Adult Learner

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Recognition of Prior Learning is a concept that values all learning that people have gained in their lives.

The key process that Adult Education uses to recognize learning is transfer credit.

First step is to have an assessment done on what grade 11 and 12 credits a person achieved while attending high school. Credits acquired at a recognized college or university can also be assessed to determine if credits can be transferred towards the high school diploma for adults.

To find out more about this please contact Heather Jackson, Assistant Registrar with Adult Education division at 1-877-466-7725 or email:


International Credential Assessments

Any international credentials must be assessed through an international credential agency. Please click here for contact information.


International Qualification Recognition (IQR) Funding Program

The International Qualification Recognition (IQR) Funding Program aims to build IQR and recognition of prior learning (RPL) capacity in Nova Scotia by assisting regulatory bodies, immigrant serving agencies, multi-stakeholder groups and other stakeholders to develop tools, programs and services that facilitate the assessment and recognition of international qualifications, and integration of skilled immigrants into the Nova Scotia labour force in their chosen field.


For more information click here.



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