The International Prior Learning Assessment Network (IPLAN) is a virtual network of RPL practitioners, policy makers and administrators who desire to share and discuss ideas, experience, resources and good practice through a global network. Formed by CAPLA in 2006, it supports international knowledge exchanges and promotes an interest in sharing expertise.

IPLAN’s objectives are to:
  • Support an international network of educators, government, professional associations and agencies, human resource practitioners, employers and career counselors (all essentially RPL practitioners) to ensure that PLAR/RPL is viewed as a key component of adult learning,
  • Identify and openly sharing existing and emerging practices, strategies and resources, and
  • Share principles of good practice in PLAR/RPL.

IPLAN has provided presentations, and exchange of expertise and resources through both in-person events at CAPLA conferences, and online webcasts with worldwide audiences. Special exchanges between Canadian RPL practitioners and those in Australia and Scotland have had more directed audiences, and others have been general topics with broad participation.

This year, IPLAN activities are focused on topics that feed into CAPLA’s project to develop a Quality Assurance Manual for RPL in the Canadian context, while ensuring international connections.

To indicate your interest in participating in this international RPL community of practice, please email your contact information (name, organization, role, city, country and email) to iplan@capla.ca.