What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
At Red River College, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that identifies, documents, assesses and recognizes formal study (transfer credit), and informal and non-formal learning gained through work and life experience. RRC evaluates and grants credit for qualifying previous learning that is equivalent to learning outcomes in College courses and programs.
Relevant learning is evaluated through valid, rigorous assessment methods such as skill demonstrations, assignments, evidence collections/portfolios, interview(s), exams, product assessments, etc. These assessments follow RRC RPL policies and procedures. If the learning demonstrated is equivalent to the learning outcomes required in a College course(s) then credit is granted. College faculty are the subject matter experts/assessors who assess the learning and award course credits. The College RPL Advisor and/or Program RPL advisors assist individuals throughout the RPL process.
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Orientation is for students and prospective students who have acquired learning from formal education, work and/or volunteer experience, personal study and life activities and are interested in courses and programs at Red River College.