Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


PLAR fees vary with the method of assessment chosen: portfolio, challenge exam or Credit Bank. PLAR fees are based on the services performed in the assessment process and the number of credits awarded.

For PLAR assessment of an individual course, fees are not more than the course fee as stated in the tuition fee schedule.

All PLAR fees are non-refundable.

Portfolio-Based Assessment Fees

  • Competency-based portfolio:

    $750 flat fee

  • Course-based portfolio:

    $520 (initial) flat fee + $36 per credit awarded (after assessment completion)

    John Smith applies for PLAR and gets credit for two courses (6 credits)
    $520 (initial flat fee)
    Per credit awarded = $36 x 6 = $216
    Total fee = $520 + $216 = $736

  • Combination portfolio:

    $750 flat fee (competency-based) + $36 per credit awarded (course-based)

Challenge Exam Fees

$100 per credit awarded

Most courses are worth 3 credits, so the cost per course is generally $300.

Credit Bank Fees

Variable; please contact a PLAR Advisor for details.

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for all associated costs involved with PLAR. These costs will vary and may include long-distance phone calls to an assessor, travel to an assessment site and/or mailing a portfolio to an assessor.