Access to certification through Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience (VAE – validation of non formal learning)

VAE enables those concerned to obtain all or part of a certification for professional purposes on the basis of professional experience as a salaried employee, a self-employed person (tradespeople, tradespeople’s assistants, members of professions, farmers, artisans, etc.) and/or a volunteer worker (in unions, associations, etc.) and/or a volunteer elsewhere, and/or an elected official, provided that the certification sought has a direct link with the experience.

VAE can be financed by vocational training funds, provided that the professional certification sought is listed in the national register of professional certifications (RNCP).

You are looking for certification that can be acquired via VAE ?

Consult the RNCP (in French)

You are seeking advice or information about VAE ?

Go to VAE.GOUV.FR (in French)