The Personal Activity Account brings together the universal rights which members of the working population acquire during their careers. It is one of the measures of labour legislation. The aim of this Account is to safeguard everyone's professional progress, no matter what changes of situation they encounter during their careers. In this way, it covers the entire working population, and gives everyone access to training.
"Letting everyone live through change"
Professional progress is less and less linear: periods of job-hunting alternate with periods of employment; changes of status occur; different occupations build up. The CPA is a tool open to everyone starting off in professional life, which builds up the employees’ vested interests during their careers.
The CPA includes three accounts:
- The Personal Training Account (CPF), in effect since 2015, which allows working people to call upon their right to training.
- The Personal Account of Prevention of Difficulties at Work (C3P) which allows employees exposed to occupational hazards to record these issues. These issues are normally convertible into training, either part-time or in early retirement.
- The Civic Involvement Account, recording any charitable or voluntary work, which in some cases gives the right to training.
The universal right to training
The CPA also takes the future of young school drop-outs into consideration by giving them access to a wealth of training, and to be trained free of charge. Poorly qualified people will see an increase in their right to training, from 24 to 48 hours. Training initiatives can also be made available to people in new business start-ups.
Learn about your rights
A portal was launched on 10 January, where everyone can inquire about their rights, and can benefit from tools to support their efforts towards activity.
For further information, go to the CPA page on the French government's website.