Subsidy

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+)

Term: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

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.

Programme Support

    Singapore Citizen Singapore Permanent Resident (with effect from 1 August 2017)
Category Type Training Course and Certification Training Course and Certification
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 course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 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, as of 1 Jan of the current year) Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee 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 course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee
  Professionals (40 years old and above, as of 1 Jan of the current year) Up to 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee Up to 70% 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 Not eligible

Eligibility Criteria

Trainee Eligibility Criteria
Organisation-sponsored trainee
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 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. If the endorsed course does not lead to any certification (non-certifiable programme), the trainee must complete and pass the post-course assessment in accordance to the endorsed roadmap.

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.

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.

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.