Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) gives students the opportunity to demonstrate learning done outside of college to potentially earn college credit. Evaluation of all PLA options is done by content experts following established Sinclair policies, equivalencies, and course outcomes. All interested students are encouraged to contact their Academic Coach to determine if PLA is a good option for you. There are two categories: credit by exam and evaluation of a credential, transcripts, or portfolio. Visit the PLA page for more information. All proficiency exams are proctored, follow the steps below to start the process.