College credit for certification exams
Earn college credit
Students may receive college credit for earning some Microsoft certifications. College credits measure the number of applied hours recognized for successful completion of the certification. Note that you’ll receive credit for earning the certification, not for taking a training course.
ACE college credit
The American Council on Education (ACE) is a nationally recognized leader in the evaluation of workforce and military training, providing standards, practices, and tools that higher education institutions rely on.
Most schools in the United States are members of the American Council on Education (ACE), which represents all U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions. ACE member schools may accept some Microsoft certifications for college credit. This includes two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities. Apply for certification credit hours through an ACE member school.
ACE has reviewed and established credit recommendations for the following Microsoft Certification exams:
For more information about ACE, visit ACE Credit System.
How to send your Credly transcript to your ACE college or university
You can order your transcript through Credly. To see how it works, watch Credly’s 90-second video.
Most institutions consider a transcript official only if it comes from the organization awarding the certification. (In other words, you can’t send the transcript yourself).
To have Credly send your transcript to a college or university:
- Log in to your account on Credly.
- Access your account menu in the upper right of the screen and select “Send transcript”.
- Fill in your information carefully as this is an official document. You’ll need the name and/or department and email address for the recipient. See the college’s website for information about where to send transcripts.
- When you’ve completed the form, click “Continue”.
- Before ordering, click on “View transcript” to download a free copy and review your credentials. If a credential is missing on your transcript but shows up on your profile, check that the credential is set to “Public” in Credly to include it on your transcript.
- Click “Send” and look for the pop up to let you know it’s been delivered.
Tip: You can also access, print, or download transcripts for yourself or a potential employer via your Learn profile. Choose “Profile” from the drop-down menu in the Learn photo avatar, then choose “Transcripts” from the navigation menu.