Do I need to be registered on the ERMIS Portal?

Yes, if you are registering for a course that is HRDA accredited, all participants (either receiving funding or not) will have to access and register as natural persons on the ERMIS Portal. If you are receiving funding and you are being registered for continuous professional/vocational training by your employer, your employer should also be registered with the ERMIS platform as a legal person. Contact us if you have any difficulty registering as a natural person or a legal person.

How does course funding work?

Every employer in Cyprus is obliged by law to contribute 0,5% of their total payroll costs to the fund (the law allows to set up a rate of up to 1%). The rate is the same for all contributors (all companies except government organisations and self-employed). The money is collected via the social insurance

In order to register for a course, your employer should apply to our training centre to register for the course, using the enrol now button on the course page. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to confirm your status on the ERMIS platform of the HRDA. We will guide you through the application process to enable you to register on the ERMIS platform for the course you are interested in.

We will then approve your application from the ERMIS portal and then confirm your registration. Once the course is completed, we will apply to the HRDA to receive your funding for the course in question. We receive your funding directly from the HRDA.

The maximum hourly grants are as follows:

Level 1: 12€/hour/person, Level 2: 17€/hour/person.

The two levels of participants are defined as: - Level of participants 1: a) for technical skills and knowledge: key personnel as craftsmen, laborers, clerical staff, service employees; b) personal skills: key personnel such as craftsmen, laborer’s, clerical staff, service employees, supervisory/managerial staff - Level of participants 2: a) specialized professionals/technical knowledge and skills: technical/science/ supervisory/managerial staff; b)supervisory/managerial knowledge and skills: supervisory/managerial staff; c) specialized/innovative topics: managerial and scientific staff.

Following the de minimis aid Council Regulation 1407/2013, a company cannot receive more than €200,000 in a three-year time horizon. If you have received more than this amount you will not be eligible for funding and will be called to pay the full amount of the course fee.

In order to receive funding you should visit our Terms and Conditions for receiving HRDA funding and read them carefully. Participants should also follow the instructions of the Center and the trainer alike.

Failure to follow instructions or if you do not satisfy the criteria can result in you not being funded for a course and subsequently not receiving the funding. You or your employer are responsible for ensuring that you will receive the funding for your participation in a course.

What happens if I do not have Ermis portal access?

If you do not have Ermis portal access unfortunately you will not be able to participate in an HRDA-funded course. You will however, be able to participate in a course that is not HRDA accredited.

What if I apply for funding and then am rejected by the HRDA?

In order to receive funding the student/employee must be present at his desk, on his own computer with a working camera. Cameras must remain on throughout the seminar. The student must also have a working microphone.  Should the student/employee not attend the seminar 75%, not have the camera on during the sessions, not have a working microphone or not follow instructions regarding the use of the online ERMIS Register he/she will not be eligible for funding and ELTC may request payment of the full fee from the employer.

What is Ermis?

ERMIS is the new digital platform of the HRDA which covers all operational needs and services by the HRDA using modern information communication technologies while reducing bureaucracy and operational/administrative costs. The digital portal provides easy access to all schemes and systems operated by the HRDA, with simple, user-friendly procedures, guiding the user through the registration process as well as the submission of applications, their processing and progress monitoring, including the payment of subsidies.

At this stage, the digital portal allows external users to register as an entity (physical person, legal entity, consortium, government body), under each user’s particular status (employer, trainer of vocational training, vocational training facility, vocational training centre and centre for assessment of vocational

What is HRDA funding?

When you join a seminar that is HRDA accredited and funded, you are able to be funded for up to 80% of the course fee. When a course is accredited by HRDA, it means that the course has been examined for its quality and structure. The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) sets maximum subsidy levels. Maximum subsidy levels are calculated as follows: maximum subsidy level= number of employees x duration of training programme x hourly subsidy per participant. In fact, for level 2 courses, the HRDA subsidizes 17 euros per hour per employee and for level 1 courses 12 euros per hour per employee. Contact us to find out if you are eligible for funding and for information on our funded courses.


Do I have to be a lawyer to attend your seminars?

No, you do not have to be a lawyer to attend our seminars. However, if the course is HRDA accredited, we must review your CV to ensure that you are able to attend the course that has been accredited.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes, discounts are available for those participants not entitled to HRDA subsidy (for subsidized courses)


Do all of your courses offer verified CPD points for lawyers?

Yes, the majority of our courses are approved by the Cyprus Bar Association and offer verified CPD points for lawyers. You should visit each course page to determine which courses offer Verified CPD points. Of course, you can contact us for more information.

Will you register my CPD points for me?

Yes, our admin team will make sure that your CPD points are registered with the Cyprus Bar Association immediately after the end of the seminar.


Do you have terms and conditions for seminar attendance?

Yes. You may find our terms and conditions here

Do you only have seminars for lawyers?

No, we are consistently updating our seminar library. We offer courses to paralegals, corporate administrators, accountants, compliance officers etc. The law is all-encompassing, and many professionals find the contents of our courses useful for their work. We also offer courses to people who are unemployed or looking to change professions. You should contact us to discuss which courses are right for you depending on your experience and professional goals.

Is your training recorded?

Yes, all our seminars are recorded and trainers should communicate to participants that the seminar is being recorded.

Will I receive a certificate at the end of the training?

Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from ELTRC or the relevant awarding body.

Will I receive the notes for the lesson and have access to recordings?

Yes, you will be given the course materials through an online platform and you will be allowed to download and keep the course materials and specimens for certain courses. Recordings will also be available in the drive for three months.

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