A micro-credential is a course or grouping of courses that represents a focused skill or area of knowledge. Micro-credentials are completed in a variety of ways, including as an integral part of your program, in an area outside your major, or by enrolling as a nondegree-seeking student. If you are enrolled in a program, discuss registration options with your Student Advisor. If you wish to pursue a micro-credential as a nondegree-seeking student, contact an Admissions Advisor to facilitate your enrollment.
Please refer to the Policy Information section for general Purdue Global policies.
Up to 75% of a micro-credential containing only undergraduate courses may be satisfied by prior learning credit. Up to 50% of a micro-credential containing one or more graduate courses may be satisfied by prior learning credit.
If you are enrolled in a program, credit already earned or awarded toward your requirements cannot be removed for the purpose of registering for courses toward completion of a micro-credential.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for offerings to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's offerings are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not reviewed the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions, nor intended the offering to meet such requirements.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your studies. You are not automatically certified in any way upon completion of an offering. Although certain offerings are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Purdue Global offers a variety of micro-credentials in order to support you at different points in your academic career. From preparation for your first college classes, to pursuing knowledge in a new field after you graduate, Purdue Global may have a micro-credential to support you on your journey.
Through our personalization series micro-credentials, you will complete courses that represent a focused set of knowledge in a particular subject area. A personalization micro-credential allows you to gain skills and experience in an academic area so that you can customize your academic pursuits.
Through our foundation series micro-credentials, you will complete courses that establish a strong base of industry-specific skills. A foundation series micro-credential will provide you with introductory skills to help you secure an entry-level position in a particular field.
Through our workplace series micro-credentials, you will complete a series of courses designed in partnership between your employer and the University.
Through our pathway series micro-credentials, you will develop an academic pathway for your collegiate success. You will learn about how to establish your own path and ensure that your professional and academic goals are aligned with your registration at Purdue Global.
Through our short-course series micro-credentials, you may pursue a particular subject of interest via select noncredit courses.
For a complete list of currently available micro-credential offerings, please visit the Micro-credential Bulletin.