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Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

last updated 28 July 2017

CITREP+ supports local professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through continuous up-skilling, fresh professionals and mid-career professionals may acquire or enhance technical skills sets which will enable them to remain relevant and productive in their careers.

Objectives

To build a strong core of local ICT professionals with Smart Nation capabilities, CITREP+ has been expanded to support entry-level professionals since April 2016 to build specialised ICT skills through broad-based training courses 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 Type
Singapore
Citizen
Permanent Resident
(with effect from 1 August 2017)
Training Course and Certification Certification Only Training Course and Certification Certification Only
Organisation- sponsored Non SMEs 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 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
SMEs Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee
Professionals (40 years old and above) Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee
Self-Sponsored 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 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
Professionals (40 years old and above) Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee
Students and/or Full-Time National Service (NSF) 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 Not eligible

** For more details on CITREP+ funding support for Professionals aged 40 and above/Students/NSF/SMEs, please refer to CITREP+ Claim Application Guide.

CITREP+ Endorsed Courses and Certifications

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

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.

Trainee Eligibility Criteria
Organisation-Sponsored trainee
  • Be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident at the point of course / certification examination commencement;
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certificate Awarding Body;
  • The sponsoring organisation must be incorporated or registered in Singapore.

  • Sponsoring SMEs organisation who wish to apply for up to 90% funding support for course and certification
    • must meet SME1 status
  • Sponsoring SMEs organisation will be required to complete Form 2 (CITREP+ Company Declaration of SME Status for Funding Support Form)
  • Organisation-sponsored Professionals aged 40 years old and above applying for up to 90% funding support for course and certification
    • Be a Singapore citizen
    • Aged 40 years old and above
  • Employees of local government agencies will qualify for CITREP+ under the self-sponsored category
Self-Sponsored trainee
  • Be a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident at the point of course / certification examination commencement (refer to funding support table above for more details);
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certificate Awarding Body;

  • Professionals aged 40 years old and above applying for up to 90% funding support for course and certification
    • Be a Singapore Citizen
    • Aged 40 years old and above
  • Students/NSF applying for up to 100% funding support for course and/or certification
    • Be a Singapore Citizen
    • Aged 17 to 25 years old
  • 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 within 6 months will need to produce relevant PSEI graduation certifications and/or proof of National Service enlistment / ORD status.

1Based on SPRING’s definition of SMEs, SMEs 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

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).

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 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.

Sponsoring organisations will require either SingPass ID or CorpPass ID to access ICMS. After December 2017, business entities will have to access ICMS using CorpPass ID. To find out more and/or apply for CorpPass, 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 2017 to 31 March 2018

Contact Information

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