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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Genesis University (formerly Association for Hebraic Studies Institute) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA 200)


Classroom-based or distance learning course administered through Genesis University. 

Genesis University, Miami, FL; authorized instructional sites, or approved proctor sites.

January 2022 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the concept of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and the different forms of PLA;  define college-level learning; explain how learning styles are used in in PLA; explain Bloom's Taxonomy and relate it to PLA and learning; identify factors that lead to PLA success; reflect on their areas of expertise and draw conclusions about whether accomplishments in these areas constitute college-level learning; identify appropriate next steps based on a self-evaluation; identify significant life learning experiences; select experience and learning that could correlate to coursework; extract course-specific knowledge and theoretical understanding from experience and apply the principles to problem-solving situations and experiences; and organize evidence or documentation that supports learning claims.


Emphasis is placed on identifying experiences and areas of knowledge and supporting evidence to build a portfolio. Topics include: prior learning; college- level learning; and learning principles. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Prior Learning Assessment, Education, or Adult Learning (11/22).