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Credit for Industry Credentials

Earn credit towards your degree or certificate with a current, verifiable industry certification or licensure

The following industry certifications and licensures are currently accepted as Credit for Prior Learning at CNM. Academic credit is awarded to students with current licenses and certificates who are working toward a degree within the same field, or a related field, to which they currently obtain a license or certificate.

There is a $25.00 fee to process your request. You may pay the fee at the Cashier's Office or online at the CNM CPL Store. If paying online, please make sure to include a copy of your receipt with your request.

If you have a current, verifiable industry credential that is not listed below and it is directly related to your program of study, you may submit a Request for Evaluation of Prior Learning along with a copy of your credential to the Grad & Eval Office at askgrad@cnm.edu. The information will be forwarded to the appropriate CNM school(s) to evaluate your credential for equivalency to CNM courses.

Approved Industry Credentials

Simply present the appropriate Credit for Prior Learning Form (links below, in blue), a copy of your license or certification, a copy of your government issued identification, and proof of payment to any Enrollment Services Office or email all required documents to askgrad@cnm.edu to initiate the approval process.

State Issued Certifications and Licensures, accepted from any state (NM only are listed below):

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A)

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

American Heart Association

  • BLS Healthcare Provider

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)

  • Certified Bookkeeper

American Medical Technologist (AMT)

  • Registered Medical Assistant

American Payroll Association (APA)

  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification

American Red Cross

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

  • Certified Radiographer

American Safety & Health Institute

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician

American Welding Society (AWS)

  • AWS D1.1, API 1104 and/or ASME sec 1X (GMAW)
  • AWS D1.1, API 1104 and/or ASME sec 1X (GTAW)
  • AWS D1.1, API 1104 and/or ASME sec 1X (SMAW)

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

  • Automatic Transmissions (A2)
  • Brakes (A5)
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
  • Engine Performance (A8)
  • Engine Repair (A1)
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (A7)
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3)
  • Suspension and Steering (A4)

Certiport® - IC3 Certification

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Certiport® - Adobe Certified Associate Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Photoshop

Cicerone Certification Program

  • Level 1: Certified Beer Server (CBS)

Cisco

  • Certified Networking Administrator (CCNA) Certification: 200-125

CompTIA

  • A+ Certification (220-901)
  • A+ Certification (220-902)
  • Linux+ Certification - Exams: LX0-101 and LX0-102
  • Network+ Certification (N10-007)
  • Security+ Certification

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Radiation Health and Safety Certificate

EC-Council

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Network Security Administrator (ENSA)

Emergency Care and Safety Institute

  • Professional Rescuer CPR

EMS Safety Services

  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with Air Frame and Power Plant Rating
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with Air Frame Rating
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with Power Plant Rating

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

  • NWCG I-100 or FEMA IS 100, NWCG I-200 or FEMA IS 200, FEMA IS-700. National Incident Management System and, FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Enrolled Agent

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)

  • Technical Rescuer: Vehicle and Machinery I
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Fighter I
  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Fire Fighter II
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Fire Investigator I
  • Fire Officer II
  • Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations
  • Pump Ops Driver Operator (Pumper)

Pro Board®

  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Fighter I
  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Fire Fighter II
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Fire Investigator I
  • Fire Officer II
  • Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations
  • Pump Ops Driver Operator (Pumper)

Intuit Quickbooks

  • QuickBooks Certification

IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries

  • IPC 610 & J-STD Certifications

Medic First Aid

  • Pediatric Plus G-2105

Microsoft

  • MOS exam 77- 730: Microsoft Office Access 2016
  • MOS exam 77-725: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core
  • MOS exam 77-727: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core
  • MOS exam 77-729: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • MOS exam 77-731: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Certification

Military Training Network

  • BLS Healthcare Provider

National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB)

  • Certified Public Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Certification
  • Bookkeeper Certification

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

National Fire Academy (NFA)

  • Building Construction for the Fire Service
  • Fire Protection Systems

National Registry Certification

  • EMS First Responder
  • EMT Basic or EMT
  • EMT Intermediate or Advanced EMT
  • Paramedic

National Safety Council

  • CPR and AED Certification

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

  • NWCG S-130, S-190, I-100, and L-180 Basic Wildland Firefighter
  • NWCG S-131 Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss, NWCG S-211 Water and Pumps and, NWCG S-270 Basic Air Operations
  • NWCG S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface
  • NWCG S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • NWCG I-100 or FEMA IS 100, NWCG I-200 or FEMA IS 200, FEMA IS-700. National Incident Management System and, FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

New Mexico EMS Bureau

  • EMS First Responder
  • EMT Basic or EMT
  • EMT Intermediate or Advanced EMT
  • Paramedic

New Mexico Issued Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

  •  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Class A

New Mexico Issued Cosmetology, Cosmetologist, or Master Barber

  • NM Cosmetologist
  • NM Cosmetologist Instructor
  • NM Master Barber

New Mexico Issued Journeyman Licenses

  • New Mexico EE-98J Journeyman Residential and Commercial Electrical
  • New Mexico ER-IJ Journeyman Residential Wiring
  • New Mexico JP Journeyman Plumber
  • New Mexico JPG Journeyman and Gas Plumber

New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy (NMFTA)

  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Protection Systems

New Mexico General Building Contractor

  • NM General Building Contractor (GB 98 or GB 2)

New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate

  • New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Certified Associate in Project Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • OSHA 10-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health
  • OSHA 10-hour Course: General Industry Safety and Health
  • OSHA 30-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health
  • OSHA 30-hour Course: General Industry Safety and Health

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager