Online Credit Courses

Before activating your Wake Tech key account, review the information on this page.

Username Formula

In lowercase characters, the username formula includes:

  1. first initial,
  2. middle initial,
  3. last name.


Suzie Q. Public’s key account username would be sqpublic.


Omit the hyphen for hyphenated last names.
Married female students may need to replace the middle initial with the initial of their maiden name. Mrs. Suzie Q. Student Online would log in with sqsonline.
Sequential numbers will be automatically added to duplicate usernames.

Password Formula

Passwords must include at least 8 characters. DO NOT USE the following symbols, $ ! <> & { } * ~ " ‘ < > + = [ ], or more than 2 consecutive letters from your name.

Include 3 of the following character types:

  • Uppercase letters, A through Z
  • Lowercase letters, a through z
  • Numbers, 0 through 9
  • Acceptable symbols, @ # % ; : -

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