certifications and licensures that can translate to college credit and can be applied towards your associate’s degree. Meet your goal of earning a college degree faster! You may have already earned these credits by obtaining your certification or license and these credits are applied to your degree absolutely free.
The State Board of Education has approved the listed Statewide Career and Technical Education Articulation Agreements which are based on industry certification. This supports the Department’s Next Generation Areas of Focus effort Number 3 – “to expand opportunities for post-secondary degrees and certificates.” These agreements are intended to be a minimum guarantee of articulated credit and do not preclude institutions from granting additional credit based on local agreements. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Florida Department of Educations’ website to see a complete list of statewide certification articulations. Please note, Polk State does not offer all of the degree programs listed in the Florida DOE website. CLICK HERE to see a master list of certifications that can earn college credit specifically to Polk State Associate in Science degree programs. Students can also contact the program director to learn more about the value of your certifications for college credit.
Click on any of the samples of Industry Certifications and Licensures below that may have already earned you FREE College Credit.
Certified Professional Bookkeeper, QuickBooks Certified User = up to 6 college credits
FAA Airframe & Power plant Certificate = up to 30 college credits
(GLA 2-20), (RCSR 4-40), (20-44), (ACA 6-20) = up to 7 college credits
Current Industry Certifications = up to 24 college credits (A+, CCNA, MCITP, etc.)
Current Industry Certifications = up to 15 college credits
Florida CJ Law Enforcement = up to 25 college credits
Correctional Standards Certification = up to 12 college credits
Early Childhood Professional Credential (ECPC) = 9 college credits.
National Child Development Associate (CDA) = 3 college credits
Lakeland Electric Lineman Apprenticeship Program = 36 college credits
EMT – up to 9 college credits
(MSSC-CPT) = up to 15 college credits
Autodesk Certified Inventor Associate = 3 college credits
Fire Officer I & II = up to 36 college credits
LPN, Paramedic, Qualified Military Medic, Respiratory Therapist = up to 10 college credits
FAA Pilot Certifications = 4 to 16 college credits
Global Logistics Associate (GLA) = up to 12 college credits
Current Industry Certifications = up to 9 college credits