Industry-Recognized Credential Assurance Guides (ITAGs)

ITAGs are a statewide transfer initiative that guarantees the award of college-level credit to students earning agreed upon industry-recognized credentials. The award of credit is based upon the knowledge, skills and competencies gained through credential attainment, regardless of where the learning to prepare for the credential took place.

Statewide panels are comprised of postsecondary faculty, industry representatives and educators from either Ohio Technical Centers (OTCs) and/or secondary career-technical centers. Each ITAG panel will work to align content from the specified credential to postsecondary learning outcomes. Each new ITAG will be sent to Ohio's public colleges and universities for feedback and endorsement prior to being announced.

Industry-Recognized Transfer Articulation Number

Credit for specified courses that meet learning outcomes, are deemed equivalent by faculty, and endorsed by Ohio’s public institutions of higher education will be awarded to students, provided the correct steps are taken to receive the credit. Please see the ODHE ITAG webpage for approved courses and processing instructions. In some instances, ITAGs will overlap with other transfer initiatives. This will expand access to other statewide transfer agreements (CTAGs, MTAGs and TAGs) but not replace them.


AUTO-1101 3 Cr.

Engineering Technology (Electrical)

EET-2520 3 Cr.

Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

MET-2041 3 Cr.

LPN (Practical Nursing)

NURS-1000 (1 of 5 courses, all must be taken) 1 Cr.
NURS-1010 (2 of 5 courses, all must be taken) 4 Cr.
NURS-1200 (3 of 5 courses, all must be taken) 4 Cr.
NURS-1220 (4 of 5 courses, all must be taken) 5 Cr.
NURS-1240 (5 of 5 courses, all must be taken) 1 Cr.

ServSafe Manager (Safety and Sanitation)

HOSP-1020 2 Cr.

CompTIA Security (Information Technology: Security +)

ITNT-2370 3 Cr.

Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Technician (Information Technology: Networking) 

EET-1303 3 Cr.
EET-2303 3 Cr.
EET-2313 3 Cr.