Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior learning assessments (PLAs) provide a process through which students identify areas of relevant learning from their past experiences, demonstrate that learning through appropriate documentation, and submit their materials so that they can be assessed and possibly awarded academic credit relative to specific course objectives.

OFTC may award college credit through the following methods:

  • Military Training
  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Professional Certification and Licensure
  • Institutional Exemption Exam
  • Standardized Exam Credit
  • Non-transferable Credit

Please review the OFTC Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Student Handbook and Administrator’s Guide for detailed information on how to get started with the PLA evaluation process.

PLA Documents

More Information

For questions or more information about Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), please contact OFTC’s PLA Coordinator Ms. Saketta Brown at or 478-274-7643.