What is RAC?
The recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) in vocational training is a process that makes it possible to assess and gain official recognition of competencies acquired through life and work experience based on a study program.
Recognition of acquired competencies is based on three principles:
||Individuals have a right to social recognition of their knowledge or competencies insofar as they are able to provide evidence that they possess them.
||Individuals should not have to redo in a formal educational setting any learning they may have already acquired in other contexts or other ways. What is important in the recognition of learning is what a person has learned, not where, when or how it was learned.
||Individuals should not have to gain further recognition for acquired competencies which have been carefully evaluated and sanctioned within an official system.
Who is RAC for?
- Quebec residents
- A person possessing relevant competencies related to a professional program of study
At the end of the process, you will receive an official document (report card, diploma, etc.) to certify that the competencies have been acquired, as if you had taken the training in one of our institutions.
If some competencies must be acquired either partially or completely, various adult-focused options will be proposed to you.