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Recognition as a training centre for fuel oil technicians

You require Flemish recognition as a training centre if you award a certificate of competence to technicians for checking and maintaining oil tanks.

Download the list of recognised training centres (in Dutch)(PDF file opens in new window).

Conditions

To be recognised as a training centre, the training centre 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the 2 years that precede the application for the Flemish recognition certificate, no recognition with the same object was revoked due to infringement of the obligations associated with that recognition.
  • special recognition conditions
    • have sound procedures in place to organise the examination
    • have suitable technical personnel
    • organise a regulatory examination jury.

Validity period and obligations

The recognition is valid for an indefinite period. The training centre must meet the following obligations to retain recognition:

  • provide quality training
  • guarantee objectivity and independence
  • organise training and examinations as prescribed
  • have the necessary infrastructure in place to organise the examination
  • award certificates and submit the examination file to the competent authorities
  • hold insurance for third-party liability, including professional liability, in connection with the use of the recognition

Procedure

Request your recognition from the Flemish Administration.

  • Download the application form (in Dutch)(Word file) and fill it in. In the application form, you must demonstrate that the training centre meets the conditions for recognition.
  • Submit the necessary documents to the Flemish administration.
    • If you have a Belgian eID: submit your application and receipt via the online recognition desk (in Dutch) of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development (click on “Ga naar het erkenningenloket”; log in with eID).
    • If you do not have a Belgian eID: you should submit your application by registered letter to Departement Omgeving, Koning Albert II-laan 20/bus 8, 1000 Brussel, to the attention of Team Erkenningen, Afdeling GOP.

The competent authority will handle your request. This could involve a site visit. The leading official of the Department of Environment and Spatial Development reaches a decision within 90 days, starting from the day after the submission of the complete application file.

Requisites

The application for recognition is free.

Legislation

Flemish regulation on environmental recognitions (VLAREL).

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