Credit Recommendations For Prior Learning AssessmentsNocti Business Solutions has collaborated with the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) to evaluate several of its assessments. Experienced industry experts and professors evaluated the rigor of the Nocti Business Solutions assessments to translate the content into college credit for prior learning equivalencies.
What are Prior Learning Assessments?Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) are a testing option that allows an individual to transfer work and life experience skills into college accreditation, saving time and money. PLAs are a great way to get ahead, catch up or branch out from your current schooling and receive recognition and credit for the work you have done and knowledge you have acquired.
What Courses are eligible for a Prior Learning Assessment?Currently there are over 1500 colleges that recognize NCCRS and will potentially grant college credit for meeting the benchmark on a test that covers standards related to your work. A full list can be found here: NCCRS College List. NBS assessments cover classes ranging from 1 to 6 credit hours and encompass everything from CAD-CAM and general electronics work to HVAC and Welding with dozens of options in between. A full list of courses that currently have a Prior Learning Assessment can be found here: PLA Course List. Please Note: If your school is not currently participating in this program, speak to your advisor about the possibility of allowing a PLA for Credit.
How can I take a Prior Learning Assessment?Participants taking a PLA can do so at either a Nocti Business Solution approved testing center, which can be found around the country, or through our online portal from a virtual proctor (webcam required) Find an Assessment Center.
How Do I Get Accreditation for my test?Before taking your test please speak to your advisor about ensuring your PLA can be used in lieu of taking a course. If so, the next step is to receive a grade of no less than 70% on the approved NBS multiple choice test for your industry / skill set. Your test is then generated into a report which can be presented at any of the 1500+ universities across the country to validate the score and be eligible for college credit.
What does a Prior Learning Assessment Cost?The cost is $150.00 to take a prior learning assessment for any class. An official transcript will incur additional fees
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