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USMC Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) Basic Operations Course

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific memorandum of understanding (MOU) 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 MOU is considered traditional 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 completed the United States Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) Basic Operations Course after December 1, 2007 and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the CBIRF Basic Operations Course 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 CBIRF certificate 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 MOU.

Students must send in a copy of their certificate of completion for the CBIRF Basic Operations Course along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

APUS Transfer Credit Recommendation APUS SH
CBIRF Basic Operations Course must have been completed AFTER December 1, 2007.
EDMG230 - Emergency and Disaster Incident Command3 SH
HLSS211 - Emergency Response to Terrorism3 SH
HLSS212 - Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards3 SH
Elective Credit6 SH

Please note:

For those students who are not pursuing one of these programs or that have taken a course outside the effective dates listed for this policy, we are required to follow the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations for awarding transfer credit. Credit must be evaluated by ACE and recommended for undergraduate level credit in order to possibly apply toward an undergraduate degree program at APUS.

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