Financing Professional Training

Financing Professional Training

Financing Professional Training

How can you finance your professional training in France?

Every individual is a player in his or her career path and co-invests in his or her employability through lifelong learning. Within this framework, the Freedom Act of September 5, 2018, enables people to choose their professional future by changing the way training projects are financed.

In France, as abroad, there are numerous solutions to give you the opportunity to train throughout your working life :

  • Dinancial partners can finance your training
  • Your employer may pay all or part of the amount requested.
  • The government can also finance your training, ...

If you don't know where to turn, our training advisors are on hand to help you put together your funding application.


Since April 14, 2020, exceptional provisions have come into force to facilitate access to training during the COVID period.

Through these measures promoting access to training, the aim of the government, and in particular the Ministry of Labor, is to enable companies to "train rather than lay off". train rather than lay off "These measures are aimed primarily at companies making use of part-time working.

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Please note: the FNE-Formation scheme has been extended for 2022.


All the company's employees in France are concerned.

The skills development plan is drawn up on the basis of employees' training needs during annual appraisal and professional interviews.

All our programs are eligible for this scheme: short or long training courses, with or without qualifications, our short or long training courses with or without qualifications, and validation of acquired experience (VAE).



In France, employees and jobseekers are eligible for the CPF.

Since 2019, this account, which was recorded in hours until 2018, has been "monetized". This is a budget that can be mobilized by employees and jobseekers to finance their plans for training leading to a diploma or certification.

To make your request and find out your CPF budget, first log on to the MY TRAINING ACCOUNT website.

Your CPF budget can be topped up by yourself, your company, your OPCO (Opérateur paritaire de compétences), or institutional partners in employment and training.

You need to apply for CPF funding as soon as you are accepted or registered for a training course. This can be done without requesting authorization from your company for training on personal time, or in agreement with your company's HR department. For jobseekers, you need to apply to Pôle Emploi or a CEP (Conseiller en Evolution Professionnelle).


All employees in the French private sector with an open-ended or fixed-term contract at the time of your application are entitled to this benefit, subject to the seniority conditions laid down.

This is a specific mobilization of the Personal Training Account (CPF), enabling employees to take time off work to attend a financed training course. Funding is provided by joint organizations solely for "Professional Transition" training projects, i.e. those aimed at acquiring new skills with a view to changing jobs or professions (professional retraining). *

Our training programs aiming for a diploma/full certification or blocks of skills listed in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) or a certification listed in the RSCH (Répertoire Spécifique des Certifications et Habilitations) are eligible.

Whatever the course chosen, the application must be submitted at least 4 months before the start of the course.


This scheme is available to French companies for professional development projects and employee job retention. The PRO-A work-study retraining period is managed by the company, which takes the necessary steps and calls directly on theOPCO.

This scheme is particularly aimed at employees whose qualifications (below baccalaureate level, bac +3) are insufficient to keep pace with changes in technology or work organization.

Our training programs aiming for a diploma/certification registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) are eligible.



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Would you like to find out more about financing your training?

Sabrina NANA is available to help you put together your financing application.
- email :
- tel : +33 1 47 20 97 90

How can you finance your professional training in Africa?


Possibility of financing up to 80% of the training price of candidates via a 7% ex-VAT credit, in 7 UEMOA countries:

  • Ivory Coast,
  • Niger,
  • Benin,
  • Togo,
  • Senegal,
  • Burkina Faso,
  • Mali.

For the list of branches concerned, please contact our dedicated Africa advisors on +225 07 49 49 49 39 or by e-mail


The training courses offered on the Abidjan Campus are eligible for the Fond de Développement de la Formation Professionnelle (FDFP), part of a vocational training scheme implemented in 1991, as part of a Human Resources Development Program (PVRH).

The FDFP guides and implements continuing vocational training and apprenticeship policy in Côte d'Ivoire.


Our training consultants will be happy to help you put together your funding application.

Don't hesitate to contact them on +225 07 49 49 49 39 for Africa

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