Recognition of Prior Learning


Note: We are no longer accepting applications for Spring 2020. This message will be updated with important information when we begin accepting credit transfer and credit equivalency applications for upcoming terms.

At NBCC, we recognize that learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program allows you to gain credit for the learning you already possess. You may have taken many different paths to develop this learning, from formal coursework at other post-secondary institutions to informal workshops and seminars, on-the-job training, work experience, volunteerism, military service or family commitments. No matter how or where you gained your experience, RPL provides a way for you to demonstrate your learning and receive formal credit for it.

There are two ways you can be awarded credit towards your program at NBCC:

  • Credit Transfer (CR): You may receive credit for learning you gained from an equivalent course you previously completed at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Credit Equivalency (EQ): You may earn credit for learning you gained from informal learning and experience. Equivalency is also granted when more than one post-secondary course is applied toward credit for one NBCC course. 

RPL is not about assessing the student; it’s about assessing the learning.

Questions? Ask Us

Use this form to ask questions about RPL or request a meeting with the RPL Coordinator to discuss your application.