Contrat Personnel de Formation (CPF)
What is the DIF?
The DIF (Droit Individuel à la Formation) is literally: Individual Right to Training. You have access to the DIF if you are working in France, with either a CDI or CDD contract. The DIF is intended to give you access to professional training, and that training does not necessarily have to be in the employee’s same sector of activity.
How does it work?
You are entitled to 20 hours of training per year using via the DIF. A total of 120 hours can be cumulated after 6 years of full-time employment. In the case of part-time or fixed-term contracts, the fees are prorated. The DIF requires the approval of your employer: you must make a written request to your employer, who has one month to respond.