Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL)



  • To obtain an ENSAIT engineering diploma
  • To join the graduate school in the first, second or third year to undertake a traditional education course or an apprenticeship


Terms and Conditions

Applicants and prerequisites 


The APEL accreditation is accessible to everyone. The benefits are the gaining of professional competences through active employment or self-employment, leading to an accreditation.

These activities (some ongoing), must be of a duration of a minimum of 3 years and be directly related to the targeted diploma. 




An application form will be issued at the close of the information session. This allows the APEL advisor to verify the admissibility of the application. If need be, additional information may be supplied on request. 

The APEL file will be submitted to a panel and must summarise, in detail, the knowledge and competences acquired. Following this step, the procedure is subject to a fee and a price will then be fixed. 

For assistance in the compilation of APEL files, personalised support will be offered (information session, methodology workshops, interviews and individual follow-ups).


The panel’s decisions take place: 


  • Within the framework of an accreditation of an ENSAIT engineering diploma (accreditation of diplomas – French decree, 2002), the panel makes a decision of total, partial or non- accreditation from an initial assessment of the file, to a compulsory interview with the candidate and, potentially, to a real life or reconstructed professional situation.
  • Within the framework of an accreditation to access an engineering training programme at ENSAIT (accreditation for access to training programmes – French decree, 1985), an educational panel delivers its decision from an initial assessment of the file to a potential interview with the candidate.



Registration fees are decided by the Board of Directors.
The APEL accreditation may be funded by FONGECIF or other collection agencies.



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