5.02 Credit by Examination - Updated 9/2/14

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I. Credit by Examination

In order to receive credit by examination, a student must show convincing evidence of special aptitude or knowledge in the course material. A written, oral, and/or performance examination will be developed and administered by an instructor of the course. The examination is subject to the approval of the division director. If the student achieves satisfactory performance on the examination, a grade of "X" will be recorded on the transcript. The "X" grade earns no quality points, but credit hours will be given identical to the number of credit hours normally assigned to that course at Central Piedmont Community College.

A student may receive credit by examination for a course under the following circumstances:

A. The student is admitted to the College.

B. The student pays a fee dependent upon the recommendation of the content course expert or the division director. The charge will be commensurate with the complexity and intensity of the exam.

C. In some instances the student may be required to register for the course before being eligible to take the exam. In this case the exam fee will be waived.

D. The student passes the examination for the course.

A student may only attempt an examination once. A student must meet program completion requirements as specified in Policy 5.13.

II. Credit by Credential

In cases where the learning outcomes of a current credential align with the learning outcomes of a course, a student may receive credit for the credential at the discretion of the content expert or the division director.

Credit may be given for adequately documented and validated industry-recognized credentials. These credentials must be approved by the Learning Council as proposed by subject-matter experts based on content and outcomes. Examples of industry-recognized credentials include Information Technology certifications from recognized third-party and vendor-specific sources.

A student must meet program completion requirements as specified in Policy 5.13.

III. Credit for Experience

Central Piedmont Community College does not award credit for prior experience.

Changes approved by Cabinet on April 16, 2012