Students may be awarded transfer credit at WGU for some IT certificates and courses they have completed. Only those certificates that align with WGU assessments are accepted for transfer credit.
Certificates must be official and valid (not older than 5 years) to be accepted by WGU. Only official certificates submitted to WGU prior to a student's start date are considered for transfer credit. Many of the companies that offer certification have a page on their website where students can login and email a link to their official certificate to WGU: firstname.lastname@example.org. WGU uses this link to retrieve the certificates. Since these certificates are retrieved directly from the certifying company, they are considered official.
For CIW exams students must contact the location at which they took the exam (Pearson Vue or Thompson Prometric) and have the company email the certificates directly to Western Governors University, 4001 South 700 East, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT, 84107. CIW offers many different tests for the same certification. The test number from the exam is required to determine whether transfer credit will be awarded.
Students who have questions about how to order their certificates should contact their enrollment counselor.
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