Validation of Prior Learning Assessment

The Validation of Prior Learning Assessment (VAE) is :

A new way to obtain all or part of a professional diploma, title or professional certification appearing on a list validated by the National Commission for Professional Certifications.

By means other than training, it is now possible for anyone who has been in active life for at least one year to obtain the professional title of “Cultural Manager”, with recognition of their professional experience and the skills developed in their activity.

The law recognizes that work activity allows for the acquisition of skills, knowledge and qualifications, such as vocational training. Validation of experience is now an individual right enshrined in Book IX of the Labour Code and in the Education Code by the Social Modernization Act passed on 17 January 2002. It is not an obligation. It is carried out at the request of the individual.

To do this you will need to apply for validation from the EAC. Only one application may be submitted in the same calendar year for the same degree and at the same institution. Three applications are possible for different diplomas.

VAE – Conditions and validations : procedure and jury

The VAE package applies to :

All people involved in working life are covered by the validation of prior learning at EAC as long as they can prove they have at least 1 year of professional experience. Anyone, whatever his/her status, his/her academic level, his/her qualification, can apply for a VAE in order to obtain a professional title of “Cultural Manager”.

The audiences concerned by the VAE approach are :

  • job seekers,
  • young people without professional qualification (level 5, baccalaureate, undergraduate degree without results, youth jobs…),
  • private-sector employees on permanent and fixed-term contracts, temporary workers, etc.
  • non-employees : members of a liberal profession, farmers, artisans, traders, self-employed workers, …
  • candidates in an administrative competition (to obtain the required level)
  • volunteers with association or union experience, etc.

Constitution of the booklet :

To know all the steps in the constitution of the file for the Validation of Prior Learning Assessment, please contact the Admission Office :

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