IPA offers training programs in two core streams: Compulsory Training - for Career Development, and Specialized Training - for Professional Development. The Bulgarian civil servants have a great interest in IPA’s trainings. Annually, IPA is implementing more than 500 training courses in which roughly 10 000-12 000 public administration’ employees are trained.
Compulsory Training (orientation to civil service/management positions) aims to equip civil servants with the common administrative skills and leadership knowledge required for effective performance in the public service. This training is split into 2 core training programmes:
Specialized Training (for professional development) includes a variety of specialized programs and courses across different fields and topics of interest for public officials such as: Management of Public Administration, Public Policies, Legislation and its implementation, EU Structural and Investment Funds, E-governance and Information Technology, Regional and Local Governance, Foreign Language Training.
Alongside to the face-to-face trainings IPA offers and e-courses which can have different forms according to the trainee's needs - for example online self-training modules, online trainings with lecturers, virtual class rooms etc.
For all the IPA's courses e-certificates are given when the trainees have met all the requirements. The e-certificates are automatically generated in the trainee's profile in the IPA's information system.