Credit Through Course Challenge

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You can challenge a CCV course by demonstrating your mastery of the course objectives. You will be evaluated by a CCV faculty member who teaches the course. The process is completed within 60 days or less. Awarded credits are ungraded CCV credits. Credits will appear on a CCV transcript, but may not transfer to other colleges.

Course Challenge is a Great Value

You pay a one-time course challenge fee which is equal to the cost of one CCV credit hour. There is no additional cost for the credits received through course challenge. You can challenge up to four CCV courses.

Competency Based Pathway

Standardized online course challenges exist for the following courses:

  • ACC-101 Computerized Accounting
  • BUS-1010 Introduction to Business
  • BUS-2020 Principles of Management
  • BUS-2230 Principles of Marketing
  • CIS-1430 Spreadsheets
  • INT-2860 Professional Field Experience

This competency based pathway option has a reduced rate of $150 for each of the six designated courses.

Course Challenge is a Good Option for You If You

  • Learned on your own through in-service workshops, online courses, trainings, or self-study
  • Have gained learning that is equivalent to a course offered at CCV
  • Are confident you have the knowledge necessary to cover the course material
  • Feel comfortable uploading and downloading files online
  • Have discussed this option and have gotten approval from a CCV advisor


Ask a CCV Advisor, contact the Office of Prior Learning Assessment at 802-828-4064 or, or attend a free information session. Information sessions are frequently offered either at CCV academic centers or through webinars.

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