Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is a flexible assessment process that helps you obtain credit in a course or program for what you already know and can do.

Students and Prospective Students

Obtain UFV credit for what you already know and can do. Get help creating a personal or professional portfolio.

Faculty and Staff

Discover resources to assist you in providing students with information and guidance they need to obtain UFV credit for what they know and can do.





Creating a portfolio helped me to better understand myself, my frame of reference as well as further my career.

  • – Dorothy
  •    Child and Youth Care
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I have used parts of my portfolio to demonstrate competencies for job interviews and to explain the benefits of portfolio development to members of my team and organization.

  • – Peter
  •    Adult Education (ADED)
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