IAFF: Learning Recognition Course


This open course is designed to help IAFF members and staff earn undergraduate credit for learning acquired outside of the classroom. This comprehensive course guides you through the process of creating an online experiential learning portfolio to showcase your learning from the workplace, volunteering, military training, etc. A password is required to register. See more under Course Registration Requirements


This course is divided into the following modules:

1. Introduction to Building Your Portfolio

2. Educational Goal Statement

3. Identify Your Learning Experiences

4. Expanded Resume

5. Learning Autobiography

6. Course Petitions

7. Supporting Documentation

8. Portfolio Review


The IAFF Learning Recognition Course Fee Waiver covers the cost of portfolio assessment for eligible IAFF members and staff who complete IAFF: Learning Recognition Course and submit a portfolio within 10 weeks of course registration date. The value of the waiver is $1,500.00.


To receive the Waiver, you must be an IAFF member or IAFF staff member and provide proof of eligibility at the time of enrollment in the course. Be a first-time enrollee in a Purdue Global course or program. Enroll in and complete the IAFF: Learning Recognition Course offered through Open College at Purdue Global and submit an experiential learning portfolio no later than 10 weeks from course registration date. Submit the experiential learning portfolio no later than September 12, 2018, whichever comes first. See below for other terms and conditions.†


This course will consist of two 10-week instructor led cohorts as well as a self-directed option for those who choose to work independently.

Instructor Led:

A university faculty member will host 8 live webinars over the 10 week term and will support you for the duration of the course. Registration will be open 7 days before and after each start date.

Start Dates:

* Wednesday, February 21, 2018

* Thursday, July 5, 2018


You will have access to the recorded webinars from the instructor led offerings as well as the same course resources. In addition, you will be supported by a dedicated Assessment Advisor from Open College for the duration of the course. You will begin the course on your registration date.

Registration Dates:

* March 1, 2018 through June 26, 2018

* July 12, 2018 and beyond.


Regardless of modality, you MUST contact Admissions Advising prior to registering for the course. In addition, an unofficial audit of your previous transcripts will be conducted. This includes any prior college/university, military and professional training transcripts. Once these requirements are met, you will be provided the password to access the course. IAFF members and staff who gain access to the course without meeting these requirements will be removed from the course.


Contact an Admissions Advisor at   (866)-583-6765 or  enterpriselearning@purdueglobal.edu to get started. 


The Center for Disability Services (CDS) at Purdue Global is the primary office responsible for the coordination of services for students with disabilities.

Students with disabilities are responsible for requesting an accommodation. Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Purdue Global will provide reasonable accommodations for students who have met the eligibility and verification requirements of the CDS. Students can request a referral to the CDS through any KU Faculty or Staff member, or contact the CDS directly at cds@purdueglobal.edu or 954-515-3859

For more information please visit https://www.purdueglobal.edu/academic-support/disability-services-center/.


IAFF: Learning Recognition Course is a not-for-credit course. There is no direct cash benefit provided. This waiver is not transferable. Purdue Global does not guarantee that students will earn any particular number of credits or achieve any particular savings. See University Catalog for Prior Learning Assessment policy. Any credits awarded apply toward a Purdue Global undergraduate degree or certificate. If you submit the experiential learning portfolio later than 10 weeks after course registration date, you will be charged the standard $1,500.00 portfolio assessment fee. This fee is nonrefundable and is not covered by Title IV federal financial aid. If you will be enrolling at Purdue Global and pursuing federal financial aid, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are not eligible for other Purdue Global reductions, scholarships, grants, or tuition vouchers, including military and alliance relationships, while enrolled in the IAFF: Learning Recognition Course .