Credit for Prior Learning

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If you have college level knowledge or experience in a specific technical area contact us to see how to receive credit for your prior learning.

What is Credit for Prior Learning?

Credit for Prior Learning is a way for students to obtain credit for their knowledge, skills, and previous experience at no cost to the student.

There are several ways for students to receive Credit for Prior Learning at State Tech:

Credit by Examination/Test Out  

This is an opportunity for students to receive college credit for college-level knowledge and skills obtained outside of college through faculty designed, course-specific examinations/test outs and if appropriate hands-on-demonstration of knowledge and skills. Contact the State Tech Testing Center for more information at

Industry Credential/Licenses

Students who possess a current valid license or industry credential that is equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri may be awarded credit for that course. Credit approval should be sought by providing documentation of the current valid license or industry credential to the Registrar at

Military Courses

The college awards educational credits to a student for a course that is part of the student’s military educational experiences or service that meets the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credit and that is determined to be equivalent to a course offered at State Technical College of Missouri. Military credit approval should be sought through the Registrar at

Potential Benefits

  • Students do not have to learn redundant material.
  • Save on the costs of tuition, books and fees.