Currently, we no longer organize professional qualification exams with the exception of the dangerous goods transport expert.
On January 18, 2022, a new directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in the field of inland navigation (directive 2017/2397) will enter into force.
This provides for a series of additional requirements such as for example: a practical test for the driver as well as for the passenger navigation expert.
In the course of 2022, the Walloon region aims to organize four professional qualification exams, namely:
- sailor ;
- driver ;
- radar navigation ;
- expert in passenger navigation.
The examination relating to the Rhine license and knowledge of sectors should be scheduled in the course of 2023.
We are currently busy putting in place a new system in line with the new European requirements.