About PLAR Practitioners

“Recognition of prior learning can be applied to meet requirements of education and training programs; occupation and/or professional certification; labour market entry; and/or organizational and human resource capacity building.”

—Malcolm Day and Paul Zakos, Developing Benchmarks for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition – Practitioner Perspectives, Guidelines for the Canadian PLAR Practitioner (2000)

Thank you for visiting RFL’s online resource centre for PLAR Practitioners!

These web pages have been written by PLAR practitioners for PLAR practitioners and for those interested in learning more about being a PLAR practitioner.

Across Canada, there are people applying PLAR knowledge and skills in human resources, in community agencies, in professional associations and regulatory bodies and in academic settings. Veterans and newcomers in the practice of PLAR can learn from each other. RFL welcomes all to share their learning from experience and engage in a dialogue to improve the practice of PLAR in their organizations and institutions.

Please explore the following links to:
Information about prior learning functions and PLAR Practitioner competencies These competencies have been drawn from an international literature search and Canadian resources, i.e. Developing Benchmarks for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition – Practitioner Perspectives (CAPLA, 2000) and the PLAR Practitioner Competency Profile and Self-Assessment Tool based on the PLAR Practitioner DACUM Occupational Analysis (Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology, 2002).
stories about Practitioner and lessons learned in the PLAR Practitioner Stories section
an invitation to self-assess your skills and knowledge as a PLAR Practitioner
Advice and training to enhance your PLAR practice in RFL Resources. You can always access this by selecting the "For Practitioners" menu on the left.
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