Subsidy

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

Term: 1 April 2016 to 31 March 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.

Funding Support

Category Training Course and Certification
Professionals Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 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

Eligibility Support

Category Eligibility Criteria
Professionals Self-Sponsored Trainee
  • Be a Singapore Citizen at the point of course commencement
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider
  Organisation-Sponsored Trainee
  • Be a Singapore Citizen at the point of course commencement
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider
  • The sponsoring organisation must be incorporated or registered in Singapore.
  • Employees of Local Government Agencies are not eligible. However, employees of these organizations can qualify under the self-sponsored category.
Students   Singapore Citizen
  • Age 17 to 25
  • Be a Singapore citizen at the point of course / certification examination commencement
Must be currently enrolled in full time post-secondary academic studies
  • Pursuing NITEC, Higher NITEC, Diploma, and up to First Degree awarded through Post-Secondary Educational Institutes (PSEIs) in Singapore
  • The trainee must submit proof of matriculation from PSEI to support student status
  • The trainee must have recommendation by PSEI to pursue the endorsed CITREP+ Course and/or Certification
  • The trainee must commence the endorsed CITREP+ Course and/or Certification before the PSEI’s graduation date
  • The trainee must complete and pass all examinations required by the endorsed course and/or certification to achieve the final certification status within the Qualifying Period of 12 months from the commencement date
Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certificate Awarding Body

Be enrolled by the IMDA approved Course Provider or Testing Centre for the intended course or certification in IMDA’s Infocomm Competency Management System (ICMS) before the commencement of the endorsed course and/or certification
Full-Time National Service (NSFs)   Singaporean Citizen, serving National Service, up to 6 months post ORD date
  • The trainee must commence the endorsed CITREP+ Course and/or Certification within the period stated above
  • The trainee must complete and pass all examinations required by the endorsed course and/or certification to achieve the final certification status within the Qualifying Period of 12 months from the commencement date
The trainee must submit documentary proof to support full-time NSF status

Claim Conditions for Training Course and Certification Fees Support

The trainee must complete the course and pass all examinations required by the certification or course assessment within 12 months from the course commencement date:

  • With at least 75% attendance of the training course based on the endorsed roadmap;
  • Achieve the final certification status (applicable to certifiable programme only).

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.

Centre for Health Informatics will provide trainees with all the relevant supporting documents required to submit the claim:

  1. Photocopy of trainee’s NRIC
  2. Copies of Invoice and Receipt issued by the Course Provider for the Course and/or Certification Examination Fees paid by the trainee
  3. Daily attendance sheet signed by the trainee
  4. Certificate of Course Completion/Achievement confirming the minimum 75% training attendance issued by the Course Provider
  5. Assessment Result issued by the Course Provider

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.

SkillsFuture Credit

The SkillsFuture Credit aims to strengthen ownership of skills development and lifelong learning. Credits provided to Singapore Citizens can be used to pay for course fees for attending work skills-related courses, on top of CITREP+ subsidy, for self sponsored trainees.