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Credit for Prior Learning

Your certificate or license may be worth college credit!


  • Fees based on current cost per credit hour and due on the day of testing. Contact the testing center for more information regarding fees.
  • Fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All fees must be paid with certified funds (cashier's check, money order) when cashier's office is not available to process payment.

Process for applicants

  • Check and verify that your certificate or license is on the approved list to receive credit. You can view the list of approved certificates and licenses here.
  • Complete the Departmental Credit-by-Evaluation Application.
  • Submit a copy of your certificate, license or transcript report, the completed Departmental Credit-by-Evaluation Application and your payment to the Rio Salado Testing Department. You can walk the materials in, email them to or mail them to:
    Testing Department
    2323 W. 14th St.
    Tempe, Arizona 85281 
  • You will receive an email once we have evaluated your certificate, license or transcript report.
  • The credit will be posted to your official transcript! You can request a transcript here


  • Credit earned through Credit by Evaluation is transferable within the Maricopa Community Colleges. It is strongly recommended that you check with your local college or university regarding credit transferability prior to registering for the exams.
  • You must be a a former or current Rio Salado student to receive credit.