In order to be allowed to provide training for the inspection of air conditioning systems with a nominal cooling capacity of more than 12 kW, the training centre must be recognised.

To be recognised as a training centre for air conditioning energy experts, the training centre must fulfil:

  • the training centre must have effective procedures in place for organising the training and further training with the accompanying examination, so that only persons who fulfil the admission criteria are admitted to the training course

  • the lecturers must be recognised as air conditioning energy experts

  • the training centre must organise a regulatory examination jury.

You can find additional information on recognition conditions for training centres for air conditioning energy experts ((opens in new window)) on the website of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development (Dutch: Departement Omgeving).



  • Applications must be submitted to the Territorial Development, Environmental Planning and Projects (Gebiedsontwikkeling, Omgevingsplanning en -projecten/GOP) Division of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development. You can find the application form and guidelines for the examination procedure on the website of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development.

Validity period

  • Recognition as a training centre is granted for an indefinite period.

  • A recognised training centre must meet a number of requirements to retain its recognition.


No fee is payable for the recognition application.


Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (Dutch: Vlaams reglement inzake erkenningen met betrekking tot het leefmilieu/VLAREL)

  • Last revision 06/01/2021
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