The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is an in-depth continuing education course. They last 12 days, in principle one day per week, spread over three months. They are intended for executives and policy-makers at the federal, cantonal or municipal level, and more generally for people with a professional interest in the subject matter, whether they come from the public or private sector. A CAS offers 10 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System). It can thus be integrated into the MPA (Master of Public Administration) study plan.