It's not complicated. Prepare a Professional Transition Project (PTP). A good way to go to training without paying a dime. A colleague took advantage of the confinement period to train. During this time it is you who take care of his files. It is the miracle of telework. Upon his return, thanks to his new skills. He is now responsible for managing your work. This astonishing situation bothers you enormously. You did not count your hours during difficult times. And we have already forgotten you.

How to prepare a Professional Transition Project?

You think it's time for you to improve your expertise. And more broadly to change domains. Even, why not, prepare for a competition or an exam. So that everything is done according to the rules. Your employer must be informed of your project before the start of the training. To benefit from the former Individual Training Leave (CIF). Newly called Professional Transition Project. You must necessarily respect a number of conditions.

What are the deadlines and conditions to be respected to go on training?

Depending on your case, the deadlines to be respected are not the same.

Suppose you are on a permanent or temporary CDI.

  • You must send your letter at least 4 months before the start of the training. If your training extends up to 6 months or more.
  • In case of training of less than 6 months or part-time. Then two months minimum will suffice.

Now imagine that you are on a fixed-term contract.

  • Your request must be made during the term of your contract. By respecting a period of 3 months.
  • If you plan to train after the end of the contract. Of course you have no request to make to your employer. However, your request must reach the CPIR while you are still under contract. And this for a training that will start up to 6 months after the end of your contract.

If you are not on a fixed-term contract, but a temporary worker. Your request should be addressed to the temporary employment agency that employs you

Can my request be refused?

In CDI, your employer has a maximum of one month to respond to you. No response from him. Your request is considered accepted. Provided that the request was received on time. Then your request is complete and you have sufficient seniority (24 months).

Your employer may also decide to postpone your training. Three grounds can be invoked.

  • You work in a structure of 100 or more employees. 2% of employees are already in a Professional Transition Project. You will have to wait your turn. You are put on the waiting list.
  • You work in a structure of less than 100 employees. A colleague is on PTP. You will have to wait for him to return from training. Only one person over the same period can be in PTP.
  • Your absence can be detrimental to the smooth running of the business. For service reasons, your request may be postponed for up to 9 months.

Attention 9 months from the start date of the training, scheduled at departure. And not from the date of your request. In this case, do not waste time. Send new mail with new dates.

As a temporary worker, the temporary work company cannot postpone your project. Unless the start of the training and your request arrive during the same mission. But in this case too. If you want to go on training for more than 1200 hours. Or to get a new qualification. The training cannot be postponed.

Letter to inform your employer of your Professional Transition Project

Your mail should be sent by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt. This will save you a lot of trouble. It must contain several essential information:

  • The date and duration of the training.
  • The name and content of this training.
  • Contact details and the name of the organization providing this training.

Once the prior agreement of your boss has been obtained. You can take care of the mail to be addressed to the joint interprofessional committee for funding.

Typical example of a request for a Professional Transition Project

Do not forget to specify that you are making your request. Subject to finding a place within a training organization. And acceptance of the financing of your Transition Project by the CPIR of Transitions Pro in your region. This will allow you to be able to stay at your post, in case of funding refusal.


Your street address
ZIP code


 (Company Name)
For the attention of (Sir, Madam)
Company address

In (City), on (date)


Subject: Request for leave of absence in the context of a

Professional Transition Project

(Sir), (Madam),

Worker in our group for 10 years now. I am responsible for managing our IT equipment. Although officially, I am just a data entry operator.

After this long time. I feel the need to engage in a qualifying training to improve myself. And I hope to change my status.

It is in this spirit that I chose the “Computer Assistant Technician” training. Provided by " Name and address of training organization »And in perfect harmony with my Professional Transition Project.

This training will take place from 30/11/2020 to 02/02/2021 over a period of 168 hours. I therefore have the honor, with this letter, to ask you for leave of absence for this period.

I make this request subject to confirmation of my admission by the training organization and funding of my project by the CPIR of Transitions Pro " Name of your Region ».

Thanking you in advance for all the attention you will give to my request. And of course remaining available to discuss it. Please accept (Sir, Madam,) the expression of my best regards.




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