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Recognition as a gaseous fuel, liquid fuel or heating audit technician

You require Flemish recognition as a technician responsible for the inspection before first use, periodic maintenance and heating audit for central heating (central heating boilers).

Download the overview list of recognised gaseous fuel technicians (in Dutch)(PDF file opens in new window), liquid fuel technicians (in Dutch)(PDF file opens in new window) or heating audit technicians (in Dutch)(PDF file opens in new window)

Conditions

To be recognised as a liquid fuel, gaseous fuel or heating audit technician, you must fulfil:

  • general recognition conditions(opens in new window) that apply to all recognitions relating to the environment
    • in the 3 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition certificate, the applicant has not been convicted of a criminal offence in a member state of the European Economic Area, for infringements of the environmental legislation concerning the use of the recognition.
    • in the 2 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition certificate, no recognition with the same object was revoked due to infringement of the obligations associated with that recognition.
  • have a certificate of competence concerning liquid fuel, gaseous fuel or heating audit. The certificate must have been awarded by a recognised training centre.

Validity period and obligations

The recognition is valid for an indefinite period. As a recognised technician, you must meet the following obligations among others to retain your recognition:

More info on the obligations for recognised technicians (in Dutch) (in Dutch).

Procedure

There are three possible recognitions as a technician:

  • recognition as ‘liquid fuel technician
  • recognition as ‘gaseous fuel technician
    • basis module GI (gas boiler with non-premix burner or premix burner) for most private houses or apartments
    • expansion module GII (gas boiler with a separate ventilator burner): only after obtaining GI, for buildings where higher capacity is required.
  • recognition as ‘heating audit technician

You have to follow a training course and pass an exam to receive your recognition:

If you pass, you will receive a certificate with a personal recognition number. That number begins with the letters:

  • TV, followed by 5 figures for liquid fuel (e.g. TV12459)
  • GV, followed by 5 figures for gaseous fuel (e.g. GV00234)
  • VA, followed by 5 figures for heating audit (e.g. VA+00234).

Cost

As a gaseous fuel technician, liquid fuel technician or heating audit technician, you must pay an annual fee (in Dutch) for the supervision over your recognition. You will receive an invoice for this by post at the start of the calendar year in your name at your official address.

  • For 2022 the annual fee amounts to EUR 30.
  • That amount is index-adjusted every year.
  • The gaseous fuel technician does not need to pay an additional annual fee for recognition of the extension module GII.

Legislation

Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (VLAREL).