Put your skills to work for you

Previous training may count toward your degree.

You may be able to earn credit for what you’ve learned through employers or other training providers. If you qualify for credit, our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) team is here to help you find it.

Organize your skills

Put your skills to work for you

Previous training may count toward your degree.

You may be able to earn credit for what you’ve learned through employers or other training providers. If you qualify for credit, our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) team is here to help you find it.

Search for opportunities

Search for skills-based credit opportunities.

You don’t have to start your degree from scratch. From real estate and healthcare certifications to cosmetology or amateur radio training, you may have more experience than you think. Achievements that can potentially translate to credit include:

  • Certifications
  • Licenses
  • Trainings
  • Other specializations

Search for job-related credit opportunities

We've evaluated hundreds of employer trainings and certificates for potential credit. Find your current or previous employers in the list below to see if you’ve got on-the-job training that could offer credit-saving opportunities.

  • AAA NCNU
  • Academy of Health Care Professions
  • Academy of Learning College
  • Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses
  • Academy of Natural Therapy
  • Academy of Nurses Assistants
  • Academy of Technology
  • Accounting and Business School of the Rockies
  • AchieveGlobal
  • Acre School
  • Adventist Health Systems - Florida Hospital
  • Aerosim Flight Academy
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc.
  • Affinion Benefits Group
  • AGTS Inc.
  • AIB International School of Baking
  • Alameda Contra Costa Transit District
  • Albertsons, Inc.
  • AlliedBarton Security Services LLC.
  • Alstom Inc.
  • Altec Service Group
  • AMERCO
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute
  • American Indian OIC
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • America's Health Insurance Plans
  • Anamarc Educational Institute
  • Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Arizona Law Enforcement Academy
  • Arizona School of Real Estate & Business
  • Arizona Small Business Association
  • Army Management Staff College
  • Art Institute of Vancouver
  • Assured and Associates Training Institute of Georgia
  • AT&T
  • ATI Career Training Center
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Austin Police Department
  • A'viands Culinary Academy

  • B Street Design (Topeka)
  • B Street Design (Wichita)
  • Basic Corrections Academy Training
  • Baton Rouge Police Training Academy
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • BC Housing
  • BellSouth Telecommunications Inc.
  • Bemis Company, Inc.
  • Best Buy Canada, Ltd.
  • Best Buy Purchasing LLC
  • Best Western International
  • Bethesda Health Group
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union
  • Big Y Foods, Inc.
  • Bindview Development Corporation
  • Blackstone Career Institute
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho Health, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Bodwell College
  • Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing
  • BridgeStone Americas Holding Inc.
  • Broadway Bank
  • Broken Arrow Beauty College Inc.
  • Bronson Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Business Computer Training Institute
  • Budd Group, Inc, The 
  • Butler Technical and Career Development Schools

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Cambridge College International
  • Canadian Tourism College
  • Canaglobe
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Capital Area Council of Governments
  • Capitol City Careers
  • Capital City Trade and Technical School
  • Capstone Institute of Mortgage Finance
  • CARE4U2, LLC
  • Career Quest Learning Center
  • Career Step
  • Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc.
  • Carolina School of Broadcasting
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CE Shop Inc, The
  • Center for Error Management, The
  • Center for Financial Training Inc, Kansas
  • Center for Financial Training Inc, Ohio
  • Central Technology Center
  • Chad Barton's School of Hair Design
  • Changes Training Center Ltd
  • Chevron U.S.A. Products Co
  • ChildCare Education Institute LLC
  • Child Care Lounge
  • Children's Home Society of Florida
  • ChildServe
  • Citrus Valley Health Partners
  • City of Aurora
  • City of Chandler
  • City of Chandler Police Department
  • City of Detroit Police Department
  • City of Glendale
  • City of High Point
  • City of High Point Fire Department
  • City of High Point Police Department
  • City of Houston, The
  • City of Lakeland, Florida
  • City of Peoria
  • City of Philadelphia Prison System
  • City of Riverside
  • City of Roswell (Roswell Police Department)
  • Coastal International Security Inc.
  • Coats
  • Cobb County Department of Public Safety
  • Coldwell Banker Commercial - Please visit the learn tab of BluePrint.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Colorado Springs Police Academy
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia Police Department
  • Columbus Consolidated Government
  • Comcast of California, Colorado, & Washington
  • Commonwealth Institute for Funeral Services
  • CompUSA
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • Concurrent
  • Constellation Energy
  • Convergys Technical Training Center
  • Cortiva Institutes
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • County of Pinellas
  • Cox Communications Orange County
  • CPS Energy
  • Creative Center, The
  • Credit Union National Association Inc.
  • Cricket Communications Inc.
  • Cruise Line International Association
  • CSI Global Education Inc.
  • Curacao
  • CVS Caremark Corporation

  • Del Monte Corporation
  • Delaware State Police Training Academy
  • Delek Refining Ltd.
  • Dell Inc.
  • Desert Career College
  • Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Diebold, Incorporated
  • Digital Animation and Visual Effects School
  • Dollar General
  • Dorsey School of Business
  • Douglas J Salon
  • Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union
  • DPT Business School
  • DriveTime Automotive Group Incorporated
  • Dunkin' Brands Inc.
  • Durham County of North Carolina- EMS
  • Durham County of North Carolina- Fire Department
  • Durham County of North Carolina- Sheriff’s Office
  • DVR Learning LLC.

  • East Texas Police Academy
  • Eastern College of Health Vocations
  • EC-Council
  • Echostar Corporation
  • Effectiveness Institute
  • El Dorado Correctional Facility
  • El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Department
  • El Paso Police Department
  • Element K Corporation
  • Elkins Marine Training International
  • EMC Corporation
  • Emergency Medical Sciences Academy
  • Emily Griffith Opportunity School
  • Employers Association, The
  • Energy Northwest
  • Environmental Technical Institute
  • Envision Financial
  • Envision Healthcare Corporation
  • Eric Fisher Academy
  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.
  • Everest Institute
  • Executive Training Resources
  • ExecuTrain Idaho
  • ExecuTrain Utah
  • Express Services Inc.
  • Extreme Network Inc.

  • Gates Corporation, The
  • Gateway Education
  • GE Capital Financial Inc.
  • Geo Group
  • Giant Foods LLC.
  • Global LT
  • Globecon Group, The
  • Goodwill Industries of San Antonio
  • Google
  • Government Training Institute
  • Greater Houston Builders Association
  • Grifols Academy of Plasmapheresis
  • Guardian College LLC.
  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts

  • H&R Block Services Inc.
  • HABLA
  • Hanford Patrol Training Academy
  • Harris Teeter Inc.
  • HawaiiCTS
  • Hawaii Pacific Health
  • Hays County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Health Care Career Builders Institute
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Austin
  • Horizon House
  • HP Academy
  • HSBC
  • HUB International

  • Jack Henry and Associates, Inc.
  • Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. 
  • Javaonline.org
  • Jeppesen Sanderson Inc.
  • Job Ready Training
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Juniper Networks Inc.

  • Kaplan Professional Schools
  • Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
  • Knoxville Police Department
  • Kohls Corporation
  • Kootenai County
  • Kroger Co, The

  • Latin American Bible Institute
  • Lawton School
  • Learn Shop, The
  • Learning Center Technology Training Center, The
  • Learning Pad, The
  • LearnKey
  • Liberty Tax Service
  • Local Insight Media - The Berry Company
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Manpower
  • Manufacturing Institute, The
  • Marine Hotel Association
  • Maryland State Police
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Med University
  • Michigan Correctional Academy
  • Michigan Laborers' Training and Apprenticeship Institute
  • Mikron Industries Inc.
  • Miller Heiman Corp
  • Milwaukee Career College
  • MindLeaders Inc.
  • Mortgage U
  • Mount Royal Institute
  • MTTI Wellspring
  • MyComputerCareer.com

  • Nassau County Fire Service Academy
  • NASSCO
  • National Association for Home Care and Hospice
  • National Auctioneers Association
  • National Federation of State High School Association
  • National Institute of Technology
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
  • NCR Corporation
  • Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Nebraska State Patrol
  • NEMRT
  • NET 10 Technologies Inc.
  • NetCom
  • Nevada Department of Public Safety
  • New Jersey State Police
  • New Mexico Department of Corrections
  • New Mexico State Police
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Nonproliferation National Security Institute
  • Norris Training System
  • Northrop Grumman Corp
  • Norwalk Area Health Systems Inc.
  • Nursemed Safety and Health Training

  • Office Dynamics Ltd
  • Ogden-Weber Technical College
  • Oklahoma Health Academy
  • Olympian University of Cosmetology
  • Omega Performance
  • Orleans Technical Institute
  • Pacific Baptist College
  • Pacific Institute, The
  • Paralegal Tech Institute
  • PC Age Career Institute
  • Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • Peoples Income Tax Inc.
  • PG&E Gas and Electric Company
  • Phoenix East Aviation
  • Pickens Technical Institute
  • Plexus Corporation
  • POST Academy Training
  • Premier Education Schools
  • Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy
  • Prince William County School of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Provident Bank

  • Quest Diagnostics

  • Raving Consulting
  • Realogy - Please refer to the Prior Learning Assessment link on the MyPath page of Realogy's AtHome site
  • Regional Medical Center, The
  • Reynolds and Reynolds Company, The
  • Rocky Mountain Business Academy
  • Rolla Technical Institute
  • Roughton Investments
  • Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. - For further information regarding the partnership between UOPX and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., please contact your Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. HR representative.
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Securitas Security Services USA Inc.
  • Security Industry Association
  • Senior Management Institute for Police
  • Shaw Group, The
  • Sinnot School
  • Skillsoft PLC.
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Software Solutions
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • South Florida Manufacturers Association
  • Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
  • Southwestern Professional Institute
  • SpeakEasy Language Services Inc.
  • Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
  • St. Louis County Fire Academy
  • Staples Inc.
  • Subaru of America
  • Suffolk County Fire Academy
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
  • Swope Community Enterprises-Swope Academy
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Sysco Corp

  • Target Corporation
  • TASBO (Texas Association of School Officals)
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Training and Staff Development
  • Texas Health School
  • Texas Rural Water Association
  • The Sleep Train, Inc.
  • Toshiba American Information Systems
  • Total Training Network
  • Training Solutions of Northern and Western Wisconsin Inc.
  • Transfer of Knowledge Technology Center (ISC LLC)
  • Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc.
  • Transportation Intermediaries Association
  • Travel University International
  • Travis County Sheriff's Office
  • Tucson College
  • Tulsa County Sheriff's Office-David L. Moss Correctional Facility
  • TWI Institute
  • Tyco Fire and Security
  • Tyson Foods Inc.

  • UDI Career Training Institute
  • United States Postal Service
  • Universal Learning Institute
  • University Health Systems
  • University of Victoria
  • Urban League of the Central Carolinas
  • US Steel Gary Works Career Development - (US Steel Midwest Career Development)
  • uSplash Inc.

  • Valley Health System LLC
  • Valley Medical College
  • Vancouver Premier College
  • Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • Washington Inventory Systems
  • Washington Online Learning Institute
  • Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy
  • Wawa Inc.
  • Wayne County Sheriff
  • Westrick Consulting and Training Inc.
  • Wheaton Franciscan Services
  • Wilmington Department of Police - 93rd Police Academy
  • Winston College
  • Wisconsin Hospitality Group LLC.
  • WMD Task Force Inc.
  • Woz U
  • WrightNow Solutions
  • Wyndham Consumer Finance

  • Xenon International (Witchita)
  • Xenon International Academy - NE
  • XMaLpha Technologies

  • YearUp
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
  • Yum! Brands Inc.

How to get started

Apply to the University

Because we’re built for working adults, we value the experience you bring to the table. One of the benefits of being a Phoenix is that we’ll help you find tuition-saving credits.

If you’re ready to get started, apply now. Have more questions?

Shauna. J. PLA Advisor

Step 1

Earn your degree faster, and for less

Have your relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process — at no cost to you. If you haven’t already, start by completing your application for University of Phoenix.


Step 2

Gather your professional certificates

Start collecting professional training certificates and documents that could support your PLA application.

  • Certificates
  • Licenses
  • Training courses, workshops or seminars 
  • Transcripts from other colleges or schools

Step 3

Upload documentation

Finally, upload these documents through eCampus. Click the “Program” tab at the top of the page. Next, click on “Transfer Credit Options,” then click “See if PLA works for you.”


Step 4

Get your credits evaluated

Call your academic counselor at 800-366-9699. We’ll review your submission and follow up with the most eligible ways you can save time and money based on your specific program.