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Job Specification Requirement Substitution

 

The Commonwealth of Kentucky defines equivalencies between semester hours and months of full-time work experience according to the following tables. There are different equivalencies for undergraduate and graduate semester hours.  Post-Secondary education must be from an accredited U.S. academic institution to be considered.

 

Undergraduate

 

Graduate

Semester HoursMonths of Experience Semester HoursMonths of Experience
2, 3, 41 1, 21
5, 62 3, 42
7, 83 53
9, 10, 114 6, 74
12, 135 8, 95
14, 156 106
16, 17, 187 11, 127
19, 208 13, 148
21, 229 159
23, 24, 2510 16, 1710
26, 2711 18, 1911
2812 2012
29, 3013 21, 2213
31, 3214 23, 2414
33, 34, 3515 2515
36, 3716 26, 2716
38, 3917 28, 2917
40, 4118 3018
42, 4319 31, 3219
44, 4520 33, 3420
46, 47, 4821 3521
49, 5022 36, 3722
51, 52, 5323 38, 3923
5424 4024
55, 56, 5725 41, 4225
58, 59, 6026 43, 4426
61, 62, 6327 4527
64, 65, 6628 46, 4728
67, 68, 6929 48, 4929
70, 71, 7230 5030
73, 74, 7531 51, 5231
76, 77, 7832 53, 5432
79, 80, 8133 5533
82, 83, 8434 56, 5734
85, 86, 87, 88, 8935 58, 5935
90, 9136 6036
92, 93, 9437   
95, 96, 9738   
98, 99, 100, 10139   
102, 103, 10440   
105, 106, 10741   
108, 109, 11042   
111, 112, 11343   
114, 115, 11644   
117, 118, 119, 12045   
121, 122, 12346   
124, 125, 12647   
Bachelor's degree48   


 

Most job titles with the Commonwealth of Kentucky require some combination of education and work experience.  You can find the exact requirements for the job title for which you are interested by looking at the job class specification.  Click here for more information regarding the job class specifications. 

Most job class specifications will allow you to substitute work experience for all or part of the education requirement.  Of the specifications which permit substitutions, almost all require a specific kind of work experience to substitute for all or part of the educational requirement or require that your semester hours or degree be in a particular major area. 

If you went to a school that uses quarter hours instead of semester hours, you can convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying the number of quarter hours by 2/3. 

Some job class specifications will allow you to substitute Vocational Education for experience.  If you earned credit at a vocational school that uses clock hours, divide the clock hours by 120 to arrive at the equivalent number of months of work experience for which this training can be substituted.

State employees will receive credit for supervisory, professional administrative or management experience for selected positions as indicated below if required as part of the minimum qualifications for a particular job for which they are applying.  One year of supervisory credit experience for the successful completion of the Certificate of Management Fundamentals (CMF) Course and two years of professional administrative or management experience for the successful completion of the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.  CPM certification will not substitute for the minimum professional or technical education or experience required in such classes as attorneys, engineers, nurses, architects, environmental or forensic scientists, etc.