Learning Fund

To support you in your pursuit of continuing education, Learning Fund, Adobe's education and professional development reimbursement program, will reimburse you for eligible courses and professional development conferences, seminars and workshops.

On this page you will find information about:

Education reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to GBP 7,823 for 2019 for academic degrees, top credential programs, advanced specializations and technical certifications.

Professional development reimbursement

You may be reimbursed up to GBP 782 for 2019 for short-term learning opportunities (e.g., conferences, webinars and online courses) to support your growth and development

 

Education reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to GBP 7,823 for 2019 for tuition and books for courses, graduate programs and certain certifications that meet the reimbursement benefit's eligibility criteria.

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.

What’s covered

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to GBP 7,823 for 2019 for undergraduate, graduate, PhD and MBA degree programs, as well as certain certifications, through accredited institutions. The benefit also covers certain approved certifications [PDF] from non-accredited institutions.

Unless it’s part of a covered certification program, a program/class must exceed one week (seven days) in duration based on the start and end dates of the course or program. One- or two-day courses, seminars and workshops may be reimbursable through the professional development reimbursement benefit.

You’ll receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition, course fees, certification fees and required books specific to your approved course work. You may request reimbursement upon successful completion of the course with a grade of C or better or P (if pass/fail). For certification programs, your certification is your documentation of successful completion. You must successfully pass the certification exam to be reimbursed. Adobe will pay 100% of these costs up to the maximum benefit allowed, less appropriate taxes as applicable.

You will not receive reimbursement for university- or student-associated costs and fees. Examples include library fees, lab fees, CLEP, facility fees, technology fees, calculators, identification cards, student health fees, parking, late fees, prepayment fees, art supplies, software and preliminary/admission tests such as the GMAT or LSAT.

Adobe Certified Expert-related expenses are not eligible for reimbursement under this benefit.

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How to get started

  1. Confirm your course work is covered.
  • For graduate and degree work, make sure the institution is an accredited institution.
  • Check the list of covered approved certifications [PDF]. Only certain professional certifications are eligible under the policy.
  1. Confirm your course work meets the approved timeframe.
  • Unless it is part of a covered professional certification, a program or class must exceed one week (seven days) in duration based on its start and end dates.
  1. Obtain manager approval.
  • Have a conversation with your manager to get approval, and ensure alignment with the business and your career goals, and confirm there are no schedule or time commitment issues with taking the course.
  1. Submit your application.
  • Once you have verbal approval from your manager, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:
    • Click Spending Accounts.
    • Click Make a Claim.
    • For Type of Claim, select Education Application.
    • Complete the required fields and click Next.
  • Once you’ve submitted your application, your manager will receive an email notification requesting that he/she review and approve your application. Your manager’s approval or denial will be emailed to you.
  • If your application is approved, you may register and complete the course. If your application is denied, you’ll receive an email for more information, or your manager will let you know about his/her decision to deny.

How to claim your reimbursement

Once your course is paid and successfully completed, log in to My Adobe Benefits and follow these instructions:

  • Click Spending Accounts.
  • Click Make a Claim.
  • For Type of Claim, select Education Reimbursement Receipts/Grades.
  • Complete the required fields and click Next.
  • Upload and attach scanned receipts along with a copy of your final grade or completion report.

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll after you submit all receipts and your claim is fully approved. Depending on your claim submission and approval dates, you’ll receive your reimbursement in accordance with normal pay periods and timelines for your respective country.

You must submit your reimbursement claims to My Adobe Benefits with all required documentation for courses and programs you completed in 2019 by December 30, 2019. Any 2019 courses submitted after December 30 will be reimbursable from your 2020 allowance.

Resources

Education Reimbursement Policy [PDF]
Education Reimbursement FAQs [PDF]
Approved Certifications [PDF]
2019 Education Reimbursement Benefit Amounts [PDF]

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Professional development reimbursement

Adobe’s Learning Fund will reimburse you up to GBP 782 for 2019 for short-term learning opportunities and skill 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.

What’s covered?

Adobe’s Learning Fund covers up to GBP 782 for 2019 for short-term learning opportunities such as conferences and workshops, professional and technical training courses, online learning and professional memberships. Prior to signing up for a development program, discuss the opportunity with your manager to ensure it is in alignment 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.

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 Spending Accounts.
  • Click Make a Claim.
  • Select Professional Development for the type of claim.
  • Complete the required fields.
    • Note: If you’re submitting a receipt outside of your home country, you’ll need to convert the currency to your home country currency.
  • Upload your scanned receipt.
  • Acknowledge that you’ve read the policy and had a conversation with your manager.
  • Click Submit.

Reimbursements will be issued through Payroll after you submit all receipts and your claim is fully approved. Depending on your claim submission and approval dates, you’ll receive your reimbursement in accordance with normal pay periods and timelines for your respective country.

You must submit your reimbursement claims to My Adobe Benefits with all required documentation for development opportunities in 2019 by December 30, 2019. Any 2019 expenses submitted after December 30 will be reimbursable from your 2020 allowance.

Resources

Professional Development Policy [PDF]
Professional Development FAQs [PDF]
2019 Professional Development Benefit Amounts [PDF]
Professional Development Acknowledgement Form [PDF]

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