November 2, 2012 -
Over 130 participants from 50 colleges and universities in Washington met at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle Community College for the second annual Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Conference. Read more about it on the attached summary.

Summer 2012 -
Document produced by College Productivity (managed by HCM Strategists) and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).Throughout the document, individual state policies are compared and contrasted. Of particular interest is the state-by-state comparison of PLA-related legislation, which begins on page 20.


July 17, 2012 -
The following 2011 report from the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success seeks to contribute to the conversation about how to move the postsecondary and employment and training fields toward a qualifications framework for awarding educational credit for occupational education and training based on demonstrated competencies. Recommendations are included.


May 23, 2012 -
Reciprocity including PLA


May 22, 2012 -
Institutional Progress with Assessing and Awarding Credit for Prior Learning
Go to the Google spreadsheet to see how colleges and universities are reaching their goals.

May 21, 2012 -
House Higher Education Committee work session. TVW archive video of presentation by Diana Knauf, Jim West and Noreen Light - prior learning presentation begins at 1:39 on the video.

April 24, 2010 -
Coding process for tracking PLA