The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning
The mission of the Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning (OAPWL) is to expand access to higher education for adult learners by creating a pathway from workplace training and professional credentials to a college education.
OAPWL assesses prior learning on a programmatic rather than individual basis by overseeing formal evaluations of courses, licenses, certifications, apprenticeships and exams offered by corporations, government agencies, labor unions, and professional associations. These evaluations, known as Academic Program Reviews (APRs), are performed by subject matter experts who determine whether there is college-level learning equivalent to courses. Students who successfully complete an assessed course, training program or credential may then be awarded University course credit.
Find out how OAPWL can help you take advantage of APR credits for professional training and education.