​AEC review teams embrace the philosophy that what an individual learns is more important than when, where, and how the individual learned it. An AEC evaluation is a rigorous, hands-on process conducted by a team of teaching faculty from relevant academic disciplines, representing the diversity of colleges and universities. Faculty evaluators review both military training and occupations, as well as training and exams for a variety of organizations through AEC ‘s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) program.

For each review, AEC creates specialized teams to assess and validate whether the courses, occupations, or professional examinations have the appropriate content, scope, and rigor for college credit recommendations that may be eligible for academic transfer. (Actual credit transferred is solely at the discretion of the college or university.) Credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide for military courses and occupations and in the National Guide for CREDIT courses.​​​​​​​​


Becoming a Faculty Evaluator

We are always looking for new faculty evaluators who are receptive to recommending academic credit for learning in an extra-institutional setting.

If you are teaching college-level courses at an accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and have been teaching for at least five years, we invite you to apply to join our team.

    Serving on an Evaluation Team

    AEC evaluation teams consist of subject-matter experts and AEC staff. AEC staff identifies academic specialists to serve on the team based on courses taught, input from postsecondary educational institutions and organizations, and recommendations from colleagues.

    AEC creates specialized teams for each review based on the required academic areas, balance between new and experienced reviewers, diversity in the representation of the type of higher education institution, distance from the site where the review takes place, and overall composition of the team.

    There is a formal selection process to identify the appropriate evaluators for the team. Learn more about serving on an AEC Review, the three types of AEC reviews, and team selection, outreach, and recruitment.