Ways to save time and money with prior learning
Did you know you could earn college credit for work experience or prior knowledge? By taking advantage of certifications, experience and knowledge you already have – or are actively pursuing – you can earn credit for what you’ve already learned, saving you time and money.
Whether you're completing your degree or just getting started, there are lots of ways to earn credit at SNHU. If you don’t have any qualifying certifications, you can also earn college credit by testing out of college courses.
Below, we’ve included previous work and life experiences that could qualify for college credit.
You can earn college credit through industry-recognized certifications or professional licenses you've earned, or other workplace trainings that have been reviewed and approved by SNHU faculty, qualified subject matter experts or a recognized credit recommendation service (ACE and NCCRS).
Students must submit evidence of successful completion though official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution, official ACE credit transcript, official examination score reports, evidence of a current industry-recognized certification, or registry in an official licensure database.
SNHU Course Equivalency
|Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)||QSO-345 (Project Management for CAPM + Certification)|
|Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)||HIM-215 (Coding & Classification Systems)|
|Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P)||HIM-215 (Coding & Classification Systems)|
|Certified Construction Manager (CCM)||MGT-605 (Construction Budgeting, Estimating & Bidding)|
|Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)||HIM-600 (Managing Compliance)|
|Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)||CED-301 (Introduction to Community Economic Development)|
|Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)||ACC-646 (Introduction to Forensic Accounting/Fraud Examination)|
|Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)||HIM-550 (Data Management and Data Quality)|
|Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)||HIM-530 (Information Protection & Security in HIM)|
|Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)||QSO-635 (International Supply Chain Management)|
|Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)||QSO-630 (Supply Chain Management)|
|Level 1 Certified Financial Advisor (CFA)||FIN-640 (Investment Analysis & Portfolio Analysis)|
|NH Certified Manager Program (CPMP)||PAD-330 (Public Administration)||
|Professional in Human Resources (PHR)||OL-600 (Strategic Human Resource Management)|
|Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)||HIM-510 (HIM Applications and Systems)|
|Registered Nurse Licensure (NCLEX-RN)||45 credits toward RN-BSN program||Needed for admission to RN-BSN program|
|Series 7, General Securities Exam||300+ UG FIN-ELE||
|Six Sigma Black Belt Certification||QSO-625 (Six Sigma for Black Belt Certification)||Need minimum score of 540|
|Six Sigma Green Belt Certification||QSO-360 (Six Sigma Quality Management)||Need minimum score of 280|
|Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)||OL-600 (Strategic Human Resource Management)|
IT Certifications and Credentials
Have you earned IT certifications or credentials? You could be eligible for transfer credits. See our accepted IT certifications and credentials to learn more.
Law Enforcement Training
If you have completed a basic police, corrections or probation and parole academy training with a minimum of 400 hours of instruction, you may receive up to 12 credits toward the following courses, regardless of your major:
At SNHU, we believe there are many pathways to your degree. Inquire today to learn more about ways to earn credit for work or life experience.