The reform of vocational training introduced by the law of September 5, 2018 requires organizations carrying out skills development actions (training organization, skills assessment center, prior learning assessment and apprenticeship training center) wishing to benefit from public funds to be certified, according to a national reference system, by an accredited certification body or one in the process of being accredited.

This sole certification replaced the certifications recognized by the CNEFOP (National Council for Employment, Training and Vocational Guidance) on January 1, 2021 for training organizations and on January 1, 2022 for apprenticeship training centers.

The use of accredited certification is intended to reinforce and enhance the quality of the training on offer, by guaranteeing a common and equitable framework.