Centennial Colleges Enrolment Services (Student Hubs) will be closed from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Progress Campus and Morningside Campus. Story Arts Centre and Ashtonbee Campus Enrolment Services will be open regular hours.

PLAR application and assessments

PLAR application and assessments

How to apply for PLAR


Contact your academic school for more information about PLAR.


If you have enough previous learning to qualify (determine this by using the Self-Assessment sheet), meet with a faculty member.


Submit the form and your PLAR fee to Enrolment Services.


Complete your PLAR assessment(s).


A faculty member will assign a grade.

Methods used for assessing PLAR

Centennial College uses two methods to assess PLAR, portfolio assessments and challenge assessments. The RPL assessor, in collaboration with the student, decides which assessment format to use.

Portfolio Assessment

A portfolio is a collection of materials in either paper or electronic format that demonstrates learning that you obtained through past experiences. The documentation included in the portfolio can be a collection of formal, non-formal or informal learning experiences.

A portfolio can include, but is not limited to the following types of evidence:

  • Resume
  • Autobiographical letter
  • Description of your career plan
  • Translation of documented experience into learning outcomes
  • Work Samples
  • Job descriptions
  • Letters of reference
  • Training records
  • Detailed course outlines from non-credit training courses or workshops
  • Certifications
  • Transcripts
  • Performance appraisals
  • Special awards
  • Professional contributions (reports, business plans, marketing materials, etc.)

*Portfolio submissions may be accompanied by an interview.

Challenge Assessments

A challenge assessment may include, but is not limited to, the examples listed below. It may also be a combination of different types of assessments.

  • Written: Exams, case studies, problem-solving exercises, essays, short answer questions and research papers.
  • Oral: One-to-one dialogues and panel interviews.
  • Performance: Simple demonstrations of skills, work samples and role plays.
  • Product Assessment: Reports, plans/blueprints, published materials and photography.

Enrolment Services locations and hours

Ashtonbee Campus

  • Room B-124-First Floor
  • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Morningside Campus

  • Room 230-Second Floor
  • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Progress Campus

  • Student Hub - Second Floor
  • Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

Story Arts Centre

  • Room 101 - Administrative Office - First Floor
  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.