Earning Academic Credit

American Council on Education (ACE) 

Many of the OPM's Center for Leadership Development courses are certified by the American Council on Education (ACE) for undergradate or graduate credit. The credit hours vary depending on the length and content of the course. ACE serves as a registry for students to collect ACE certified course credits for nontraditional training courses. After paying a one-time fee to establish a transcript with ACE, students can use ACE to collect and maintain a permanent record of classes and credits. The ACE transcript is accepted for transfer credit at most universities, depending on specific degree programs. The transcript also serves as an easy way for degreed participants to document continuous learning.

Receiving Undergraduate Level and Graduate Level Credit

In keeping with our commitment of continuous learning to foster informed and creative leadership in the Federal service, there are several ways to turn your quality educational experiences with us into undergraduate-level and graduate-level university credits toward an advanced degree.

CoursesUndergrad LowerUndergrad UpperGraduate
Coaching and Mentoring for Excellence - 2 2
Collaborative Leadership - - 3
Conflict Resolution Skills 2 2 -
Crisis Leadership - 2 2
Developing Customer Focused Organizations - - 2
Dynamics of Public Policy - 3 3
Executive Development: Leading Change - 4 4
Executive Development: Leading Change - Blended - 4 4
Facilitation Skills for Leaders 2 - -
Federal Budgetary Policies and Processes - 3 3
Leadership Assessment Program Level I for Team Leaders and Emerging Supervisors - 3 2
Leadership Assessment Program Level II for Supervisors and Managers - 3 2
Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisors 3 - -
Management Development: Leading from the Middle - 3 -
Management Development: Leading Organizations - 3 -
Project Management Principles - 2 -
Science, Technology, and Public Policy - 3 3
Senior Executive Assessment Program - 1 -
Supervisory Development I: Fundamentals 2 - -
Supervisory Development II: Learning to Lead - 2 -
Supervisory Development II: Learning to Lead - Online - 2 -
Team Development: Team Building and Team Leadership - Blended - 3 -