Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP) was established by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) since 1996 with the objective to accelerate the development of emerging, critical and specialised infocomm skills to meet Singapore’s infocomm manpower needs.
Under CITREP II, IDA will partner training providers to develop and offer quality infocomm professional development technology courses in areas aligned to build local core of ICT professionals with Smart Nation capabilities.
Training courses and certifications which impart knowledge and skills in the identified skill areas will be evaluated and endorsed under CITREP II. Self-sponsored trainees and organisations sponsoring their employees in these endorsed courses and certifications can apply for CITREP II funding support.
CITREP II supports training courses and certifications that are aligned to the following skills areas:
|Skill Areas||Training Course and Certification/Assessment||Certification Only|
|Critical Infocomm Skills||Not eligible for funding support||Up to 50% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $500 per trainee|
|Emerging Infocomm Skills||Up to 50% of the nett payable course and certification/assessment fees, capped at $2,500 per trainee||Up to 50% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $500 per trainee|
|Emerging + Hybrid Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component
|Up to 70% of the nett payable course and certification/assessment fees, capped at $3,500 per trainee||Up to 70% of the nett payable certification/ assessment fees, capped at $800 per trainee|
Course providers and testing centres are required to submit the courses and certifications for endorsement under CITREP II. Upon approval, trainees attending the endorsed training courses and certifications are eligible to seek funding support under the CITREP II.
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:
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. For Emerging Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component, the trainee is required to complete and pass the project work.
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