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Over 600 programs

Choose from over 600 continuing education programs leading to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS) or a Diploma of College Studies (DCS), both of which are recognized by the ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur and employers.

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Not sure where to start? In a few easy steps, we can steer you towards courses and training programs that match your situation and interests.


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Continuing education in the CEGEP network is a simple and effective solution, whether you want to:

  • continue developing your skills;
  • facilitate your employment integration or retention;
  • support your career transition;
  • secure better employment conditions or a promotion;
  • or simply contribute to your personal enrichment.

The benefits of continuing education

Easily accessible training

Whether you are looking for training, professional development or a new job, continuing education programs are offered year round, at no or low cost, in all regions of Quebec. In addition, programs leading to a DCS or an ACS can be taken in person or remotely, depending on your needs and situation.

Varied class schedules

Courses in DCS and ACS programs are offered on a full-time or part-time basis, during the day or evening, or intensively on weekends. ACS programs vary in length but are all designed to meet the needs of your current or future employer.

High quality education recognized for more than half a century

Registering for continuing education in one of the 48 CEGEPs means first and foremost obtaining a qualifying training whose quality is recognized in the job market. It also means accessing higher education and benefiting from the expertise of a network that has existed for over 50 years.

Financial support available

Thanks to certain government initiatives, you could also follow a short duration training leading to a diploma and receive financial support at the same time. Contact the Continuing Education Department of the CEGEP of your choice for more information.



86% of employed ACS holders have full-time positions


In 2021, nearly 32,000 adults enrolled in CEGEP continuing education


The average age of adults in continuing education is 33

The RAC process: turning your skills into a diploma

Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC) is a simple and personalized process. It can be completed at your own pace and, most importantly, it spares you from having to relearn what you already know. RAC is an integral part of continuing education; its goal is to lead to a recognized diploma, either an Attestation of College Studies (ACS) or a Diploma of College Studies (DCS). Find out how to have your skills officially recognized so that you can increase your employability and your chances of advancement.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These frequently asked questions will provide you with useful information about continuing education at the college level. Take a moment to check them out before contacting a CEGEP; you will be better informed if you do.

What is the purpose of an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)?

An ACS is an attestation of college studies that is granted following the successful completion of a credited training program made up of courses specifically related to the requirements and tasks associated with a work function. These are short technical training programs developed by CEGEPs in consultation with labour market partners to ensure that your training will perfectly meet the needs of your current or future employer. In 2021, 86% of employed ACS graduates were in full-time positions, and 74% of these same individuals held positions related to their training.

How do I register for a continuing education program?

By contacting the Continuing Education Department of the CEGEP of your choice directly.

Are you a manager looking to quickly develop or enhance the skills of your staff?

Visit the Corporate training section of this site to learn about training programs and pathways that can help you achieve your goals.

Are you an international student and would you like to register at a CEGEP?

Visit the Quebec CEGEP website to discover the advantages of studying in Quebec and useful information for enrolling in a CEGEP.

Find a CEGEP

Find one of the public colleges in any region of Quebec.