PLAR Credits 20182019-09-23T11:12:43-04:00

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) for Mature Students provides a quicker way for adults to acquire credits towards a high school diploma. Through PLAR, you may get credits towards your high school diploma through a formal evaluation and assessments. PLAR Assessment process looks at your life and work experiences since leaving high school and can award you credit for that experience, as well as grant equivalent credits for successful completion of assessments.

What Schooling and Experiences can I get Credits For?
You can get credits for learning and skills you have acquired at school, at home, at work, in training programs, and volunteer work. This applies to schooling, work experiences you have from outside of Ontario and Canada, as well as in the province.

Registration for PLAR runs from September to June of each year. To be eligible for PLAR, students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old on or before December 31 of the school year;
  • Enrolled in a secondary school credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD; and
  • Have been out of school for a period of at least one year before returning as an adult


There are three options to register for Maturity Credits:

  • Call Your Local AAEC Centre to set up an appointment;
  • Walk-In Registrations. Our continuous intake process means that you can register at any time!
  • Fill out the Online Registration Questionnaire and a representative will bein touch with you to set up a Registration appointment.

What You’ll Need

Bring the following paperwork and documentation:

  • Proof of Citizenship (i.e. Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, etc.)
  • Photo Identification (Driver’s License, Health Card, etc.)
  • $25 Student Activity Fee
  • Original Transcript From Your Previous School. We can help you get a copy if you are unable!


PLAR is available at the following Adult & Alternate Education Centre locations:

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57 Armstrong Street,
Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1C1

Tel: 705-645-2646
Fax: 705-645-3852

385 Bethune Drive, Unit A,
Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1B8

Tel: 705-687-5422
Fax: 705-687-5427

80 Centre Street,
Huntsville, ON, P1H 1T4

Tel: 705-789-4764
Fax: 705-789-4708

21 Market Street,
Fenelon Falls, ON, K0M 1N0

Tel: 705-887-3083
Fax: 705-887-1922

1018 Grass Lake Road,
Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0

Tel: 705-457-3745
Fax: 705-457-4037

230 Angeline Street South,
Lindsay, ON, K9V 0J8

Tel: 705-324-5280
Fax: 705-324-9773