# 2020-153 Careers, Prior learning assessment review

Prior learning assessment review (PLAR)

Case summary

F&R Date: 2021-08-27

The grievor challenged the prior learning assessment conducted when she enrolled. She requested double credits to recognize prior education and a second employment, and that she receive partial credits for periods less than two full years.

The Director General Compensation and Benefits, acting as Initial Authority (IA), explained that under subsection 204.015(2) (Qualifying service) of the Compensation and Benefits Instructions applicable to the Canadian Forces, the Chief of the Defence Staff publishes the Military Occupation List – Incentives and Allowances (Regular Force). This list is the order that governs pay credits that may be offered. The IA determined that double and partial credits are not covered.

The Committee concluded that years of relevant civilian experience are counted in real time and that the policy does not provide for granting credits for periods less than two years. The Committee recommended that redress not be granted. 

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