Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

PLAR Challenge – Grade 10 to 12 Courses

Students attending regular day school may receive credits through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Challenge by successfully completing a formal evaluation and accreditation process. These students already possess the knowledge and skills as outlined in the Curriculum documents provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education.


PLAR – Mature Students

Adult students who are registered at the Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning may apply to have some secondary school credits granted under the Ministry of Education’s PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) program. These credits are awarded based on “prior learning” through work experience, job related training programs, or education received outside Ontario or Canada. Following the assessment, students will receive information showing the number of credits that can be awarded (up to 26).