Get college credit for a PADI course

If you or someone you know is in college and is considering getting a PADI open water certification or completing a continuing education course, read on!

The American Council on Education (ACE), which evaluates courses and recommends college credit when they meet certain standards, has recommended college credit for 25 different PADI courses.  Colleges and universities can apply the credit to a student’s major by replacing a required course or waiving a prerequisite course. 

It’s important to note that students should always contact their particular college or university first to see what courses would be eligible at that institution. To ensure that the credit is validated, students will need an official transcript as proof of the course completion (not just a PADI certification card). For more information, send a request to 

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