More UW schools developing flex programs

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Four more University of Wisconsin System schools are developing flex option programs.

The programs allow students to earn college credit by demonstrating real-life knowledge through a series of online tests.

The program is set to begin at UW-Milwaukee and the system's two-year schools next month. As of Thursday 228 people had applied.

System officials announced Friday that UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Madison are developing flex certificate programs in areas that include sales, geospatial technology and drug counseling.

UW-Stout also has committed to developing a flex certificate program in project management. The school is still deciding whether the make the certificate available on the undergraduate or post-graduate levels.

Program start dates haven't been set.

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