Prior Learning Assessment for Administrative Professionals

Prior Learning Assessment for Administrative

Professional Certification

Liberty University awards credit for these certifications, earned through the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).  College credit is recommended by the American Council on Education.  If you have received this certification, please request your official records to be sent to Liberty University.

  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)

Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

There are a wide variety of DSST exams available for those who have experience in the field of business.  DSST tests are offered all over the nation through DSST approved testing centers.  Please review the fact sheets for these exams, to determine your level of knowledge and proficiency.  Please review the LU minimum required score for these exams. DSST business exams include the following:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Intro to Business
  • Intro to Computing


Prior Learning Assessment is only applicable to undergraduate degree programs. Before applying for PLA, please be aware that it is viewed only as transfer credit and will not be accepted as credit taken through Liberty University. It is not applicable to graduate degree programs. Names of corporations, companies, and businesses identified herein are not intended to imply sponsorship or endorsement of, or affiliation with Liberty University. Credit recommendations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework are subject to institutional standards, policies, and requirements for Prior Learning Assessment credit determinations and awards. The determination of credit equivalency and its application to program requirements is both institution and program specific. A student cannot earn more than 30 credits through PLA with the exception for credit that has been approved through the Academic Council. Due to individual programmatic policies and requirements, this Guide makes no guarantees as to the credit determinations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework listed herein. The final determination of which, if any, Prior Learning Assessment credits that are applied depends on academic policies of Liberty University. Any discussions with admissions consultants, new enrollment specialists, advisers, portfolio coordinators or other members of staff or faculty concerning possible application of such credits are only estimates and not binding on the institution. The awarding of credits and the determination of applicability of those credits to degree completion requirements can only be made after official review by a Prior Learning Assessor.