Receive College Credits for Experience

Just the other I learned a bit more about the CLEP test which is the College Level Examination Program. CLEP is used to advance students via test to receive credits for courses. Being hispanic it is often brought up that a CLEP exam can be taken for a total of 12 credits allowing a Spanish speaking student to breeze through 4 courses of modern language electives. However, today I researched my college's website in advanced placement and found out that there are credits one can receive for having learned a skill or technique in life.