Professional development reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to ¥138,000 per calendar year for short-term learning opportunities (e.g., conferences, webinars and online courses) to support your growth and development.

Who’s eligible?

All regular Adobe employees who are in good performance standing are eligible for this benefit. Regular employees include part-time employees who work the minimum hours required to be eligible for benefits. Interns and Adobe-paid temporary employees are not eligible, except where legally required. You must be employed with Adobe when the course begins and ends to receive reimbursement.

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What’s covered?

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to ¥138,000  for 2024 for short-term learning opportunities (such as conferences, workshops, webinars, online learning, business-related books, language courses and professional memberships) directly related to your career growth at Adobe. Prior to signing up for a development program, discuss the opportunity with your manager to ensure it is aligned with the business and your career goals. 
The benefit only covers the cost of the learning opportunity; it does not cover travel, meal expenses, software, equipment or subscriptions to publications.

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How to claim your reimbursement

Once you have verbal approval from your manager, you may pay for your development opportunity. To be reimbursed, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:

  • Click on Reimbursement on homepage > Click on Make a Claim
  • For Type of Claim, select Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Complete the required fields and select Next
  • Upload and attach scanned receipts and invoices along with a copy of your final grade or completion report
  • Invoice of costs as well as receipts are required for reimbursement
  • Click Save and then click Submit Report

Once your claim is submitted it will be automatically sent to your manager for approval.

Managers: You will receive a notification from My Adobe Benefits that your employee has submitted a claim. Please log on and review the claim including coursework, costs and vendor/institution. Once you approve, the claim will be sent to the vendor for final approval and processing.

You must submit your reimbursement claims through My Adobe Benefits with all required documentation for development opportunities in the current year by December 30. Any expenses submitted after December 30 will be reimbursable from the following year's allowance.

Note: If the receipt is only available by hardcopy, after you have claimed your reimbursement via My Adobe Benefits (where a photograph or scan of the receipt is sufficient), you are also requested to submit the original copy to My Adobe Benefits Receipt Box at ESD in Adobe office. Please check the video for more information.

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