Seminars Subsidies

Seminars Subsidies

State subsidies for further training and seminars

Some federal states offer public funding for in-company further training and seminars. Please note that we must have the relevant certificate of the funding measure before the start of the further training. We will explain some of them below. You can obtain specific information from the funding database of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Which federal states offer funding?

Here you can find information on the funding available in the individual federal states.

North Rhine-Westphalia - Education cheque:

Employees in North Rhine-Westphalia can receive the education cheque every two years if the applicant's company has fewer than 250 employees and the taxable income does not exceed 30,000 euros (joint taxpayers: 60,000 euros). The education cheque covers 50% of the course and examination fees, up to a maximum of 500 euros. The training must cost at least 500 euros.

You can find out more on this page:

Schleswig-Holstein - CET bonus:

Employees and trainees who work or live in Schleswig-Holstein are eligible for the continuing education bonus. Owners and freelancers who employ fewer than 10 people are also supported. Eligible programmes include continuing vocational education and training that comprises a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 400 hours. Up to 50% of the further training costs are covered, up to a maximum of 2,000 euros. The remaining 50% must be paid by the employer. The further training must amount to at least 160 euros.

You can find more information on the following website:

Hamburg - Continuing Education Bonus:

The Weiterbildungsbonus PLUS provides up to 50% support (maximum 750 euros) for continuing vocational training. Employees who work in companies with fewer than 250 employees and who are employed for at least 15 hours per week and subject to social insurance contributions are eligible. The continuing education bonus also applies to self-employed persons. Applicants must either live or work in Hamburg.

More information is available here:

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - Education cheque:

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the participation of employees in CVET measures that serve to acquire, maintain or expand vocational qualifications and competences is subsidised. The subsidy amounts to a maximum of 75 % and a maximum of 500 euros.
Further information can be found here:

Saxony-Anhalt - DIREKT CET

Employees with an average monthly gross salary of less than 4,575 euros are eligible for DIREKT CET. Eligible for funding are seminars, courses, coaching and further education study programmes with total costs of 1,000 euros or more. Depending on gross salary and employment status, employees receive different amounts of funding. Find out more here:

Lower Saxony - Funding

In Lower Saxony, funding is available for employees of companies with a place of business in Lower Saxony and for owners of companies with less than 50 employees. Support is provided for expenses for qualification (course and examination fees), personnel expenses of the participating persons (expenses for leave of absence). A maximum of 50% of the total costs (course and examination fees as well as expenses for leave of absence) can be funded. The minimum funding amount is 1,000 euros. Expenditure on training is eligible for funding up to a maximum of 25 euros per participant and hour.

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