Any small or medium-sized enterprise with its registered office in the Walloon Region that wishes to carry out the regulated activity of finishing (= paintwork, wall-coverings, carpets, etc.) must prove that it has the professional competence to carry out this activity at an Enterprise Counter.
Professional competence in finishing must be provided by a person within the SME.
Professional competence in finishing can be proven by means of a diploma, professional experience or a certificate from the Central Examinations Board.
Professional accreditation as a finisher is intended for people who wish to bring the professional skills associated with finishing to a small or medium-sized enterprise carrying out this regulated activity.
The SMEs concerned may be incorporated as natural or legal persons.
Professional competence as a finisher can be proven:
- by a diploma (minimum level required: 6th year of secondary education) or vocational training qualification (apprenticeship or business owner);
- by professional experience of 3 years (full time) or 5 years (part time) in the last 15 years;
- or by a certificate from the Central Examinations Board.
If professional accreditation as a finisher is obtained, the small or medium-sized enterprise may carry out the regulated activity of finishing (subject to further administrative formalities).
To obtain professional accreditation as a finisher, the small or medium-sized enterprise must prove that it has professional competence as a finisher at an Enterprise Counter.
If accreditation is refused, the applicant may lodge an appeal with the Conseil d’Etablissement – Place de la Wallonie 1, 5100 Jambes – within 30 days of the Enterprise Counter’s refusal decision becoming known to the applicant.
If the Education Board confirms the Enterprise Counter’s refusal decision, the applicant may lodge an appeal with the Council of State within 60 days of the Education Board’s refusal decision becoming known to the applicant.