You can earn credit by demonstrating your ability to meet the competencies of courses that you haven’t attempted in the past.

We currently have over 400 Prior Learning Assessments in the form of tests, skill demonstrations, portfolios, and more are continuously being added. You can also earn credit by providing documentation of a current or active industry-recognized certification that you received prior to beginning a program at NTC.

Through a nominal assessment fee, you are able to demonstrate your past learning for potential credit and have industry certifications evaluated.

Test-Out Options by Program

To determine if assessments based on your work/life experience are available for courses in your program, view the test-out options on one of our program pages.


If you have any questions or if you would like to get started, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or