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Department of Homeland Security

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation is 15 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.

Eligibility:

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

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a General concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Guidelines:

  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the specific course(s) through one of the Department of Homeland Security's pre-approved training providers, identified in the table below, and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the specific course(s) through one of the Department of Homeland Security's pre-approved training providers 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 certificate(s) 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.

Students must send in a copy of their certificate(s) from one of the Department of Homeland Security's pre-approved training providers, identified in the table below, along with a TCE Application. Course titles listed on the submitted certificate(s) must exactly match the course title listed in the table below to be eligible for transfer credit. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

Determining the number of transfer credits:

  • Each pre-approved Department of Homeland Security course has an associated number of contact hours and/or continuing education units (CEUs) which will be mathematically converted to semester hours (SH) before being applied as transfer credit toward an APUS degree program.
     
  • Approved certificates will be categorized into either lower level (LL) course work or upper level (UL) course work and grouped together accordingly.  APUS will calculate the number of possible SH of transfer credit for LL courses and UL courses separately, as their credit award application is different.
     
  • To convert the contact hours/CEUs to SH, the contact hours will first be converted to CEUs using the equation: Contact Hours/10 = CEUs.  The CEUs will then be converted to SH using the equation: CEUs/1.5 = SH.

Award of transfer credit:

  • Lower level courses:  The number of calculated LL SH may be awarded toward the Elective requirements of a student's APUS degree program as applicable.
     
  • Upper level courses:
     
    • If the number of calculated UL SH exceeds 2 SH, the student is eligible to have omnibus credit applied toward the Major requirements of their degree program, however ONLY if they are pursuing one of the Bachelor's degree programs listed above for maximizing transfer credit under the terms of this agreement.  (Omnibus credit is upper level transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course.)  Students may receive a MAXIMUM of 6 SH of omnibus credit toward the Major requirements of their degree program.
       
    • The number of calculated UL SH not applied as omnibus credit, or all UL SH calculated for students not enrolled in one of the indicated degree programs, may be awarded toward the Elective requirements of a student's APUS degree program as applicable.
       
  • Total transfer credit award:  From all approved Department of Homeland Security certificates submitted, a MAXIMUM of 15 SH transfer credit, from both LL and UL combined, may be awarded toward a student's APUS degree program requirements.

 

 
Department of Homeland Security Pre-Approved Training Provider Key
 
Name of Training ProviderTable
Abbr.
Name of Training ProviderTable
Abbr.
American Medical AssociationAMANew Mexico Institute of Mining and
     Technology
NMT
Center for Domestic PreparednessCDPNational Sheriffs' AssociationNSA
Criminal Justice Institute-University of
     Arkansas
CJI-UAKNevada Test SiteNTS
Dartmouth College Interactive Media
     Laboratory
DartmouthNational White Collar Crime CenterNW3C
Dugway Proving GroundDPGNorthwest Arkansas Community
     College
NWACC
Eastern Michigan UniversityEMUTelecommunications for the Deaf
     and Hard of Hearing, Inc.
TDI
Federal Law Enforcement Training
     Center
FLETCTexas A&M, Texas Engineering
     Extension Service
TEEX
International Association of Fire
     Fighters
IAFFUC Davis-Western Institute for Food
     Safety & Security
UC-DAVIS
Institute for Preventative StrategiesIPSUniversity of Maryland Center for
     Health and Homeland Security
UM-Balt
Kirkwood Community CollegeKCCUniversity of Nevada Las VegasUNLV
LA County Metro Transportation
     Authority
LA MetroThe University of Tennessee Law
     Enforcement Innovation Center
UT
Louisiana State UniversityLSUUniversity of Tennessee College of
     Veterinary Medicine
UT-CVM
Michigan State UniversityMSUWestern Oregon UniversityWOU
National Domestic Preparedness
     Consortium
NDPCWest Virginia UniversityWVU
National Integration Center, National
     Exercise Division
NIC/NED  

 

 
Department of Homeland Security Approved Certificate Table
 
Training
Provider
Course Title
(as it appears on certificate)
LL/ULCEUs
 
AMAeCore Disaster Life SupportLL0
 
CDPAgricultural Emergency Response Training (AgERT)UL3.2
CDPCommand and WMD ResponseUL0.8
CDPEmergency Medical ServicesUL2.4
CDPInstructor Training Certification Process (ISCC)UL4.0
CDPManaging Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI): Basic CourseUL4.0
CDPManaging  Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI): CommandUL4.0
CDPManaging Civil Actions in Threat Incidents (MCATI): Protester DevicesLL2.4
CDPRespiratory Protection ProgramLL1.6
CDPWMD Crime Scene Management for Emergency RespondersLL0.8
CDPWMD Emergency Responder HazMat TechnicianLL4.0
CDPWMD Hands on Training (HOT, Live Agent)UL1.6
CDPWMD HazMat Evidence CollectionLL0.8
CDPWMD HazMat Technician TrainingUL2.4
CDPWMD Incident CommandUL2.4
CDPWMD Incident Complexities - ClinicianUL0.8
CDPWMD Incident Complexities - ResponderLL0.8
CDPWMD Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM)UL0.8
CDPWMD Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM), Train-the-TrainerUL1.6
CDPWMD Law Enforcement Response ActionsLL0.8
CDPWMD Technical Emergency Response Training (Live Agent)UL3.2
 
CJI-UAKCybersecurity: Incident Handling and ResponseUL4.0
CJI-UAKCybersecurity: Prevention, Deterrence, and RecoveryLL4.0
 
DartmouthVirtual Terrorism Response AcademyLLGreater
than
1.6
 
DPGAdvanced Chemical & Biological Integrated Response Course (ACBIRC)-
     Technician Level
UL4.0
 
EMUTeen Community Emergency Response Training (Train-the-Trainer)LL2.4
 
FLETCAnti-Terrorism Intelligence Awareness Training Program (AIATP)LL0.8
FLETCIntroductory Intelligence Analyst Training Program (IIATP)LL4.0
 
IAFFEmergency Response to Terrorism: OperationsLL1.6
IAFFEmergency Response to Terrorism: Operations, Train-the-TrainerUL1.6
 
IPSHomeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate Course for Law
     Enforcement Professionals
UL0.6
 
KCCAvian Influenza ResponseLL0.8
KCCAvian Influenza Response Master TrainerLL1.6
KCCForeign Animal Disease Response (FADR)LL2.0
KCCForeign Animal Disease Response (FADR) (Train-the-Trainer)LL0.8
 
LA MetroTerrorism Awareness: Protecting the US Public Transportation SystemLL0.8
 
LSUAdvanced Forensic Investigations for Hazardous EventsUL4.0
LSUAdvanced WMD Tactical OperationsUL4.0
LSUA Foundational Awareness of WMD/Terrorism (Web-Based)LL0.125
LSUAn Introduction to the National Incident Management System/National
     Response Plan (Web-Based)
LL0.125
LSUDisaster Mental Health Considerations During a Weapons of Mass
     Destruction Incident (Web-Based)
LL0.125
LSUEffects of Weapons of Mass Destruction on Bulk Distribution (Web-
     Based)
LL0.125
LSUEffects of Weapons of Mass Destruction on Mass Feeding (Web-Based)LL0.125
LSUEffects of Weapons of Mass Destruction on Mass Sheltering (Web-
     Based)
LL0.125
LSUEmergency Response to Domestic Biological IncidentsLL2.4
LSUInstructor Development Workshop: A Professional Development ProgramUL2.4
LSUIntroduction to Computer Aided-Management of Emergency Operations
     Suite (CAMEO)
LL2.4
LSULaw Enforcement Response to Weapons of Mass DestructionLL1.6
LSULaw Enforcement Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, Train-the-
     Trainer
LL1.2
LSULaw Enforcement Response to WMD Incidents-Operations LevelUL2.2
LSULaw Enforcement Response to WMD Incidents-Operations Level, Train-
     the-Trainer
UL2.3
LSUPreparedness and Response to Agricultural TerrorismUL2.4
LSUPreparedness and Response to Agricultural Terrorism, Train-the-TrainerUL2.4
LSUPreparing Communities for AgroterrorismLL0.5
LSUPreparing Communities for Agroterrorism, Train-the-TrainerLL0.6
LSUPrevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts by Law EnforcementLL0.8
LSUPrevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts by Law Enforcement, Train-
     the-Trainer
LL1.6
LSUPublic Safety WMD Response-Sampling Techniques and GuidelinesUL2.4
LSUUtilizing (CAMEO) in WMD, Train-the-TrainerUL2.4
LSUUtilizing Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations
     (CAMEO)
UL2.4
LSUWMD Tactical CommandersUL2.4
LSUWMD Tactical OperationsUL4.0
LSUWMD Tactical Operations, Train-the-TrainerUL4.0
 
MSUCampus Community Emergency Response Training (Train-the-Trainer)LL2.4
MSUDeveloping an Intelligence Capacity in State, Local and Tribal Law
     Enforcement Agencies: A Quick Start Program
LL1.6
 
NDPCWMD Awareness Level TrainingLL0.6
NDPCWMD Awareness Level Training Course, Train-the-TrainerLL1.2
 
NIC/NEDHomeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)UL2.4
NIC/NEDHomeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Train-the-
     Trainer
UL2.8
 
NMTIncident Response to Terrorist BombingsLL0.6
NMTIncident Response to Terrorist Bombings--AwarenessLL0.4
NMTIncident Response to Terrorist Bombing-Operations, Train-the-TrainerLL3.4
NMTPrevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing IncidentsLL0.4
NMTPrevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents, Train-the-
     Trainer
LL3.6
NMTUnderstanding and Planning for School Bomb IncidentsLL0.4
 
NSAJail Evacuation, Planning, and ImplementationLL0.8
NSAManaging the Incident: A Leadership Guide to WMD EventsLL0.8
NSAWMD Homeland Security Initiative: An Executive Level Program for SheriffsUL1.2
 
NTSWeapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Radiological/Nuclear
     Awareness/Train-the-Trainer
LL0.9
NTSDetection Equipment for Law Enforcement (DELE)UL2.4
NTSPersonal Radiation Detection (PDR)UL0.7
NTSRadiological/Nuclear Course for Hazardous Material (HazMat)
     Technicians
UL3.2
NTSWMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness CourseLL0.6
NTSWMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations CourseUL2.4
 
NW3CAdvanced Criminal Intelligence Analysis to Prevent Terrorism (ACIAPT)LL3.25
NW3CFast Cyberforensic TriageLL2.0
 
NWACCBusiness Continuity PlanningUL0.8
NWACCEmergency Response: Strengthening Cooperative Efforts Among Public
     and Private Sector Entities
UL0.8
NWACCTerrorism and WMD Awareness in the WorkplaceLL0.3
 
TDIEmergency Responders and the Hard of Hearing Community: Taking the
     First Steps to Disaster Preparedness
LL0.8
TDIEmergency Responders and the Hard of Hearing Community: Taking the
     First Steps to Disaster Preparedness, Train-the-Trainer
LL0.8
TEEXEmergency Medical Services (EMS) for WMD Incidents: Basic ConceptsLL0.3
to
0.4
TEEXEMS: Operations and Planning for WMD IncidentsLL2.4
TEEXEnhanced Incident Management/Unified Command (E IM/UC)UL2.8
TEEXEnhanced Threat and Risk Assessment (ETRA) (Local Jurisdiction)UL1.6
TEEXIncident Management/Unified Command (IM/UC) for CBRNE and
     Terrorism Incident
UL2.4
TEEXMayoral Institute Seminar for All-Hazards PreparednessUL0.6
TEEXPublic Works for WMD Incidents: Basic ConceptsLL0.6
TEEXPublic Works: Preparing for and Responding to WMD/Terrorism Incidents
     (Previously PER 210)
UL2.4
TEEXSenior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards PreparednessUL0.6
TEEXWMD Regional Task ForceUL2.4
TEEXWMD Threat and Risk Assessment (T&RA) (Local Jurisdiction)UL2.4
TEEXWMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency RespondersLL0.3
to
0.4
TEEXWMD/Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency
     Responders
UL3.2
TEEXWMD/Terrorism Incident Defensive Operations for Emergency
     Responders, Train-the-Trainer
LL3.2
 
UC-DavisPrinciples of Detection and DiagnosisLL0.6
UC-DavisPrinciples of Frontline Response to Agroterrorism and Food Systems
     Disasters
LL0.8
UC-DavisPrinciples of NIMS, Team Building and Risk CommunicationLL0.8
UC-DavisPrinciples of Planning and Implementing RecoveryLL0.8
UC-DavisPrinciples of Preparedness for Agro Terrorism and Food Systems
     Disasters
LL0.6
UC-DavisUnderstanding the Dangers of AgroterrorismLL0.6
 
UM-BaltPreparing the State: Implementing Continuity of Operations PlanningUL1.3
UM-BaltPreparing the State: Implementing Continuity of Operations Planning,
     Train-the-Trainer
UL1.7
 
UNLVFrontline Responder Training Course-Protecting Soft TargetsLL0.8
 
UTTransit Terrorist Tools and TacticsLL2.4
 
UT-CVMAgricultural and Food Vulnerability Assessment TrainingUL1.7
 
WOUCreating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communities for Homeland
     Security
LL1.6
WOUThe Leader's Role in Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient
     Communities
LL0.65
 
WVUCampus Public Safety Response to WMD IncidentsLL0.8
WVUHomeland Security Planning for Campus ExecutivesLL0.45
WVUHomeland Security Planning for Campus PresidentsLL0.1
 

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.