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  • What is RAC?

    Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC)

    RAC provides people with the opportunity to receive academic credits for skills and knowledge gained through training, life or workplace experience.

    Benefits of RAC for individuals, for immigrants, and for businesses

    For individuals:

    • Avoid the repetition of training for competencies you already have
    • Obtain formal recognition
    • Improve your employability and income

    For immigrants:

    • Obtain formal recognition from a Canadian College
    • Gain access to accelerated training
    • Receive personal coaching on how to enter the workforce in your field in Quebec
    • Prepare for the future
    • Improve your work-related communication skills in French and English

    For businesses:

    • Obtain an objective portrait of your employees’ competencies
    • Get accelerated and personalized training for your employees
    • Retain your employees
    • Prepare for the future
    • Have your employees’ competencies officially recognized

    Certification obtained

    At the end of the process, if you successfully complete all evaluations, you receive an official certification, either an AEC (Attestation d’Études Collégiales) or a DEC (Diplôme d’Études Collégiales) recognized by the MEES (Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur). To see a list of programs for which you can obtain certification, please consult the programs offered section of the site.  
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