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Validation of prior learning: recognition for your career

Recognized by the French Labor Code, this system allows for the recognition of professional, volunteer or union experience through the validation of a State-recognized title (registered with the RNCP), according to procedures other than those of an end-of-training examination.

Validation of prior learning through experience

A qui s’adresse-t-elle ?

Validation of acquired experience at Sup de Pub is open to salaried employees (on fixed-term or permanent contracts, temporary workers, etc.) and non-salaried employees, job seekers, volunteers, as well as public servants, regardless of the diplomas previously obtained or their level of qualification.
There is only one condition: to justify a professional experience (salaried or not, voluntary…) of 1 year in continuous or discontinuous, in connection with the contents of the aimed RNCP title.
In accordance with the law of social modernization voted on January 17, 2002, Sup de Pub offers you a process allowing you to validate, under certain conditions, one of its titles registered in the RNCP.

Qui la finance ?

The VAE system is considered as a training action within the framework of professional training. In this respect, the costs related to the VAE (study of admissibility, support, validation session) can be paid by your CPF, your employer (through the OPCO), or by public funders (Pôle Emploi, Regional Council…)

Dispositif de VAE :

The VAE system is considered as a training action within the framework of professional training. As such, the costs related to VAE Phase 1: Information, orientation, advice
Contact the VAE advisor by e-mail or telephone to discuss your project to validate your experience, to find out which Sup de Pub titles are possible to validate, to find out about the VAE procedure and the possibilities of financing according to your status.

Phase 2: Study of the admissibility
After confirming your choice of VAE, the VAE advisor will send you the admissibility file (Livret 1). The study of admissibility makes it possible to determine whether the candidate’s skills correspond to the skills of the targeted qualification.
This file must be returned completed and accompanied by the necessary supporting documents within one month. It is studied by the VAE referent and the person in charge of teaching for the title in question. You will be notified of your eligibility within one month of receiving your complete eligibility file.

Phase 3: Assistance in writing the booklet 2
In case of positive admissibility, you can start writing the Booklet 2. The aim is to describe and analyze the skills and knowledge acquired in the course of one’s professional and/or personal career, in relation to the skills repository of the qualification sought. It will also be necessary to provide evidence of these achievements. You may be offered support by the VAE advisor. It consists of individual and/or group meetings, over a period of 6 months, lasting 20 hours, during which you will be able to gain a better understanding of the reference framework in question, the expectations of VAE, and to take a reflective look at your professional and/or personal career.

Phase 4: Jury review
Once the booklet 2 has been written, a VAE jury is organized within two months following the submission of the file. This jury is composed of two external personalities representing the sector and a speaker from the title in question. This oral examination is an extension of the written file, so it will be a question of evaluating your skills and deepening your motivations.
In the event of total validation, you will be given a parchment certifying that you have obtained the title, identical to the one obtained by the other routes to certification.
In the case of partial validation, i.e. obtaining certain blocks of skills, the jury will suggest ways and/or means of obtaining all the components of the certification. A certificate of the acquired components is given to you.
In case of non-validation, the jury will give reasons for its decision. These decisions are notified to the candidate in writing.


Violaine LE DILY
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VAE Referent

Validation of professional experience: An gas pedal for your professional development

Do you want to take a training program at a higher level than your last degree? Then you are concerned by the V.A.P. (Validation of Professional Experience)

The VAP is part of a desire for professional advancement and skills development.

If you have professional experience related to the program you are interested in, but you do not have the required level of diploma to enter it, it is possible to follow the VAP procedure.

How to start a VAP process

  • Define your project and identify the training course concerned: Among the diploma courses of Sup de Pub, which one corresponds the most to your professional project?
  • Withdraw a VAP application file from the school providing the training you wish to follow
  • Put together your VAP application file and attach the required supporting documents.

The file is then examined by the Pedagogical Commission, which decides on the admissibility of your application.

In case of a positive answer, you are invited to appear before this Pedagogical Commission, composed of the Director of the school, the Head of the program in question, a teacher involved in the program in question, and a professional from the sector concerned.

The Commission then examines your case and makes its decision within a week, and you will be able to integrate the program that suits you, saving several years!

Financing methods

Paid for by the company within the framework of the Fongécif
OPCO (Operators of skills)
Personal Training Account (CPF)
Financing Staff


Personal Training Account (CPF)
Professionalization period


OPCO (Operators of skills)
Personal Training Account (CPF)
Financing Staff
AGEFICE (Association de Gestion du Financement de la Formation des Chefs d’Entreprise)
Tax credits


Pro-A device
Personal Training Account (CPF)
Individual Training Assistance (AIF)

Updated 11 February 2022