Advising for Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

RPL Orientation Sessions

IMPORTANT: In accordance with advice we received from the Province of Manitoba regarding mass gatherings during the global COVID-19 pandemic, Red River College made the decision to cancel face-to-face RPL orientation sessions until further notice.

You can view the RPL orientation session information at the links provided below:

The health and safety of our staff, students and stakeholders is our highest priority. The decision is a proactive measure taken in concert with Manitoba Health guidelines and in response to an uncertain and rapidly changing situation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If, after viewing the slide presentations, you have further questions about Recognition of Prior Learning, please send an email to

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