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 are 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 ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certification 3 Cr.

Engineering Technology (Electrical)

EET-2520 Siemens SCE Certificate in Automation and Certificate in Advanced Automation 3 Cr.
Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Logix Programmer Certificate
Mitsubishi Electric PLC & HMI

Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

MET-2041 Autodesk Certified Associate in Inventor for Mechanical Design 3 Cr.
Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate in Mechanical Design
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional in Mechanical Design

LPN (Practical Nursing)

NURS-1000 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 1 Cr.
NURS-1010 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 4 Cr.
NURS-1200 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 4 Cr.
NURS-1220 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 5 Cr.
NURS-1240 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 1 Cr.

ServSafe Manager (Safety and Sanitation)

HOSP-1020 ServSafe® Manager Certification 2 Cr.

CompTIA Security (Information Technology: Security +)

ITNT-2370 CompTIA Security+ 3 Cr.

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

EET-1303 Cisco Certified Technician Routing and Switching (CCT) 3 Cr.
(all three courses align for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
EET-2303 (all three courses align for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 3 Cr.
EET-2313 (all three courses align for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 3 Cr.