PLAR Process

PLAR is available to individuals who seek course or program level certification assessment and are registered in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program. PLAR is also available to individuals who are unclassified students and seek credit at the course level. 

  1. Explore all options for advance credit to choose the best fit for you.

  2. Learn the basics about PLAR so you can successfully navigate the process.

    • Review these PLAR steps thoroughly.
    • Review the PLAR frequently asked questions.
    • Follow links for additional information.
    • Use the contact information provided to seek further information, as needed.
  3. Find out how PLAR works in a particular program.

    • Find your program(s) of interest.
    • Scroll down a program’s webpage to select the get credit for what you know section.
    • Select the Candidate Guide link, if there is one. Read the guide thoroughly before contacting a program head/consultant.
    • If there is no link to a Candidate Guide for a program, phone 306-765-1652 or email to request PLAR information for that program.
  4. Choose courses and prepare for consultation.

    • Estimate how closely your skills and knowledge match a course’s learning outcomes before committing to a PLAR challenge.
    • Complete the self-rating checklist and review assessment methods for PLARable courses in a program’s Candidate Guide.
    • Print the PLAR application form (pdf) and completed self-rating checklists (if available) and either send beforehand or take them to the consultation meeting.
  5. Consult and get approved for PLAR.

    • Arrange a meeting with the program’s program head/PLAR consultant. If contact information is not in a Candidate Guide, phone 306-765-1652 or email to request that information.
    • The consultant will clarify PLAR eligibility, fees, timelines and assessment methods.
    • The consultant’s signed approval is required on your PLAR application form (pdf). If approved for PLAR, the consultant will provide assessment instructions.
  6. Register for PLAR and pay fees.

    • Submit the completed PLAR application form (pdf) in person, or by email attachment, fax or mail to Registration Services at one of our four campuses: Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, or Moose Jaw.
    • Pay fees. Sask Polytech accepts the following payment options:
      • Through your bank or credit union online or in person, this includes Internet banking, telephone banking or in person banking.
      • In person at Enrolment Services. Debit, cheque, cash or money orders are accepted.
      • Online with your credit card (including pre-paid Visa or MasterCard). Credit card payments can only be made online. A non-refundable convenience fee of 1.75% will be applied.
        You can pay through  your financial institution by using Internet banking, telephone banking or by visiting a branch in person. Add Saskatchewan Polytechnic as a payee with your bank or credit union. Once you have registered Saskatchewan Polytechnic with your bank, you can use your 9-digit Saskatchewan Polytechnic ID number as your account number for making payments. Allow up to two business days for bank processing before your payment is credited to your student account at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Please ensure with your bank that your daily withdrawal limit can accommodate payment.

        Call or visit Enrolment Services at any main campus and pay your program tuition by cheque (made payable to Saskatchewan Polytechnic) debit, money order or cash ($500 limit).

        Credit card payments can only be made online. As of July 1, 2017, a convenience fee will be applied. See Frequently Asked Questions about this change.

        Credit card payments can only be made online. Use these instructions to make online tuition payments.

        As of July 1, 2017, a non-refundable convenience fee of 1.75% will be applied. See Frequently Asked Questions about this change.

        There is no convenience fee associated with Interac Online payments. You must login to mySaskPolytech and go to myFinances to pay your tuition fees by credit card or Interac Online.

  7. Complete the PLAR assessment.

    • Assessment may involve one or more different assessment methods to complete requirements for a course or course block. 
    • The assessor will evaluate all evidence and submit results to Registration Services within a reasonable time.
  8. Find out your results

    • If successful, the course credit(s) will appear on your transcript. You can login to mySaskPolytech to view/print an unofficial transcript or request an official transcript. 
    • If unsuccessful, you will receive mailed or emailed notice with options for follow up:
      • consult with the program head for advice,
      • appeal the evaluation, and/or
      • take the course.