Credit for Health Care Credentials

Contact our admissions office or your academic advisor to see if your health care training/certifications qualify to receive credit.

  • Up to 26 credits accepted for Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (AAMA) credential earned between 7/14/2017 and 11/30/2026

Documentation required: To request a verification letter from AAMA, students should submit a request in writing to cmaexam@aama-ntl.org. The transcript/letter must be sent by AAMA directly to: Office of the Registrar, Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203, or via email at itcertifications@excelsior.edu.


  • Up to 32 credits accepted

Documentation required: State License

These credits apply to health science degrees only. A current or active license/certification is not required.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.


  • Up to 32 credits accepted

Documentation required: State License

These credits apply to health science degrees only. A current or active license/certification is not required.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.


  • Up to 26 credits accepted

Documentation required: State License

Contact admissions to discuss the applicability of these certifications to other degree programs.

888.647.2388

admissions@excelsior.edu


  • Up to 32 credits accepted

Documentation required: State License

These credits apply to health science degrees only. A current or active license/certification is not required.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.


  • Up to 26 credits accepted

Documentation required: State License

These credits apply to health science degrees only. A current or active license/certification is not required.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Clinical Medical Assisting12/14/2018 – 09/30/20265 LL
Electrocardiography07/08/2019 – 09/30/20262 LL
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology11/01/2017 – 09/30/20262 LL
Medical Office Procedures and Administration12/14/2018 – 09/30/20262 LL
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices12/01/2016 – 09/30/20262 LL

Documentation required: To request an official transcript from MedCerts, students should email studentsupport@medcerts.com. The transcript must be sent by MedCerts directly to: Office of the Registrar, Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203 or via email at itcertifications@excelsior.edu.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.

  • Up to 9 LL credits accepted for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential earned between 7/01/2016 and 7/31/2021

Documentation required: Verification letter or certificate/certification card from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Contact admissions to discuss the applicability of these certifications to other degree programs.

888.647.2388

admissions@excelsior.edu


  • Up to 9 credits accepted for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic Certification credential earned between 12/26/2016 and 12/31/2021
  • Up to 40 credits accepted for NREMT Paramedic (NRP) credential earned between 1/26/2018 and 10/31/2023

Documentation required: Certificate or certification card from National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Contact admissions to discuss the applicability of these certifications to other degree programs.

888.647.2388

admissions@excelsior.edu


  • Up to 24 credits accepted for Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential

Documentation required: State License

These credits apply to health science degrees only. A current or active license/certification is not required.

Contact Admissions at 888.647.2388 or admissions@excelsior.edu if you have any questions.


  • Up to 12 credits accepted for Certified Medical Manager (CMM) credential earned between 7/01/2016 and 7/31/2021

Documentation required: Certificate or certification card from the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM)

Contact admissions to discuss the applicability of these certifications to other degree programs.

888.647.2388

admissions@excelsior.edu

Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.

888.647.2388

Muslimha Houston, As in Health Sciences – 2020
Started with 26 Credits
“When I found out that with American Association of Medical Assistant’s partnership with Excelsior, I only needed 13 credits to earn a health sciences degree, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to complete my degree.”