MPLAN has two awards for achievement in Recognition of Prior Learning - the PEARL Award and the ExemPLAR Award. The table below lays out how the two awards are similar and how they differ.
MPLAN also offers an award through Red River College for registered participants taking any one of the courses offered in the RPL Practitioner Certificate Program. An award of $400.00 will be granted to a successful applicant annually. See more information here.
|Criteria||PEARL Award||ExemPLAR Award|
|Created by MPLAN||Yes
|Recognizes authentic achievement in RPL||Yes||Yes|
|Recognizes not only real achievement in RPL, but also the pursuit of excellence in PLAR/RPL over time and/or in the face of substantial challenges. The PEARL Award recognizes ‘Heavy Duty’ RPL.||Yes||N.A.|
|Recognizes success in RPL that is both authentic and substantial, but also something that could be seen as doable by potential newcomers to RPL.
One example: an employer improves productivity and profits by successfully incorporating RPL into the workplace as part of a new Human Resources strategy.
Honours the past and the authentic pursuit of excellence in RPL despite substantial challenges.