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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Learn about PLAR

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. The skills and knowledge that you have may come from the following:

  • Formal learning—credit courses and programs offered at post-secondary institutions.
  • Non-formal learning—non-credit courses, on-the-job training, and professional workshops where certificates are given.
  • Informal learning—knowledge and skills acquired through life and work experience, self-study, massive open online course(s) (MOOC), and practical experience.

Students and Prospective Students

Obtain UFV credit for what you already know and can do as well as 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.

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