What is VAE?

Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) is recognised by the French Labour Code and Education Code and enables someone’s experience (professional or otherwise) to be recognised so that they can obtain a degree, a qualification or a professional qualification certificate. Degrees, qualifications and certificates are therefore accessible through experience (and not just through initial or continuing education).

What are the conditions?

Proof of 3 years of continuous or intermittent professional experience (paid or unpaid, voluntary, etc.) relating to the content of the intended certification (degree, qualification, etc.).

Further information at www.vae.gouv.fr


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