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:

  • Turning 18 years old on or after January 1st of the school year; and
  • Enrolled in a secondary school credit program for the purpose of obtaining an OSSD.


There are three options to register for PLAR 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 Form and a representative will be in touch with you.

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.)
  • 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:

100 Clearbrook Trail,
Bracebridge, ON, P1L 0A3

℅ Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School

Tel: 705-645-2646
Fax: 705-457-4037
Email: [email protected]

325 Mary Street South,
Gravenhurst, ON, P1P 1X7

℅ Gravenhurst High School

Tel: 705-687-5422
Fax: 705-645-5973
Email: [email protected]

58 Brunel Road,
Huntsville, ON, P1H 2A2

℅ Huntsville High School

Tel: 705-789-4764
Fax: 705-645-5973
Email: [email protected]

66 Lindsay Street,
Fenelon Falls, ON, K0M 1N0

℅ Fenelon Falls Secondary School

Tel: 705-887-3083
Fax: 705-887-1922
Email: [email protected]

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

Tel: 705-457-3745
Fax: 705-457-4037
Email: [email protected]

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

Tel: 705-324-5280
Fax: 705-324-9773
Email: [email protected]