PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition and micro-credentials could serve as a good vehicle to recognizing prior learning,  perhaps as a tool or within a portfolio.

PLAR tools include:

  • Challenge Exams
  • Demonstrations
  • Structured Interviews
  • Simulations
  • Portfolios

PLAR recognizes that learning can be formal, informal, non formal or experiential. Micro-credentials can be formal or informal so there is a possible fit with PLAR

from https://capla.ca/