Below are downloadable documents, as well as internal and external links, that can help you earn credit for prior learning.

If you have additional questions, please contact your advisor or the prior learning contact for your college, and they can guide you in the right direction.

Document Downloads

Self-Assessment Tool

  • A guide to help you determine where opportunities for prior learning credit might exist.

Recognized Industry Credentials

  • A list of industry credentials currently recognized by KCTCS colleges.

External Prior Learning Credit Links

The following are a list of websites that can provide more information about some of the prior learning assessments listed here. While every effort is made to keep the links current, if you find an outdated one, you can still locate additional information by doing an internet search for the assessment.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams

Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)

American Council on Education (ACE) Credit

Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services


Additional KCTCS Resources

KCTCS Code of Student Conduct

KCTCS Prior Learning College Contacts