Recognition of prior learning and experience (V.A.E)

Under French law any person with professional experience may, under certain conditions, benefit from recognition of prior learning and experience (V.A.E - validation des acquis de l’expérience). His or her experience enables him or her to obtain recognition in order to advance professionally.

What is recognition of prior learning and experience (V.A.E)?

VAE is a legal mechanism for formal professional certification via the RNCP (Registre National des Certifications Professionnelles). This can be:
  • A diploma or title for professional purposes
  • A certificate of professional qualification

The engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur) conferred by Centrale Nantes and the master's degrees for which it is accredited are accessible through the V.A.E.

Centrale Nantes is accredited to confer the following engineering degrees by V.A.E.:
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Published on November 19, 2020 Updated on March 15, 2023