Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

The PBIBC will collaborate with BC Housing towards developing a recommendation for a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) process to allow for broader recognition of education, training and experience required for licensing.

PLAR will provide a process to assess and recognize the full scope of prior adult learning, from formal academic programs through to informal learning in the workplace, the community and the private sector will be developed.

PLAR applies when a new license applicant seeks to have their previous experience/education assessed against the benchmarks. This allows for the ability to identify non-traditional training that satisfies the identified benchmarks.