College credit for certification exams

Earn college credit

Students may receive college credit for earning some Microsoft certifications. College credits measure the number of applied hours recognized for successful completion of the certification. Note that you’ll receive credit for earning the certification, not for taking a training course.

ACE college credit

The American Council on Education (ACE) is a nationally recognized leader in the evaluation of workforce and military training, providing standards, practices, and tools that higher education institutions rely on.

Most schools in the United States are members of the American Council on Education (ACE), which represents all U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions. ACE member schools may accept some Microsoft certifications for college credit. This includes two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities. Apply for certification credit hours through an ACE member school.

ACE has reviewed and established credit recommendations for the following Microsoft Certification exams:

Exam title ACE ID Recommended Credits Recommendation Active Dates
Exam AI-900: Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals MLS-0063 1 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023
Exam AI-102: Designing and Implementing a Microsoft Azure AI Solution MLS-0072 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator MLS-0058 2 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam AZ-204: Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure MLS-0060 2 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies MLS-0066 2 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023
Exam AZ-700: Designing and Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking Solutions MLS-0076 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals MLS-0054 2 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam DA-100: Analyzing Data with Microsoft Power BI MLS-0065 2 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023
Exam DP-100: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure MLS-0061 3 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam DP-203: Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure MLS-0073 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam DP-300: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure MLS-0074 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam DP-900: Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals MLS-0064 2 September 1, 2020 to August 30, 2023
Exam MB-901: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals MLS-0055 3 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam MB-910: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (CRM) MLS-0070 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam MB-920: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (ERP) MLS-0071 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam MD-100: Windows 10 and Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops MLS-0059 3 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam MS-700: Managing Microsoft Teams MLS-0067 3 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023
Exam MS-900: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals MLS-0057 3 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam PL-100: Microsoft Power Platform App Maker MLS-0062 1 September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2023
Exam PL-900: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals MLS-0056 2 June 1, 2020 to May 30, 2023
Exam SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst MLS-0075 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024
Exam SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals MLS-0069 3 November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2024

For more information about ACE, visit ACE Credit System.

How to send your Credly transcript to your ACE college or university

You can order your transcript through Credly. To see how it works, watch Credly’s 90-second video.
Most institutions consider a transcript official only if it comes from the organization awarding the certification. (In other words, you can’t send the transcript yourself).

To have Credly send your transcript to a college or university:

  1. Log in to your account on Credly.
  2. Access your account menu in the upper right of the screen and select “Send transcript”.

    The Credly dashboard showing a dropdown menu accessed from the photo avatar.  The menu item Send Transcripts is highlighted.

  3. Fill in your information carefully as this is an official document. You’ll need the name and/or department and email address for the recipient. See the college’s website for information about where to send transcripts.
  4. When you’ve completed the form, click “Continue”.
  5. Before ordering, click on “View transcript” to download a free copy and review your credentials. If a credential is missing on your transcript but shows up on your profile, check that the credential is set to “Public” in Credly to include it on your transcript.
  6. Click “Send” and look for the pop up to let you know it’s been delivered.

Tip: You can also access, print, or download transcripts for yourself or a potential employer via your Learn profile. Choose “Profile” from the drop-down menu in the Learn photo avatar, then choose “Transcripts” from the navigation menu.