Diplôme d’État d'aide-soignant

Certification authority: 
Hospitalisation and Care Organisation Directorate
EQF Level of the qualification: 
FR France
Evaluate the core competences
needed for this job
Core competences 
Accompany a person in the essential acts of daily life, taking into account the needs and the degree of autonomy.
Assess a person's clinical condition.
Carry out care adapted to the person's clinical condition.
Use preventive handling techniques and safety rules for the installing and moving people.
Establish a communication adapted to the person and the relatives.
Use techniques for the maintenance of premises and equipment specific to health, social and medico-social institutions.
Research, process and transmit information to ensure continuity of care.
Organise work within a multi-professional team.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Initial training scheme (pupil or student)
Validation of prior learning
Professional training contract
Description of the procedure for the validation of prior learning 
  1. Contact a consulting centre for validation of prior experience (Pôle emploi, Mission locale, CIDFF...):
    • to assess your professional project and make sure that validation of prior learning is adapted to your situation (you need to have at least 1 year of experience in administration).
    • to inquire if some support is available.
  2. Contact the certifying organisation in your region: (Agence régionale santé - Regional Health Administration)
  3. Request admissibility to the validation of prior experience.
  4. Fill the validation file (12 months maximum duration) to prove the mastering of the 8 areas of competences.
  5. The jury evaluates the file (and may ask for a practical evaluation).
  6. Interview with the jury (around 1 hour).
Documents needed 

Form to request admissibility to the validation of prior experience (Online version / pdf version).

Documents showing the duration of the experience as well as periods of initial or continuing training.

Depending on your previous status:

  • Employed: payslips, employer certificates, experience certificate.
  • Independant worker: depending on your status, fiscal declaration, certificate of existence.
  • Volunteer: certificate signed by the organisation, volunteer contract.

A declaration of honour certifying that you apply for only one certification for the current calendar year.

Validation file that includes:

  • A description of professional and personal experience (activities carried out to assist dependent persons as well as the periods of initial and continuous training you may have followed to work in that sector).
  • Evidence showing the existence of a professional practice.
Contact point 

To assess your project and advise you:

  • If you are unemployed: Consulting centre for validation of prior experience (they are supported by various organisation such as Pôle emploi, Missions locales, Information center for families). Choose your region
  • If you are employed: the Competence Operator (OPCO) or the human resource department of your employer.

To start the procedure with the certification body:

Average: 1/2 day of work per week during 4 to 6 months
Variable according to the support organisation and depending on the status of the candidate
Is it possible to obtain a partial validation?: 
Yes ✅
What is the result of the partial validation? 
Certificate listing the competences already acquired
Then, is it possible to participate to a shorter training course to prepare the full qualification?: 
Yes ✅
Description of the procedure to participate to a training course 

In case of partial validation you may also benefit from specific support to set up additional training or experience programmes. Your adviser will inform you about the modalities and financing possibilities of this additional step.

Contact point 

Consulting centres for validation of prior experience (supported by Pôle emploi, Missions locales, Centres d’information sur les droits des femmes et des familles...): Choose your region.