Prior learning can be demonstrated through challenge exams or the portfolio process
Challenge exams are set by the programs for designated courses and may encompass a paper and pencil test, an interview and/or a demonstration or performance test, depending on the nature of the learning. Contact the PLAR Administrator to find out if there is a challenge examination available for the course for which you are seeking credit.
A portfolio is a binder of information which describes your relevant experience, identifies and analyses your learning achievements and provides validation of that learning through a collection of documents.
In order to substantiate the claim to a PLAR credit in a required course, the portfolio must adequately
Identify/describe your relevant learning accomplishments (knowledge, skills, competencies, abilities)
Show a match between learning achievements and the requirements of the course
Verify these learning accomplishments with supportive documents