If you have seven years or more experience, you may be eligible to challenge the certification by building a professional portfolio that will link your experience and education to the professional competencies. If you meet over 80% of the competencies and our assessors agree, you would be granted the FNHPA certification.

The FIRST 50 applications through the PLAR path are FREE! After that the application cost is $650.

The following 3 guides in our Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition package are designed to guide you on your journey to building your portfolio:

  1. The PLAR Information Guide – Learn more about the Prior Learning and Assessment process and how to prepare your professional portfolio to demonstrate your expertise in First Nations housing management. 
  2. The PLAR Self-Assessment Tool – Use this document to measure your skills against the determined competencies for Housing Professionals working in First Nations. Those who meet 80% or higher should move on to the third document, the evidence grid, to document their experience/education. This is also a great tool to guide your annual review and professional development discussions with your employer! 
  3. The PLAR Evidence Grid – Use this document to demonstrate how you meet each competency, either through education or experience.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or would like assistance when working through these tools.

Click here to review certification policies and standards for certified First Nations Housing Professionals.