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Retail Learning Institute (IGA’s Coca-Cola Institute)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 3 semester hours (SH); individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they have completed all 22 courses listed in the table below within the effective dates through the Retail Learning Institute [International Grocer’s Association (IGA’s) Coca-Cola Institute] and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed all 22 courses listed in the table below within the effective dates after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their Retail Learning Institute (IGA’s Coca-Cola Institute) coursework for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Requirements for Transfer Credit:

  • A student must have successfully completed all 22 courses listed in the table below through the Retail Learning Institute (IGA’s Coca-Cola Institute).
  • Each course must be completed on or after the corresponding Effective Start Date listed in the table below.
  • Courses not listed in the table below are not eligible for this internal recommendation, nor can they be used to replace any of the acceptable courses listed below.
  • Course TitleEffective Start Date
    Assistant Bakery ManagerJune 30, 2016
    Assistant Deli ManagerMarch 2, 2015
    Business EthicsJanuary 4, 2016
    Category ManagementAugust 1, 2016
    DC - Information TechnologyMarch 2, 2015
    DC - Inventory ManagementMarch 2, 2015
    DC - Risk ManagementMarch 2, 2015
    Emotional IntelligenceNovember 24, 2015
    Introduction to Food and HealthMarch 28, 2016
    Introduction to Supervisory Skills IMarch 2, 2015
    Introduction to Supervisory Skills IIMarch 2, 2015
    Learning Leader Series - Strategies to Improve RetentionApril 15, 2016
    Learning Leader Series - The Learning ProcessApril 15, 2016
    Learning Leader Series - Training FormatsApril 15, 2016
    Management Best PracticesMarch 2, 2015
    Managing PeopleMarch 28, 2016
    OSHA Hazard Communication StandardsMarch 2, 2015
    Promotions and MerchandisingMarch 2, 2015
    Retention and TurnoverMarch 2, 2015
    Selling SolutionsMarch 24, 2016
    Stress ManagementMarch 24, 2016
    Supermarket FinanceMarch 2, 2015

Students must send in a copy of their certificate of completion from the Retail Learning Institute (IGA’s Coca-Cola Institute) for each of the 22 courses listed in the table above, along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendation depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

APUS Transfer Credit RecommendationAPUS SH
Elective Credit3 SH

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.