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Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

last updated 11 January 2017

CITREP+ supports local ICT professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through the training, they will acquire technical skills sets that will enable them to remain relevant and productive.

Objectives

To build a strong core of specialised Singaporean ICT professionals with Smart Nation capabilities, CITREP+ is now expanded to support entry-level professionals to build specialised ICT skills through broad-based training and certifications.

IMDA will work with training providers to develop and offer quality infocomm professional development technology courses and professional certifications that impart knowledge and skills in relevant areas.

Programme Support

Trainees under the programme will receive funding support as follows:

Category Training Course and Certification Certification Only
Professionals Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee Up to 70% of the nett payable certification fees, capped at $500 per trainee
Students including NSF
(** With effect for courses and/or certifications commencing from 1st July 2016)
Up to 100% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,000 per trainee Up to 100% of the nett payable certification fees, capped at $500 per trainee

** For more details on CITREP+ funding support for students/NSF, please refer to CITREP+ Claim Application Guide.

Please click here for the list of endorsed courses and certifications.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding support under CITREP+, a trainee must:

  • Be a Singapore citizen at the point of course / certification examination commencement;
  • 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 IMDA’s Infocomm Competency Management System (ICMS) before the commencement of the training course or certification.

For Organisation-Sponsored trainees, 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.

Students who wish to attend CITREP+ courses or certifications will be required to produce letter of support and proof of matriculation from the PSEIs of Singapore. Full Time NSF or those that reached their ORD will need to produce relevant PSEI graduation certifications and/or proof of National Service enlistment.

Claim Conditions

For course and certification fees support, the trainee must complete the course and pass all examinations required by the certification or post-training assessment within 12 months from the course commencement date with the following conditions:

  • Meet the minimum 75% attendance of the training course as per endorsed roadmap; and
  • Achieve the final certification status (applicable to certifiable programmes only).

For certification fees support, the trainee must pass all examinations required by the certification and achieve the final certification status within 12 months from the commencement date of the first examination.

Application Procedure

All course endorsement and claim applications must be submitted online via the online system known as 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.

All 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.

To download CITREP+ guides, please click here.

Trainees

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 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.

Course Providers & Testing Centres

Course providers and testing centres who are interested to have their courses or certification endorsed under the CITREP+ may submit their applications to IMDA for endorsement via ICMS. Please refer to the Course/Certification Endorsement Guide for detailed application procedures.

Programme Term

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

Contact Information

For more information, please contact CITREP+ Hotline at:
Tel: 63-CITREP (6324-8737)
Email: CITREP@imda.gov.sg