Please note that there will be no classes from March 4th to March 8th 2024 inclusively.

Have a restful Spring Break.

RAC (Recognition of Acquired Competencies)

RAC is available in, but not limited to, the following vocational programs:

  • Accounting
  • Secretarial Studies
  • Computing Support
  • School Daycare Educator
  • Construction Business Management,
  • Hotel Reception
  • Institutional, and Home Care Assistance
  • Carpentry 
  • Industrial Drafting

What is RAC ( Recognition of Acquired Competencies) ?

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The Ministry of Education believes that on-the-job training should count towards the granting of a diploma or attestation.  Through our Recognition of Acquired Competencies Program, you can gain advanced standing in a diploma or attestation program because of the experience you bring to your studies.

During a RAC interview you will meet with a content specialist who will guide you through the process; review the career competencies you have developed, the objectives and competencies which are to be developed within a career program, and create an individualized study and assessment plan that will lead you to the successful completion of, and graduation from, a recognized vocational course of study.

How does it work? A simple 5 step process to get you a diploma ! 

Is RAC for you?

RAC is for adults who have significant experience in a specific field and wish to have this experience officially recognized. RAC is for you if you are motivated to update your skills, have years of working experience in one field, have had a variety of learning experiences, volunteer or substantial knowledge in a fieldIt is also for someone who has received training outside of Québec that is not currently recognized by the Ministry of Education. Check out our Computing Support candidate below!


WHY decide to proceed with RAC?

  • Improve your working conditions
  • Acquire a diploma to aspire to a new job
  • Integrate more easily into the job market (persons outside Quebec or outside the rest of Canada)
  • Qualify to meet the requirements of regulated trades.
  • Take stock of the competencies you have acquired over the years for personal reasons.

Listen to Elizabeth (PAB)  tell us about what it’s like to be in the RAC process with CDC Pont-Viau



More Testimonials 


My name is Mona Iordache. I have recently completed the RAC DEP Computing Support at CDC Pont Viau. It was a great experience, the whole team supported me every step of the way. I was able to proceed at my own pace, making the whole process more enjoyable and less stressful. Completing the process allowed me to continue on the path to a new career. I highly recommend this process to anyone on the path to further their career in the rewarding IT field. Many thanks to the team at CDC!



My experienced in CDC Pont Viau is truly amazing. RAC for me is the best option for those individual who has work experienced and wanted to obtained a Diploma and for those who are presently working who has certain difficulty with their schedules. This program is designed for us because the exams and classes can be adjusted on your availability. The staff and teachers at CDC Pont Viau are very professionals. They inspires the students to do better on this field. Based on my experienced, Ms. Anna Maria and Ms. Marlen are not only a mentor that gives us knowledge, but an inspiration on pursuing this career on the next level. I am looking forward on going back to take an LPN or taking up  Nursing next year after finishing my full time french language course. 


Please contact Anna to learn more

Tel: 450.680.3032 ext 4136