The DSST Program (formerly known as the DANTES Program) is a credit-by-exam testing
program provided by Prometric, Inc.
Colleges, universities, and corporations use the DSST Program to measure knowledge
in a particular subject area. Based on the achievement of a passing test score, candidates
can receive college credit and continuing education credit to speed themselves to
competency and life changing credentials. Each institution determines its passing
score requirements for a DSST.
The DSST Program offers over 30 test titles in a wide range of college-level academic,
technical, and business subjects. Some of the test areas are in subjects that people
may have been introduced to through a hobby or special interest (e.g. astronomy, anthropology,
and art), while other tests cover material that individuals have learned on the job,
such as financial accounting, banking, personnel supervision, and law enforcement.
In summary, non-traditional returning adults, corporate trainees, as well as military
members, use DSST on a regular basis.