Preparing for PLA

If you are considering applying for a Prior Learning Assessment, you will need to start here.

Each step outlined below has required reading and forms in order to proceed through PLA.

Download and read through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Handbook

This Handbook is the key to your success. Take the time to read it thoroughly as it will answer any questions you have about Prior Learning Assessment and Certification.


Is PLA Right for You?

  The PLA process is time intensive and expensive, so be sure you have all the information you need before starting.

If you decide that starting the PLA process is not right for you at this time, there are other options available to you.

Pre-Assessment and Fees  

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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