Credential recognition recognizes a completed in-province, out-of-province or international certificate, diploma or degree (formal learning assessment) for potential credit.
If you have completed formal learning from another NAIT program, or another recognized post-secondary educational institution (pdf) and you have been accepted to a program at NAIT, you may benefit from applying for credential recognition.
Note: Credential recognition options vary over time and are subject to change. Please see the Alberta Learning Information Service’s TransferAlberta website to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
NAIT Credential Recognition Guidelines
Before submitting a Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition (pdf), you must have been accepted into a NAIT credit program and paid the non-refundable tuition deposit. You should enrol in the courses you want to receive credit for until you receive official confirmation that credit has been received. In addition,
- Credit is granted per course – partial credit will not be granted.
- Credit granted will not exceed that of the NAIT course credit.
- The curriculum of the original course must be a minimum of an 80% match to NAIT course outcomes.
- You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.
- Open Studies students are not eligible to apply for advanced credit.
Each program also has other requirements for advanced credit including
- a maximum time frame since the course completion date
- a minimum mark
See individual About the Program pages for more detailed information.
If you do not qualify for credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.