Certifications and Licensures = College Credit
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Getting the Experience you need. Using the Expertise you already have.
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 complete list of state wide certification articulations. Please note, Polk State does not offer all of the degree programs listed in the Florida DOE website. CLICK HERE (PDF)* 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.