The recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) is a process that allows an individual with skills gained through life or work experience to obtain official recognition of their competencies with a program of study.
Depending on the goals set up by the individual, this process will help identify which competencies are mastered and to see what competencies are missing.
At the end of the process, the recognition will appear on an official document (report card, attestation, diplôma, etc.) confirming either that all competencies have been completed (the study program) or part of the competencies of the said program (units or credits, etc.) have been completed.
A brief resume of the process:
General Education :
The Secondary School Equivalency Test is offered to individuals who didn’t complete their high school classes, but who have the equivalent knowledge. The success of these tests is recognized by a Secondary School Equivalency Attestation (AENS). This attestation gives access to many other vocational programs, and some jobs requiring a secondary 5 level or equivalent.
The functional prerequisites give access to some specific vocational programs, and contain 2 mandatory parts: