A person has a full career if her full duration period is greather than the duration threshold of her generation, defined by the law.
A person has a full career if the sum of its duration in its basic schemes, relative the duration threshold in its scheme (defined as the "coefficient de proratisation"), is greater than or equal to 100 %. For a person with only pension from a basic scheme, this means that this person must have a duration greater than or equal to the duration threshold of this pension scheme. For retired people who receive old-age pensions from several schemes, this definition is more rigorous, since the duration threshold may be different in one scheme from another one.
This definition is not related to the rate of the old-age pension, or the duration threshold to benefit from a full rate (this duration threshold may differ from the duration threshold used in the "coefficient de proratisation").