YES, it’s a fact! Defense Acquisition University (DAU) works with several external entities facilitate the granting of college credit to our students who have completed DAU courses. These programs include:
DAU works with various Regionally and Nationally accredited colleges and universities to establish partnerships whereby the college or university will accept specific DAU course completions, without further review, and apply the course(s) to specific degree programs at the particular college or university. A listing of these partnerships can be found at DAU's Strategic Partnerships. Note that these partnerships do not extend to the DAU Course Equivalency or Fulfillment Programs.
American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. They represent nearly 1,800 college and university presidents and the executives at related associations, and are the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. For 40 years, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies such as DAU, and labor unions have relied on CREDIT® to connect workplace learning and corporate training programs with college credit. DAU works with ACE to have the bulk of our training courses reviewed for College Credit Recommendations. Most colleges and universities will accept the ACE recommendations and apply academic credit for the student assuming of course, the course is relevant to the student’s degree program. DAU makes note of all courses that have been reviewed on the course concept card in the iCatalog and links you directly to the ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training. Learn more.
Excelerate is an exciting new program where you can earn your master degree or master level certificate in less time. Through this program, several universities are offering the Defense Acquisition Workforce credit toward master degrees and certificates for achievement of Level II and Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification.
*Please Note: Any DAU equivalent course being considered for transfer to another academic institution using the Excelerate program must meet the institution's minimum grade requirements for transfer credits and other standard transfer of credit requirements of the academic institution. Learn more.
International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
DAU is an IACET Accredited Provider. IACET is known as the premier standard-setting organization for continuing education and training. Since 2006, IACET has been approved aby the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as ta Stands Developer. In order to award IACET Continuing Education Unites (CEUs), an organization must become an Accredited Provider (AP). DAU chose to become an AP because IACET’s commitment to promoting quality education aligns with the university’s mission to develop qualified professionals. By being an IACET AP and adhering to the ANSI’IACET standard, DAU is authorized to award IACET CEUs and does so for all its regularly schedule training courses. DAU makes note of the CEUs approved it training courses on the course concept card in the iCatalog.