Get Credit With Professional Learning Evaluations
PLE at SUNY Empire is a recommendation for college-credit for college-level learning you’ve acquired outside of traditional classrooms. This includes professional trainings, licenses certificates, apprenticeships and other professional learning.
The full list of professional learning evaluations we accept for PLE credit is at the bottom of this page.
Note: Having a listed credential below does not guarantee credits. In order to receive credits, you need to meet our eligibility requirements.
How to get professional learning evaluation credits
If you’re a SUNY Empire student, contact your faculty mentor to help you determine the relevant learning, certifications and trainings that you may be able to get credit for.
If you're not already a SUNY Empire student, you can:
• Call 800-847-3000 and speak with an enrollment officer
• Or find your local enrollment officer
Any matriculated SUNY Empire student who provides necessary documentation can incorporate approved PLE credit into their degree program.
There is no charge for PLE credit.
Professional Learning Evaluation Credits
Below is a list of professional licenses, certificates, trainings, apprenticeships and other professional learning experiences that you can get credit for toward your degree at SUNY Empire.
At SUNY Empire, you can earn credit for ACE recommended courses and exams you’ve completed.
ACE (the American Council on Education) is a major coordinating body for colleges and universities in the United States.
Learn more here: Ace National Guide
SUNY Empire is a Cooperating College with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCR). This means you can earn credit for NCCR evaluated training and education.
NCCR evaluates training and education programs offered outside traditional higher education and translates them into college credit equivalents.
Learn more here: NCCRS Guide
License or Certificate Evaluated
American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified Director of School Facilities
Certified Prevention Specialist Certification
CASAC: Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Certification
CASAC-T: Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee Certification (training start date after 9/1/13)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT/AEMT) Certification
FINRA Series 7 Examination/General Securities License
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
New York State Insurance License: Life/Accident and Health Broker or Agent
New York State Insurance License: Property and Casualty Broker or Agent
New York State Massage Therapy License
New York State Real Estate Broker License
New York State Real Estate Salesperson License
Nursing Oncology Certification
Radiologic Technology Program Completion (JRCERT-accredited programs with start date after 9/1/13)
Radiologic Technology License (for those whose training started before 9/1/13)
Registered Nurse (RN) License and NCLEX-RN Examination
Registered Behavior Technician
Certified Peer Recovery Advocate
Sunbridge Institute (graduate)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) - Mammography
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) - Computed Tomography
Youth Peer Advocate (Families Together)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB)
Training Activity, Apprenticeship or Professional
AIDS Institute Certified Peer Worker Training Program
Apprenticeship: Carpenter (NYC District Council)
Apprenticeship: Electrician (NYS/CSEA)
Apprenticeship: Motor Equipment Mechanics (NYS/CSEA)
Apprenticeship: Operating/Stationary Engineers (Local 30, NYC)
Apprenticeship: Plant Utility Engineers(NYS/CSEA)
Apprenticeship: Plumber (NYC Local 1 and 2)
Apprenticeship: Steamfitter (NYC Local 638)
Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) - Sonography
Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) - Surgical Technology
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
CUNY LaGuardia Community College: American Sign Language - English Interpretation Program
CVS Health Corporation Store Manager In Training (SMIT)
GLOBALFOUNDRIES: Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Level II Training
John Jay College of Criminal Justice / NYC Department of Corrections
Massachusetts Fire Academy
New York City Police Officers: Credit for Promotion in Rank to Sergeant
New York City Police Officers: Credit for Promotion in Rank to Lieutenant
New York City Police Officers: Credit for Promotion in Rank to Captain
NYS Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) Basic Course for Corrections Officers
NYS Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC) Basic Course for Police Officers
NYS Office for Children and Family Services, Parker Training Academy: Basic Academy Training
Outreach Training Institute CASAC Training
Peconic Bay Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology
Seymour Joseph Institute of American Sign Language
Suffolk County Fire Academy
United States Army Child, Youth and School Services, Fort Drum
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Fighter Training
Anderson Center for Autism
National Retail Foundation
International Association of Machinists
CVS Health Shift Supervisor Training Program
CVS Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program
CVS Health Hiring our Heroes Store Manager Training
New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) Direct Care Provider Training
Direct Support Professional
OPWDD New Employee Orientation
Basic Economic Development Course (NYSEDC)
DMV New Employee Training Program
AlbanyCanCode (Front-End Web Development and Digital Literacy