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Kaplan Credegree™ Program

Pair your academic program with industry-recognized credentials to differentiate your university and prime your students for career success.

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Empower Students and Set Your University Apart

Your graduates are entering a competitive professional world—help them stand out by equipping them with the skills and credentials employers value most. The Kaplan Credegree™ program lets you pair a traditional four-year degree with leading professional education and licensure prep. This empowers your students to gain in-demand skills and credentials as they earn their education, preparing them for ongoing career success while helping you build a pipeline of marketable, work-ready graduates.

Close the Workforce Skills Gap

  • Complement Your Curriculum

    Augment academic programs by teaching practical and professional skills highly valued by today’s employers.

  • Access 120+ Education Offerings

    The Credegree™ portfolio offers a vast range of education and licensure courses in project management, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and more.

  • Adapt to a Changing Workplace

    Kaplan equips students with relevant and required skills, so they’re prepared for the workplace challenges of today—and tomorrow.

  • Curate and Customize Your Offering

    Kaplan works with your university to build a mix of Credegree™ offerings unique to your institution and tailored to the needs of your students.

Real Benefits for Students

For 80+ years, Kaplan has been a trusted provider of forward-thinking educational training. With the Kaplan Credegree™ program, we offer 120+ industry-recognized credentials across an expanding portfolio of career tracks.

  • 4x

    Managers are 4x more likely to hire liberal arts majors with a credential. (1)

  • 72%

    Of students surveyed, 72% expressed interest in a credential. (2)

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Build the Value of Your Degree

Students see enrollment in your institution as an investment. Be sure they look back on it as a good one. Augmenting your curriculum with the Kaplan Credegree™ portfolio allows students to build distinctive professional identities that get noticed by employers—like pairing a liberal arts degree with a financial qualification, such as the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) designation. A 2019 Quest Research Group survey found more than 70% of respondents agreed that the Kaplan Credegree™ offering would help college students to have a more well-rounded education and overall skill set. (3)

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Give Your Graduates an Edge

Align Kaplan Credegree™ offerings with your curricula to give students an advantage over their peers in the professional marketplace or grad school. Kaplan offers a robust range of financial, medical, and technology certifications to help students find rapid employment after graduation or gain admission to the graduate programs that will define their professional trajectory.

Offer Education in Today’s in-Demand Industries

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    Empower careers in business with accounting, marketing, and securities certifications.

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    Produce all-star project managers with certifications in agile, CAPM®, and more.

  • Female nurse

    Prepare tomorrow’s medical professionals with leading MCAT®, USMLE®, and nursing exam prep.

  • Three employees looking at a computer screen

    Provide prep for platform-specific tech certifications, including AWS, Azure, Cisco, and more.

Provide Your Students with a Competitive Advantage With Our Credegree™ Portfolio


Explore the Credegree™ Portfolio

Today’s colleges and universities are aware of the benefits of alternative credentialing. In fact, 74% are at least experimenting with it in their institution. Yet, a mere 3% are making major investments in their offering. (4)

Kaplan’s Credegree™ portfolio offers a truly comprehensive range of learning solutions to support undergraduate and graduate students in their preparation for certifications, licensing, exams, and job skills.

View the Kaplan Credegree™ portfolio and get more information about each course and prep offering.

  • LO: Live Online Course 

  • SP: Self-Paced Course

  • ST: Study Packages

  • PE: Practice Exams

  • PL: Practice Lab

Business and Finance

Accounting

  • Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) - SP, ST, PE

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) - SP, ST, PE

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - SP, ST, PE

Finance

  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst℠ (CAIA®) - SP, ST 

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) - SP, ST

  • Financial Data Professional® (FDP®) - LO

  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) - SP, ST

  • Securities Industry Essentials® (SIE®) - LO, SP

Marketing

  • Certified Digital Marketing Professional (DMI PRO) - SP

  • Certified Digital Marketing Specialist–Social (DMI Specialist) - SP

  • Certified Digital Marketing Specialist–Search (DMI Specialist) - SP 

  • Certified Digital Marketing Specialist–Strategy and Planning (DMI Specialist) - SP

Wealth Management

  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®) - LO, SP

  • Accredited Behavioral Finance Professional℠ (ABFP℠) - LO, SP

  • Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠ (APMA®) - LO, SP

  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (AWMA®) - LO, SP

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) - SP

  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (CRPC®) - LO, SP

  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠ (CRPS®) - LO, SP

  • Chartered SRI Counselor℠ (CSRIC®) - LO, SP

  • Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional℠ (FPQP®) - LO, SP

  • Sports and Entertainment Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (SE-AWMA℠) - LO, SP

  • Wealth Management Specialist℠ (WMS℠) - SP

Professional Licensing

  • Architect Registration Examination (ARE®) - ST

  • Engineering Fundamentals Exam (FE) - LO, SP, ST

  • Licensed Insurance Agent - LO, SP, ST

  • Licensed Home Inspector - SP

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent - LO, SP, ST

  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) - ST

  • Praxis Core Academic Skill for Educators (Praxis) - SP

  • State Bar Review - LO

Health Care Licensing

  • Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States (COMLEX-USA®) - ST, PE

  • National Council Licensure Exam–PN (NCLEX–PN®) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • National Council Licensure Exam–RN (NCLEX–RN®) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) - LO, SP, ST, PE

Data Science, Analytics, and Engineering

  • Beginner Python and Math for Data Science - SP

  • Business Fundamentals for Data Practitioners - SP

  • Deep Learning Fundamentals - SP

  • Exploratory Data Analysis - SP

  • Foundations of Data Literacy - SP

  • Introduction to Data Engineering - SP

  • Introduction to Data Science - SP

  • Linear Regression and Web Scraping - SP

  • Machine Learning Classification - SP

  • Natural Language Processing and Unsupervised Learning - SP

Project Management

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) - PE

  • Projects in Controlled Environments 2 (PRINCE2) - PE

  • CompTIA Project+ (Project+) - PE

Graduate School Admissions

  • Dental Admission Test (DAT) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • Graduate Management Admission TestTM (GMATTM) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • Graduate Record Examination® (GRE®) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • Law School Admissions Test (LSAT®) - LO, SP

  • Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • Optometry Admission Test (OAT) - LO, SP, ST, PE

  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) - SP, PE

Career Readiness and Professional Development 

  • Confident New Hire - SP

  • Dale Carnegie—Win Friends and Influence People: Secrets of Success - SP

  • Critical Thinking - LO

  • Resilient Leader - SP

Office Applications

  • Microsoft Word 2019 Associate (MO-100) - PE

  • Microsoft Word 2019 Expert (MO-101) - PE

  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Associate (MO-200) - PE

  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Expert (MO-201) - PE

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 Associate (MO-300) - PE 

  • Microsoft Word 2013 (77-418) - PE

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (77-422) - PE

  • Microsoft Word 2013 Expert, Parts 1 and 2 (77-425) - PE

  • Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert, Parts 1 and 2 (77-427) - PE

  • Microsoft Word 2016: Core Document Creation, Collaboration and Communication (77-725) - PE, PL

  • Microsoft Word 2016 Expert: Creating Documents for Effective Communication (77-726) - PE

  • Microsoft Excel 2016: Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation (77-727) - PE, PL

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert: Interpreting Data for Insights (77-728) - PE

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: Core Presentation Design and Delivery Skills (77-729) - PE

  • Microsoft Access 2016: Core Database Management, Manipulation, and Query Skills (77-730) - PE

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016: Core Communication, Collaboration, and Email Skills (77-731) - PE

Technology

General IT

  • CompTIA A+ (A+) - PE, PL

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals (IT Fundamentals) - PE, PL

  • Microsoft Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101) - PE, PL

  • Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) - PE, PL

Cloud

  • Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure (DP-300) - PE

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Professional (SAP-CO1) - PE

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-CO1) - PE

  • AWS Certified Developer: Associate (DVA-C01) - PE

  • AWS Solutions Architect: Associate (SAA-C02) - PE

  • AWS SysOps Admin: Associate (SOA-C01) - PE

  • CompTIA Cloud+ (Cloud+) - PE, PL

  • Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure (DP-203) - PE

  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure (AZ-204) - PE

  • (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®) - PE

  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900) - PE

  • Microsoft 365 Identity and Services (MS-100) - PE

  • Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security (MS-101) - PE

  • Microsoft Azure Administrator (AZ-104) - PE

  • Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900) - PE

  • Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions (AZ-400) - PE

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) - PE

  • Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) - PE

Database and Web Development

  • Java SE8 Programmer I (1ZO-808) (OCA) - PE

  • Java SE8 Programmer II (1ZO-809) (OCP) - PE

  • Oracle Database 12c Administration (1ZO-062) (OCA) - PE, PL

  • Oracle Database 12c SQL (1ZO-071) (OCA) - PE

  • Oracle MySQL 5.7 Database Administrator (1ZO-888) (OCP) - PE

  • Oracle MySQL 8.0 Database Administrator (1ZO-908) (OCP) - PE

Foundational:

  • Security for IT Professionals - SP

  • Cybersecurity Skills for Cloud Professionals - SP

  • Critical Knowledge - SP

Networking

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) - PE

  • Cisco Implementing & Operating Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) - PE

  • Cisco Implementing Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) - PE

  • CompTIA Linux+ (Linux+) - PE, PL

  • CompTIA Network+ (Network+) - PE, PL

  • CompTIA Server+ (Server+) - PE, PL

  • Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Device (RSTECH) - PE

  • Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) - PE

Security and Risk Management

  • Certified Cyber Secure Coder (CSC-110) - PE

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) - PE, PL

  • CompTIA Security+ (Security+) - ST, PE, PL

  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) - PE

  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - PE

  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - LO, SP, PE

  • ISACA Certified Risk Information Systems Manager (CRISC) - PE

  • (ISC)² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®) - PE

  • (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) - LO, SP, PE

  • (ISC)² Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Professional (HCISPP) - LO, SP, PE

  • Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) - PE

  • Understanding Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals (CBROPS) - PE

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  1. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2019/11/21/long-live-the-english-majorif-its-paired-with-an-industry-recognized-credential/?sh=123c7fb82dea.

  2. Source: Student Voice. “Career Prep and COVID-19,” Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse. https://reports.collegepulse.com/student-voice-career-aspirations.

  3. Source: “Credegree​​™ Concept Survey,” Quest Research Group, December 12, 2019, with 1,419 respondents of 2,000 people surveyed.

  4. “The Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE): Behind the Numbers,” CHLOE 3 Report, 2019.