Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme PLUS (CITREP+)

What is it

The Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) is a programme under IMDA's TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative to support the continuous upskilling and reskilling of the ICT workforce through short form courses and/or certification fee support.

Through CITREP+, individuals can build specialised in-demand ICT skills to boost employability and stay relevant. Courses and professional certifications are offered in areas such as 5G, Cybersecurity & Cloud.

Who is it for

  • Eligible Singaporeans and PRs
  • Companies to upskill eligible employees

Benefits

  • Enjoy course and/or certification fee support. For more information on programme support, click HERE (128.36KB).

Claim procedure

Trainees who wish to claim for CITREP+ funding must submit their online claim applications to IMDA via ICMS upon course or certification completion. Please refer to the Claim Application Guide (617.31KB) for detailed application procedures.

For Organisation-Sponsored Trainees, the claim application will be submitted by the sponsoring organisation.

For Self-Sponsored Trainees, the claim application has to be completed by the individual.

All claims for CITREP+ disbursement must be submitted to IMDA within three (3) months from completion date of the last examination or final post-training assessment. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applications with incomplete supporting documents will be rejected for processing.

Programme term

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

For enquiries

For more information, you can refer to CITREP+ FAQs (282.44KB) 
    or contact us at the following:

    Eligibility Criteria

    To be eligible for funding support under CITREP+, all trainees must be enrolled by the endorsed course provider or testing centre for the intended course or certification in IMDA’s Infocomm Competency Management System (ICMS) before the commencement of the training course or certification.
    TraineeEligibility Criteria
    Organisation-Sponsored trainee
    • Be a Singapore Citizen or PR
    • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certificate Awarding Body
    • Be enrolled by the endorsed course provider or testing centre for the intended course or certification in the ICMS system before the commencement of the training course or certification
    • Commence the training courses or certification examination between 1 Apr 2021 and 31 March 2022 (or otherwise stipulated by IMDA)
    • The sponsoring organisation must be incorporated or registered in Singapore. Employees of Local Government Agencies are not eligible.
    • Employees of these organisations can, however, qualify for CITREP under the self-sponsored category
    • Sponsoring organisations claiming up to 90% funding support must meet the SME eligibility criteria1 and will have to complete and submit Form 2 to endorsed Course Provider.
    Self-Sponsored trainee
    • Be a Singapore citizen or PR at the point of course / certification examination commencement (refer to funding support table (128.36KB) for more details)
    • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certificate Awarding Body
    • Be enrolled by the endorsed course provider or testing centre for the intended course or certification in the ICMS system before the commencement of the training course or certification
    • Commence the training courses or certification examination between 1 Apr 2021 and 31 March 2022 (or otherwise stipulated by IMDA)
    Note:
    1SMEs are defined as companies having:
    • Minimum 30% local shareholding AND
    • Company Group annual sales turnover not more than $100 million OR
    • Company Group employment size not more than 200 workers
    Group tracing includes all corporate shareholder(s) holding more than 50% of total shareholding of the company and any subsequent corporate parents and all subsidiaries of the company

    Application Procedure, Useful Guides and Forms

    Application Procedure

    All claim applications must be submitted online via the IMDA’s Infocomm Competency Management System (ICMS).

    Applicants must upload and attach the supporting documents via ICMS during the submission of online applications.

    The sponsoring organisations and self-sponsored individuals must have a valid ICMS account to submit a CITREP+ claim. To apply for a new organisation or individual account, please click here.

    Self-sponsored applicants must have their SingPass ID and password to access ICMS. To find out more and/or apply for SingPass, please click here.

    To access ICMS, please click here.

    Sponsoring Organisations & Individuals

    Course Providers

    1. General Information
    2. Skills Framework for ICT Mapping
    3. Additional Submission Documents

    Frequently Asked Questions

    ICMS Guides


    For Employers

    Upskill Existing Employees

    Maintain skills relevancy for employees via short form tech courses and certifications

    WHAT IT DOES

    Provides support for companies to keep pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training for employees.

    Short form ICT courses and certifications are available to build ICT technical skills, including specialised technical skills in areas such as 5G, Cybersecurity & Cloud.

    WHAT YOU GET

    Eligible companies can obtain funding support of up to 90% of nett payable course and certification fees.