How to Get Started

  1. Identify the courses you wish to challenge through the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) process. Review course descriptions online as well as the PLAR policy and procedure. You must meet the course registration requirements, including having completed any prerequisites.
  2. Contact the Credit Transfer Office by email or by phone at 519-748-5220 ext. 2397 to inquire if you are eligible to challenge the course. Students must contact the Credit Transfer Office before or at the time of PLAR challenge registration to ensure eligibility. Provide your Conestoga student number as well as the course codes(s) and name(s) of the course(s) you wish to challenge.
  3. Once you have been advised of the availability and challenge method, submit the PLAR Registration Form to register.
  4. Review individual course outlines to determine the course learning outcomes. Outlines for courses in your program are available in your Student Portal. Requests for course outlines can also be made to the Credit Transfer Office.

PLAR Challenge Exam Dates

Testing takes place at the Kitchener - Doon campus, Main Building, Lab 2A509. Students challenging courses through a PLAR examination MUST register a minimum of fourteen days prior to the preferred date.

Please bring a piece of photo identification to the exam (Driver's Licence, Student Card, etc.)

2019 Testing Dates

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2020 Testing Dates

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.