IMPORTANT: Submit one RPL application per NBCC course
You must submit a separate application form for EACH NBCC course you are seeking credit for. If you use one form to apply for credit toward more than one NBCC course, your application will be rejected.
Are you submitting formal learning (post-secondary courses) for evaluation?
If you are submitting one or more previously completed courses for evaluation, you must include the following supporting documentation with your application:
- Detailed course outline(s) for previously completed course(s)
A detailed course outline includes specific information about the competencies and learning outcomes you achieved, as well as the methods of assessment, topic/content list, learning activities, textbooks, and any other details that will help us to determine whether the course matches at least 80% of the competencies, scope, and level of learning required in the respective NBCC course. Applications with insufficient course outlines will be rejected.
Course outlines must be authentic and verifiable and MUST include the same course code as the corresponding code indicated on your official transcript. The RPL Office reserves the right to request additional documentation to confirm the authenticity of course outlines. If it is found that you submitted fraudulent documents or breached the College’s Academic Integrity policy (pdf), your application will be denied and all previous RPL applications will be subject to review and re-evaluation. In addition, you will not be permitted to submit any future RPL applications.
IMPORTANT: The course code indicated on your outline MUST match the related code on your official transcript.
Please note: You may also choose to submit additional supporting documentation to demonstrate the learning you achieved in the course(s) you previously completed. This evidence could include lists of experiments, assignment guidelines, handouts, supplemental documents, etc.
- Official transcript from a recognized post-secondary institution
Your transcript must show that credit was awarded for your course(s) and that you earned a minimum grade of 60%. You may upload a scanned copy of your official transcript with your application OR if you do not have a copy of your official transcript, you should attach an unofficial version for review. However, in order for your result to be finalized and credit added to your NBCC transcript you
must submit an official transcript to the RPL Office no
later than 14 calendar days following submission of your RPL application.
If you need to request an official transcript from your previous post-secondary institution, please ask them to email it to the RPL Office at RPL@nbcc.ca.
If your previous post-secondary institution will not email your official transcript to us directly, ask them to mail it to your home address. You can then scan the document and send it to RPL@nbcc.ca.
Please include your full name, NBCC student ID, and the Service Request number of your RPL application in the subject line of your email.
Please note that we do not require official transcripts from NBCC. If you
are submitting an NBCC course for credit transfer, you may simply upload your unofficial transcript with your application.
Helpful Tip:Some post-secondary institutions require extra time to produce transcripts, so make sure to request your transcript early. Your result will not be finalized until we receive your official transcript.
Are you submitting work or life experience and/or non-formal learning for evaluation?
If you are submitting experiential and/or non-formal learning for evaluation, your supporting documentation must adhere to the following guidelines:
- The documents must verify the learning described in your application form
- A detailed narrative or self-reflection must accompany all applications for experiential and/or non-formal learning. The narrative or self-reflection must provide specific details as to how your experiential and/or non-formal learning aligns with at least 80% of the competencies, scope and depth of learning of the NBCC course. To view NBCC course profiles, login to the RPL Portal or refer to step 3 above.
- A detailed résumé and references are required when learning outcomes are linked to specific work-related experiences.
- Where relevant, you should also include secondary sources of documentation that verify your learning achievements. These sources may take a variety of forms such as:
- Outlines, course syllabus, pamphlets, newsletters, or promotional materials
- Certificates of completion from seminars or workshops, accompanied by details regarding the service provider and the intended outcome of the training
- Samples of work you have produced which demonstrate the specified learning, such as portfolios, products, models, written reports, visual presentations, published articles, or project plans
Do you need to submit English translations of your supporting documents?
All documents submitted with your RPL application must be in English. If your original document is not in English, you must provide an official/professional translation along with the original untranslated document. Any documents that have not been translated
by a professional translator will be rejected.