Education and Training

Adult Learning and Literacy

Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process used to identify, document, assess, and recognize skills and knowledge. RPL can be used:

  • For a personal assessment to help with:
    • Preparing a portfolio
    • Preparing for an interview
    • Writing a resume
    • Recognizing a need for training
  • To gain credit in post-secondary institutions
  • To advance in the workplace
  • The Recognizing Prior Learning (RPL) Manual (PDF) is a review of RPL and provide the necessary forms for the implementation of about RPL, benefits for the learner, RPL Model, procedures for implementation, standards, sound assessment and RPL forms. Revised October 2012.
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