Financing your studies
Whether you are a company or an employee continuing education, there are several schemes to finance vocational training. Therefore, co-funding can take various forms:
The CPF (STA): Staff Training Account (law of 5 March 2014)
The CPF succeeds the DIF. It is credited in hours (capped at 150 hours) and allows employees to access qualification training.
NEOMA Business School’s programmes are eligible for CPF. You can use your hours to fund these courses.More information - ‘’COPANEF’’ list, except for sectorial training programmes.
The CIF (ITL): Individual Training Leave
CIF allows each employee to follow throughout their career, from their own initiative and on an individual basis, a training enabling them to qualify, evolve or retrain. Funding will be paid by OPACIF (FONGECIF, branch of OPCA, or AGECIF) for the tuition fees based on the employee's professional project. The employees remain in their post within the company, training will be given during working hours.
There is a possibility of getting training outside of working hours and the educational costs are covered.
The training plan
The training plan encompasses all activities chosen by the employer in relation to the company's strategy and its development projects: training activities, skills assessment and the validation of acquired knowledge from the experience (VAE).
It's built every year by businesses based on the training needs expressed during annual discussions.
You can then get information from the HR department or the training service at your company.
The professionalisation period
The professionalisation period is intended to encourage job retention of certain employees, via alternating qualification training.
Financed by the professionalisation funds this training can take place during or outside working hours. Funding is covered by OPCA in accordance with the branch agreements. Training must be alternated with professional activity, within working hours or outside of working hours.
The professionalisation contract
The professionalisation contract is an employment contract, joint with an alternating training, aimed at integrating new staff, to train them into company roles. It is depending on the age of the employee (see the schemes for more or less 26 years old).
You can therefore check with the OPCA.