Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (CITREP)

CITREP II

(Term: 1 May 2014 to 31 March 2015) 

Introduction and Objectives  

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.

Since 1 April 2011, CITREP has been expanded to cover new and emerging areas, such as Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Green Infocomm. The aim is to deepen the capabilities of infocomm professionals and to ensure that Singapore’s infocomm manpower continues to remain competitive with the developments in the industry globally and within Singapore. 

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.

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
(min 30%)
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

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

Eligibility Criteria for CITREP II Funding Support

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.

Trainees must:

  • Be a Singapore Citizen, unless otherwise stipulated by IDA.
  • Meet the admission criteria set by the Course Provider or Certification Awarding Body (CAB).
  • Commence the endorsed training courses or certification examinations between 1 May 2014 and 31 March 2015 (or otherwise stipulated by IDA).
  • Be enrolled by the endorsed course providers for their intended courses or certifications before commencement.

For Organisation-Sponsored Trainees

  • 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.

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 at least 75% attendance of the training course based on the endorsed roadmap;
  • Complete and pass the project work (applicable to Emerging Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component); and,
  • Achieve the final certification status (applicable to certifiable programme only).

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. For Emerging Infocomm Skills with Project Work Component, the trainee is required to complete and pass the project work.

Application Procedure

All course endorsement and claim applications must be submitted online via the online system known as Infocomm Competency Management System (ICMS). Upon successful submission of online applications, the applicants must submit the supporting documents to IDA.

The sponsoring organisations and self-sponsored individuals must have a valid ICMS account to submit a CITREP II 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 II guides, please click here.

Trainees

Trainees who wish to claim for CITREP II funding must submit their online claim applications to IDA 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 IDA 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 II may submit their applications to IDA for endorsement via ICMS. Please refer to the Course/Certification Endorsement Guide for detailed application procedures.

Programme Term

CITREP II: Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (1 May 2014 to 31 March 2015)

Contact Information

For more information, please contact CITREP Hotline at:
Tel: 63-CITREP (6324-8737)
Email: ida_citrep@ida.gov.sg
Website: www.ida.gov.sg/CITREP


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