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Personal training account (CPF)
Know your rights
What is the CFP?
It is an account with a sum of money. This money allows you to follow the training throughout your life.
How do I know the amount of my CPF?
You have to go to the site www.moncompteformation.gouv.fr.
To create an account, your social security number is sufficient.
You can consult your training rights here. They are presented in the form of a sum in euros.
How is my CPF fed?
As long as you work at least half-time, your CPF is financed by €500 per year. With a total limit of €5,000.
If you are less than half time, this amount is proportional to your working time.
For example, if you work 1/5 of the time, ie 7 hours a week, your account is credited with €100 per year.
How do I get money back from my CPF?
This money can only be used for training.
It is up to you to take the initiative to use it, following the procedure on the site My Training Account.
Does my CPF allow me to take any training?
No. The training must meet certain goals.
For example, it could be:
– A certification training, that is to say that allows you to obtain a recognized professional certification
– Training to validate the experience gained
– A skills assessment
– Preparation for certain driving licenses
– Training dedicated to the creation or recovery of businesses
Available training courses are on the My Training Account site.
Should I inform my employer of my training request?
No, if the training is done outside working hours.
But if it is planned during working hours, you must ask your employer for a leave of absence. This request must be made at least 60 days before the start of the training, or even 120 days if the training lasts more than 6 months.
Can my employer refuse my training request?
You do not need their agreement for training outside working hours (for example in the evening or RTT).
But if the requested training takes place during working time, your employer may refuse your request.
Can I do a course that is more expensive than the amount available on my CPF?
If the training you want costs more than the amount available on your CPF, you can seek a financial supplement.
For example, ask your employer or organizations such as Agefiph or regional council.
Can I use my CPF if I am unemployed?
Your CPF follows you throughout your life. Keep your rights, even if you change employers or lose your job.
Can I give the amount of money from my CPF to a partner or relative?
This amount of money cannot be donated to a third party.