Credit for Industry Credentials

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

Academic credit is awarded to students with current licenses and certificates who are working toward a degree or certificate 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.

Approved Industry Credentials

The following industry certifications and licensures are currently accepted as Credit for Prior Learning at CNM.

1. Find out if your industry credential is already approved for college credit. You can:

Note: If your industry credential is not listed, you may request an evaluation.

2. If you have one or more of the credentials listed, download and complete the CPL Request form that is linked. 

3. To submit your request for credit, simply present the completed CPL Request form, a copy of your license or certification, a copy of your government issued photo identification, and proof of payment to any Enrollment Services Office or email all required documents as attachments to askgrad@cnm.edu to initiate the approval process.

Credentials by Program Area

Click on your program area to see all industry credentials for which you can request credit. Credentials are listed by the issuing agency. If your industry credential is listed, download and complete the CPL Request form, linked at the bottom of the list. Follow the instructions on the form to submit your request.

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Accounting

The following industry credentials are accepted towards the Accounting programs:

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)

  • Certified Bookkeeper

American Payroll Association (APA)

  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Enrolled Agent

Intuit Quickbooks

  • QuickBooks Certification

Microsoft

  • MOS exam 77- 730: Microsoft Office Access 2016
  • MOS exam 77-727: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core

National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB)

  • Certified Public Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Certification
  • Bookkeeper Certification

Download the Accounting Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Automotive Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted towards the Automotive Technology programs.

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

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

Download the Automotive Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Aviation Maintenance Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted towards the Aviation Maintenance Technology programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Aviation Maintenance

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

Download the Aviation Maintenance Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Beverage Production & Management

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Beverage Production & Management programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Cicerone Certification Program

  • Level 1: Certified Beer Server (CBS)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager

Download the Beverage Production & Management Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Business

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Business programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Microsoft

  • MOS exam 77-727: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager

Download the Business Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Carpentry & Construction Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Carpentry & Construction Technology programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • OSHA 10-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health

Download the Carpentry & Construction Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Construction Management Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Construction Management Technology programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing

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

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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

Download the Construction Management Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Computer Information Systems

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Computer Information Systems programs.

Certiport

  • Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Photoshop
  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Cisco

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

CompTIA

  • A+ Certification (220-1001)
  • A+ Certification (220-1002)
  • Cloud+ Certification (003)
  • Linux+ Certification - Exams: XK0-004
  • Network+ Certification (N007 or N008)
  • Security+ Certification (SY0 - 501 or SY0 - 601)

EC-Council

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

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)

  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

Microsoft

  • MOS exam 77- 730: Microsoft Office Access 2016
  • MOS exam 77-727: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Certified Associate in Project Management

TestOut

  • Linux Pro Certification

Download the Computer Information Systems Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Cosmetology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Cosmetology programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department

  • NM Cosmetologist License
  • NM Cosmetologist Instructor License
  • NM Master Barber License

Download the Cosmetology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Criminal Justice

 Note: If you have completed a local Law Enforcement Academy and are currently working in law enforcement, please look at our additional CPL opportunities.

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Criminal Justice programs.

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)

  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Certification

CompTIA

  • Linux+ Certification (XK0-004)
  • Network+ Certification (N007 or N008)
  • Security+ Certification (SY0-501 or 601)

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)

  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

TestOut

  • Linux Pro Certification

Download the Criminal Justice Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Culinary Arts

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Culinary Arts programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Cicerone Certification Program

  • Level 1: Certified Beer Server (CBS)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager

Download the Culinary Arts Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Dental Sciences

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Dental Sciences programs.

Any state issued:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

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

Download the Dental Sciences Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Dietary Manager

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Dietary Manager program.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager

Download the Dietary Manager Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Early Childhood Multicultural Education programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

New Mexico Early Learning System (NMELS)

  • 30 Hours Professional Development Training Certificates

Download the Early Childhood Multicultural Education Credit for Prior Learning Request Form here.

Electrical Trades

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Electrical Trades programs.

New Mexico Journeyman Licenses

  • New Mexico EE-98J Journeyman Residential and Commercial Electrical
  • New Mexico ER-IJ Journeyman Residential Wiring

Download the Electrical Trades Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Electrodiagnostic Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Electrodiagnostic Technology program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Download the Electrodiagnostic Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Emergency Medical Services

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Emergency Medical Services programs.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

National Registry Certification

  • EMS First Responder
  • EMT Basic or EMT
  • EMT Intermediate or Advanced EMT
  • EMT-I85 or EMT I99
  • Paramedic

New Mexico EMS Bureau

  • EMS First Responder
  • EMT Basic or EMT
  • EMT Intermediate or Advanced EMT
  • EMT-I85 or EMT I99
  • Paramedic

Download the Emergency Medical Services Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Exercise Science and Wellness

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Exercise Science and Wellness program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Download the Exercise Science and Wellness Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Fire Science

Note: If you are currently employed with a local fire department, please see additional opportunities to earn credit.  

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Fire Science programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • IS 100
  • IS 200
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System 
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

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)

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 Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

  • NWCG I-100
  • NWCG I-200
  • NWCG L-280
  • 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
  • NWCG S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface
  • NWCG S-270 Basic Air Operations
  • NWCG S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

New Mexico EMS Bureau

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

New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy (NMFTA)

  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Protection Systems

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)

Download the Fire Sciences Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Health Information Management

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Health Information Management programs. 

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

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

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

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

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Download the Health Information Management Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Health, Wellness & Public Safety

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Health, Wellness & Public Safety Certificate program.

Any state issued CNA

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Unrestricted

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Certified Medical Assistant

American Medical Technologist (AMT)

  • Registered Medical Assistant

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Download the Health, Wellness & Public Safety Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Hospitality and Tourism

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Hospitality and Tourism programs. 

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

ServSafe

  • Food Protection Manager

Download the Hospitality and Tourism Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Medical Assistant

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Medical Assistant program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Medical Assistant Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Medical Laboratory Sciences

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Medical Laboratory Sciences programs. 

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Medical Laboratory Sciences Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Nursing

The following credential is accepted for credit towards the Nursing program.

Issued by any state

  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Unrestricted

Download the Nursing Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Nursing Assistant

The following credential is accepted for credit towards the Nursing Assistant program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Nursing Assistant Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Office Administration

The following credentials are accepted for credit towards the Office Administration program.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)

  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Intuit Quickbooks

  • QuickBooks Certification

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

Download the Office Administration Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Paralegal Studies

The following credentials are accepted for credit towards the Paralegal Studies program.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Microsoft

  • MOS exam 77-725: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core

Download the Paralegal Studies Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Patient Care Technician

The following credentials are accepted for credit towards the Patient Care Technician programs.

Any state issued

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

National Registry Certification

  • EMT Basic or EMT License

New Mexico EMS Bureau

  • EMT Basic or EMT License

Download the Patient Care Technician Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Pharmacy Technician

The following credentials are accepted for credit towards the Pharmacy Technician program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

New Mexico Licensing

  • Pharmacy Technician License issued by New Mexico (Requires CPhT or CSPT certification.)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

  • Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) (Requires NM Licensure)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (Requires NM Licensure)

Download the Pharmacy Technician Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Physical Therapist Assistant

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Physical Therapist Assistant Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Plumbing and Gas Fitting

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Plumbing and Gas Fitting programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing

  • New Mexico JP Journeyman Plumber
  • New Mexico JPG Journeyman and Gas Plumber

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • OSHA 10-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health

Download the Plumbing and Gas Fitting Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Radiologic Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Radiologic Technology program.

Any state issued:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Unrestricted

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)

American Medical Technologist (AMT)

  • Registered Medical Assistant

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

  • Certified Radiographer

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Radiologic Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

Respiratory Care

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Respiratory Care program.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Download the Respiratory Care Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Surgical Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Surgical Technology program.

Any state issued:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Unrestricted

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

  • Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)

American Medical Technologist (AMT)

  • Registered Medical Assistant

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (*Only those listed are accepted. **Requires additional certification or proof of training in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control, within the last 12 months.)

  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Download the Surgical Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Transportation Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Transportation Technology (AAS), Diesel Equipment Technology Concentration program.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

Download the Diesel Equipment Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • Airman Knowledge Test (Part 107)

Download the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Veterinary Technology

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Veterinary Technology program.

Certiport

  • Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician Certificate

  • New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Download the Veterinary Technology Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Welding

The following industry credentials are accepted for credit towards the Welding programs.

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)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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

Download the Welding Credit for Prior Learning Request Form

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Program Area by Industry Credential

Accepted industry credentials are listed by the issuing agency, first. However, accepted CPR cards are all listed under Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

If your credential is listed, click on on it to view all programs in which you can earn credit. Then click on your Program to download and complete the linked CPL Request form. Follow the instructions on the form to submit your request.

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Any state issued - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Unrestricted

Any state issued - Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

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

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American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Certified Radiographer

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)

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Certification

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)

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification * Only those CPR cards listed below are accepted. ** To earn credit, students are required to submit additional proof of training or certification in Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, and Infection Control.
  • American Heart Association - "BLS Healthcare Provider"
  • American Safety & Health Institute - “CPR for the Professional Rescuer”
  • American Red Cross - "CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer"
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - “Professional Rescuer CPR”
  • EMS Safety Services - “CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer”
  • National Safety Council - "CPR and AED"
  • Medic First Aid - “Pediatric Plus G-2105”
  • Military Training Network - “BLS Healthcare Provider”

Certiport - Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) (for BCIS 1110)

Download the Certiport IC3 Credit for Prior Learning Request form here, to review all of the programs in which you may apply this credit.

Certiport - Adobe Certified Associate/Professional Certifications
  • Adobe Certified Associate/Professional – Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate/Professional – Adobe Photoshop

 Cicerone Certification Program
  • Level 1: Certified Beer Server (CBS)

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

CompTIA
  • A+ Certification (220-1001)
  • A+ Certification (220-1002)
  • Linux+ Certification (XK0-004)
  • Network+ Certification (N007 or N008)
  • Security+ Certification (SYO-501 or 601)

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Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB)
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Radiation Health and Safety Certificate

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EC-Council
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Network Security Administrator (ENSA)

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI)
  • Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Aviation Maintenance
  • 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 Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Airman Knowledge Test (Part 107)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
  • FEMA IS 100
  • FEMA IS 200
  • FEMA IS-700: National Incident Management System
  • FEMA IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Enrolled Agent

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

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)

Intuit Quickbooks
  • QuickBooks Certification

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Microsoft
  • MOS exam 77- 730: Microsoft Office Access 2016

Microsoft
  • MOS exam 77-725: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Core

Microsoft
  • MOS exam 77-727: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Core

Microsoft
  • MOS exam 77-729: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016

Microsoft
  • MOS exam 77-731: Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 Certification

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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)

Nation Healthcare Association (NHA)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) (Requires NM Pharmacy Technician License)

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 Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • NWCG I-100
  • NWCG I-200
  • NWCG L-280
  • NWCG L-180 Basic Wildland Firefighter
  • NWCG S-130
  • NWCG S-131 Advanced Firefighter/Squad Boss
  • NWCG S-190
  • NWCG S-211 Water and Pumps
  • NWCG S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface
  • NWCG S-270 Basic Air Operations
  • NWCG S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

New Mexico Board of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician License issued by New Mexico (Requires CPhT or CSPT certification.)

New Mexico Early Learning System (NMELS)
  • 30 Hours Professional Development Training Certificates

New Mexico EMS Bureau
  • EMS First Responder
  • EMT Basic or EMT
  • EMT Intermediate or Advanced EMT
  • Paramedic

New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy (NMFTA)
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Protection Systems

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
  • NM General Building Contractor (GB 98 or GB 2)

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
  • NM Cosmetologist
  • NM Cosmetologist Instructor
  • NM Master Barber

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
  • New Mexico EE-98J Journeyman Residential and Commercial Electrical
  • New Mexico ER-IJ Journeyman Residential Wiring

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
  • New Mexico JP Journeyman Plumber
  • New Mexico JPG Journeyman and Gas Plumber

New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • New Mexico Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • OSHA 10-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • OSHA 10-hour Course: General Industry Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • OSHA 30-hour Course: Construction Safety and Health
  • OSHA 30-hour Course: General Industry Safety and Health

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Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT) (Requires NM Licensure)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (Requires NM Licensure)

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)

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

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TestOut
  • Linux Pro Certification

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Request for Evaluation of Prior Learning

If you have a current, verifiable industry credential that is not listed 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. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate CNM school(s) to evaluate your credential for equivalency to CNM courses. There is no fee for evaluations.