Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog

CPL: Section 2-Credit from Certification or Credentials


Certifications and Credentials

General Information

Northern Virginia Community College accepts industry-standard certifications, credentials and/or professional courses for credit. Broadly, licenses, credentials and/or certifications must be current and valid for consideration. For more information regarding the status of the certification and its eligibility for credit, please see an advisor or faculty members in the discipline area that awards CPL credit. Students could be granted credit based on recommendations from American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service or by the National College Credit Recommendation Services (NCCRS). Furthermore, students could be granted credit for courses or programs offered by employers, professional organizations, and other agencies if those courses or programs have been approved by NOVA faculty. New credit for prior learning opportunities not represented in this manual should be submitted to the CPL Coordinator at PLA@NVCC.edu.  

 

Business and Hospitality Management Credentials and Certifications
Name of Credential or Certification
Courses Available for CPL
Total Number of Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes
Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) Computer Skills Employment Training Course, MS Office Suite Graduation Certificate BUS 226  

3

Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) To receive credit, students must present a Level I or Level II CPDC certificate of Graduation dated January 2001 or later.
Northern Virginia Family Services Training Futures, MS Office Suite and Keyboarding Graduation Certificate BUS 226  

3

Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) To receive credit, students must provide their graduation certificate and must have completed the courses in January 2001 or later.

 

Education and Public Service Credentials and Certifications
Name of Credential or Certification
Courses Available for CPL
Total Number of Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes     
Basic Law Enforcement School Program Completion/ Certificate

ADJ 110 ,
ADJ 127 ,
ADJ 211 ,
ADJ 212 ,
ADJ 236 ,
ADJ 237 ,
ADJ Elective (9 CR.),
and
PED 116  (2 CR.)

 

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Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy

                     OR

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

                     OR

Prince William Country Public Safety Training Academy

For Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, certification must be effective Fall of 2010 or later.

For Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, certification must be effective Spring 2013 or later.

For Prince William County Public Safety Training Academy, certification must be effective Fall 2010 or later.

Combined School Criminal Justice Program Completion/Certificate

ADJ 110 ,
ADJ 127 ,
ADJ 140 ,
ADJ 211 ,
ADJ 212 ,
ADJ 236 ,
ADJ 237 ,
ADJ Elective (9 CR.), and
PED 116  (2 CR.)

 

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Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy

                     OR

Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy

                     OR

Prince William Country Public Safety Training Academy

For Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, certification must be effective Fall of 2010 or later.

For Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, certification must be effective Spring 2013 or later.

For Prince William County Public Safety Training Academy, certification must be effective Fall 2010 or later.

Leadership in Police Organizations Program Completion/Certificate

ADJ 111 
and
ADJ 112  

 

6

Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy

                      OR

Prince William County Public Safety Training Academy

To receive credit students should provide a letter from a designated Academy administrator stating that the student passed the required Leadership in Police Organization courses.

Law Enforcement Officer Training

ADJ 100 ,
ADJ Elective,
PED 116  (2 CR.)

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Virginia Criminal Justice Academies

Graduates shall provide Form 41, Department of Criminal Justice Services, to certify successful completion.

Correction Officer Training

ADJ 100 
and
PED 116  (2 CR.)

 

5

Virginia Criminal Justice Academies Graduates shall provide Form 41, Department of Criminal Justice Services, to certify successful completion.
Jailor Training ADJ 100 
and
PED 116  (1 CR.)

4

Virginia Criminal Justice Academies Graduates shall provide Form 41, Department of Criminal Justice Services, to certify successful completion.
Virginia State Police Academy Training

ADJ 100 ,
ADJ 211 ,
ADJ 212 ,
and
ADJ 236 ,
ADJ 237 ,
ADJ Elective (3-6 CR.),
and
PED 116  (2 CR.) 

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Virginia State Police Academy Articulation Agreement revised in 1997.

Regardless of the source, credit for prior learning is applied to the Administrative of Justice A.A.S. and Administration of Justice certificate programs as followed:

ADJ 110  - Can be substituted for ADJ 110 ;
ADJ 127  - Can count as an elective in the Forensics programs;
ADJ 140  - Can be substituted for ADJ 111 ;
ADJ 211  - Will count in both programs;
ADJ 212  - Will count in both programs;
ADJ 236  - Will only count in the A.A.S program;
ADJ 237  - Will only count in the A.A.S program;
ADJ electives - Will count in both programs;
PED 116  - Will only count in the A.A.S program

Accreditation
Courses Available for CPL
Total Number of Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes
Army Child and Youth Service training Program
Foundation Training + Preschool Modules
CHD 165 
and
EDU 235  
6 Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Myer, or Quantico Department of Defense Child Development and Youth Services office Students will need to submit a valid certification and the virtual lab school transcript.
Army Child and Youth Service training Program
Foundantion Training + Infant/Toddler Modules
CHD 165 
and
EDU 235  
6 Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Myer, or Quantico Department of Defense Child Development and Youth Services office Students will need to submit a valid certification and the virtual lab school transcript.
Army Child and Youth Service training Program
Foundation Training + School Age Module
CHD 120 
and
EDU 235  
6 Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Myer, or Quantico Department of Defense Child Development and Youth Services office Students will need to submit a valid certification and the virtual lab school transcript.
Child Development Associate (CDA) credential CHD 120   3 Council for Professional Recognition (CPR)

Credential must be current within six months of requesting the credit for prior learning. The credential must be verified by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Certificate of Achievement, Fairfax County-School Readiness CHD 120   3 Fairfax County Office for Children School Readiness Effective Summer 2009. Students should a copy of their program completion letter from Fairfax County Office for Children, Institute for Early Learning.  
Certified Professional Legal Secretary (PLS)

ACC 115 ,
LGL 126 ,
and
BUS 226  

9 National Association of Legal Secretaries  

 

Engineering and Applied Technology Credentials and Certifications
Name of Credential or Certification
Courses available for CPL
Total Number of Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes

ARI-GAMA HVAC Apprenticeship to Degree
(Also known as Industry Competency Exams)

AIR 111 ,
AIR 121 ,
AIR 122 ,
AIR 134 ,
AIR 154 ,
AIR 205 ,
AIR 207 ,
AIR 235 ,
AIR 238 ,
AIR 251 ,
AIR 252 ,
AIR 257 ,
and
AIR 276  
54 North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Students who have completed their apprenticeship with a score of 75% or better and pass two of the ARI-GAMA Competency exams with a grade of 70% or better may receive credit for all Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AIR) courses required for the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Degree.  NOVA students may receive full or partial credit for submitting a copy of the certification, completion of the apprenticeship program, a copy of the GAMA results scoring 70% or better or a copy of their Master HVAC card.

ICE/ARI EPA Exams (Virginia Master Mechanical Licensure)

AIR 111 
AIR 121 
AIR 122 
AIR 134 
AIR 154 
AIR 205 
AIR 207 
AIR 213 
AIR 235 
AIR 251 
AIR 252 
and
AIR 257  

 
46 North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

Students who present evidence they have passed all parts of the Industry Competency Exams, the ARI EPA Certifications Exams and successfully completed AIR 238 with a C or better may be granted credit for all AIR courses required in the Air Conditioning Refrigeration (AAS degree), certificate and career studies certificate programs. The prerequisite for AI 238 will be waived by completion of AIR 251 or providing current documentation of certification.

A1 - Engine Repair Certification
 
AUT 112         4





Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)






Students must present a current ASE certification for CPL credit
A2 - Automotive Transmission Trans Axle Certification
 

AUT 142 

 
4
A3 - Manual Drive, Train and Axle Certification
 

AUT 141 

 
4
A4 - Suspension and Steering Certification AUT 266   4
A5 - Brakes Certification AUT 265   4
A6 - Electrical System Certification AUT 241   4
 

A7 - Heating & Air Conditioning Certification

AUT 236 

 
4
A8 - Engine Performance Certification

AUT 111 

 
4
B2 - Painting & Refinishing Certification

AUB 118  

4
 
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Students must present a current ASE certification for CPL credit 
B3 - Non Structural Analysis Certification AUB 106   4
B4 - Structural Analysis 7 Damage Repair Certification AUB 116   4
G1 - Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification AUT 100   2
L1 - Advanced Engine Performance Certification (ASE)

AUT 121  or

AUT 215  and AUT 226  

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Health Sciences Credentials and Certifications
Name of Credential or Certification
Courses Available for CPL
Total Number Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes
Clinical Coding Associate (CCA)

HIM 110 ,
HIM 111 ,
HIM 196,
HIM 250 ,
HIM 254 ,
HIM 255 ,
HIM 260   

19 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Proof of certification and interview with Assistant Dean for Health Information Management is required before CPL Credit can be applied. Except for HIM 196, all courses may be applied to the Health Information Management A.A.S degree.
Clinical Coding Specialist Certificate (CSC) HIM 110 ,
HIM 111 ,
HIM 250 ,
HIM 190,
HIM 254 ,
HIM 255 ,
HIM 260  
19 American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Proof of certification and interview with Assistant Dean for Health Information Management is required before CPL Credit can be applied. Except for HIM 190, all courses may be applied to the Health Information Management A.A.S degree.

EMT*

*Current National or

Va. OEMS

EMS 111 
and
EMS 120  
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Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians




 
















 

Credit for prior learning may be awarded to NOVA students presenting current, original Virginia Office of EMS or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification cards for the following Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levels:

  • EMT-Basic (8 credits)
  • EMT-Advanced (12 credits)
  • EMT-Intermediate* (27 credits )
  • Paramedic (40 credits)

All certifications must be kept current throughout the completion of the EMS program.

Credit is awarded only with an official document showing such certification and only after successful completion of EMS 123: EMS Clinical Preparation for the following certifications:

  • EMT Basic
  • EMT Advanced

Furthermore, credit is awarded only with an official document showing such certification and successful completion of EMS 203: Advanced Patient Care for the following certification:

  • EMT Intermediate

Last, credit is awarded only with an official document showing such certification and successful completion of EMS 206: Pathophysiology for the Health Professions for the following certification:

  • Paramedic

Students must hold EMT-Basic certification, as well as BIO 141 in order to begin NOVA’s EMS Paramedic (ALS) level coursework.

Additional credit for prior learning may be awarded for specialized certifications (ACLS, etc.).

 

Please see chart for specific course listings.

 

*Note: Dependent on the date in-which the certification was initially obtained and at the discretion of the EMS program director there could be additional ALS skill assessment requirements in-order to be eligible to sit for the NREMT paramedic credentialing examination.

EMT-Advanced*

*Current

Va. OEMS

EMS 111 ,
EMS 120 ,
EMS 121 ,
EMS 125 ,
EMS 127  

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EMT-Intermediate*

*Current National or Va. OEMS

EMS 111 ,
EMS 120 ,
EMS 121 ,
EMS 123 ,
EMS 125 ,
EMS 126 ,
EMS 127 ,
EMS 128 ,
EMS 135 ,
EMS 136 ,
EMS 137 ,
EMS 138 ,
EMS 139 ,
EMS 140 ,
EMS 141 ,
EMS 142 ,
EMS 175  

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Paramedic*

*Current National
or Va. OEMS

EMS 111 ,
EMS 120 ,
EMS 121 ,
EMS 123 ,
EMS 125 ,
EMS 126 ,
EMS 127 ,
EMS 128 ,
EMS 135 ,
EMS 136 ,
EMS 137 ,
EMS 138 ,
EMS 139 ,
EMS 140 ,
EMS 141 ,
EMS 142 ,
EMS 163 ,
EMS 164 ,
EMS 175 ,
EMS 203 ,
EMS 204 ,
EMS 216 ,
EMS 247 ,
EMS 248 ,
EMS 249 ,

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International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)*

*Provider or Instructor

EMS 161               1

Pediatric Basic Trauma Life Support (PBTLS) or Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Providers (PEPP)*

*Provider or Instructor

EMS 162 

 
1
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)*
*Provider or Instructor

EMS 165 

 
1

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)*

*Provider or Instructor

EMS 169   1
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (American College of Surgeons PHTLS)

EMS 163 

 
1
Advanced Medical Life Support (NAEMT AMLS) EMS 164   1
Emergency Pediatrics Course (NAEMT EPC) EMS 167   1

 

Name of Credential of Certification
Courses Available for CPL
Total Number of Credit(s)
Accrediting Body
Notes
American Red Cross Lifeguard/ First Aid Certification PED 245   2 American Red Cross Evidence of completed training within 2 years required.
CPR/Automated External Defibrillator Certification HLT 105   1 Various Online Training excluded.
Registered Respiratory (RRT) Credentials RTH 215 ,
RTH 222 ,
RTH 225 ,
RTH 227 ,
RTH 236 ,
and
RTH 290 
20 The National Board of Respiratory Care Student must present a valid credential and successfully complete on NOVA RTH course with a grade of “C” or better prior to the application of CPL credit.
Neonatal Pediatric Specialist Designation Certification RTH 225  
 
3
Certified Respiratory Therapy (CRT) Credential RTH 102 ,
RTH 111 ,
RTH 120 ,
RTH 121 ,
RTH 131 ,
RTH 135 ,
RTH 145 ,
RTH 151 ,
RTH 196,
RTH 245 ,
and
RTH 296
28 The National Board for Respiratory Care Credit is awarded only with an official document showing such certification and only after successful completion of RTH 236.
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) MDL 101 ,
MDL 125 ,
MDL 130 ,
MDL 140 ,
MDL 215 ,
MDL 216 ,
MDL 225 ,
MDL 243 ,
MDL 251 ,
MDL 260 ,
MDL 263 ,
MDL 266 ,
MDL 276 ,
MDL 277 ,
MDL 278 ,
and
MDL 281   
45 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board of Certification (BOC) Student who has completed a military laboratory training program and is certified as a MLT by the ASCP will be granted credit in all major courses. Valid documentation must be presented verifying certification.
Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) or Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA MDL 105 
and
MDL 106    
7 American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Board of Certification (BOC) Student who is certified as a PBT or MLA by the ASCP. Valid documentation must be presented verifying certification.
Phlebotomy (CSC) or Medical Laboratory Assistant (CSC) MDL 106   4 Training through employer in an accredited laboratory Student who has extensive experience (within the past 10 years) in all aspects of phlebotomy under the direction of a CAP/JC/CLIA accredited laboratory. Valid documentation from supervisor on letterhead must be presented verifying experience.

 

Information Technology and Engineering Credentials and Certifications
Name of Credential or Certification
       Courses Available for CPL
   Total Number of Credits
Accrediting Body
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) ITN 262   4 Comptia
Network + ITN 101   3 Comptia
Security + ITN 260   3 Comptia
A+ Hardware ITN 107   3 Comptia
A+ Software ITN 106   3 Comptia
Linux + ITN 170   3 Comptia
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

ITN 261 

 
4 EC- Council
CISSP ITN 260   Comptia
Cisco CCNA  ITN 154 ITN 155 , and ITN 156   12 Cisco
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner ITN 257   Amazon
AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Associate/Professional ITN 213   3 Amazon

Last reviewed 8/2020

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