To be recognised as a training centre for electrical switchgear technicians, the training centre must fulfil:
general recognition conditions ((opent in nieuw venster)) 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the 2 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition certificate, no recognition with the same object was revoked due to infringement of the obligations associated with that recognition.
and the following special recognition conditions:
the training centre must have
effective procedures in place to organise the examination
organise a regulatory examination jury.
You can find additional information on recognition conditions for training centres for electrical switchgear technicians ((opent in nieuw venster)) on the website of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development (Dutch: Departement Omgeving).
Validity period and obligations
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.
Applications must be submitted to the Territorial Development, Environmental Planning and Projects (Dutch: 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 ((opent in nieuw venster)) on the website of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development.
The training centre can submit the application and related documents via the online recognition desk of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development ((opent in nieuw venster)).
Decision: the leading civil servant of the department shall reach a decision on whether or not to recognise the training centre within 90 days of submission of the complete application.
No fee is payable for the recognition application.
Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (VLAREL).