NAIT recognizes that knowledge and skills are gained in different ways. To support our community of learners, NAIT will occasionally award appropriate credit or recognition for prior learning obtained through work experience, non-credit courses, training, and professional certification. This process is referred to as Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR).
Course credit may be granted to applicants who have presented suitable evidence that their skills and knowledge are equal to students who have completed the curriculum, based on the outcomes identified for each course.
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Students must have been accepted to their NAIT credit program before submitting a request for PLAR credit. Open Studies students are not eligible to apply for PLAR credit as they have not been accepted to a NAIT program.
We encourage you to request PLAR credit as soon as possible to support your education planning. It will take approximately 6 weeks to complete your PLAR credit assessment from after you have submitted a complete application and paid the PLAR assessment fee.
Not all courses are available for PLAR credit. The following program have set up PLAR assessments for some of their courses. To see which courses are available for PLAR credits and the required evidence for each course, please visit the program page and click on the Advanced Credit section on the blue ribbon at the top of the page.
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Advanced credit may help you achieve your educational goals sooner, but it may affect your eligibility for student awards and funding. Please refer to the Student Awards and Funding Options page for more information on the required course load for each award and funding option. For international students, changes to your enrolment and credit load may impact your eligibility to work while studying or to apply for a Post-graduation Work Permit once you complete a program. Review IRCC website or NAIT Immigration and Visa Requirements webpage for more information.
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