The Prior Learning Examination (PLE English second language) and the French Uniform Examination (français langue seconde)
These tests permit anyone 16 years or older to have formal recognition of their English second-language skills for the PLE and French second-language for the uniform exam regardless of location, time or modalities of their learning. They bring together questions related to the Secondary 3, 4 and 5 courses, including, for the PLE, enriched English in Secondary 5.
Article 28 of the Basic adult general education regulation allows an adult to register for tests that are mandatory to obtain credits without having taken the corresponding course, regardless of where, when and how they acquired their skills.
All Quebec citizens 16 years and older are entitled to this service. An adult may have learned on his own, in his mother tongue or a second language, as well as in mathematics or in the field of personal and social development. He must demonstrate his ability to pass a course exam even if he has not registered for an educational program.
Source: Administrative Guide for the Certification of Studies and Management of Ministerial Examinations, MEES