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Climbing instructor

1. Defining the activity

The climbing instructor teaches, animates and supervises, independently, climbing activities with all audiences. Depending on his qualification, he can carry out his activity on:

  • Artificial climbing structures;
  • Natural boulder climbing sites;
  • Natural sports climbing sites at an altitude of less than 1500 metres;
  • the courses, including the acrobatic courses at height, and the via ferrata located at an altitude of less than 1500 meters.

He provides training for athletes, and participates in the management and maintenance of equipment and equipment specific to climbing activities.

To go further : decree of 2 May 2006 creating the Certificate of Specialization (CS) "climbing activities" associated with the professional certificate of youth, popular education and sport (BPJEPS); Decree of 29 December 2011 creating the mention "escalation" of the State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Sport (DEJEPS) specialty "sports development"; decree of 31 January 2012 creating the deJEPS specialty "sports development" designation of "climbing in natural environments".

Two degrees. Professional qualifications

a. National requirements

National legislation

The climbing instructor activity is subject to the application of Article L. 212-1 of the Code of Sport, which requires specific certifications. As a sports teacher, the climbing instructor must hold a diploma, a professional title or a certificate of qualification:

Qualifications for climbing instructor qualifications include the Certificate of Professional Qualification (CQP) "artificial structure climbing facilitator", the CS associated with the PJEPS "climbing activities", the DEJEPS "climbing in environments DEJEPS "climbing" and the professional state diploma for youth, popular education and sport (DESJEPS) "climbing".

Foreign diplomas may be admitted in equivalence to French diplomas by the Minister responsible for sports, after the opinion of the Commission for the Recognition of Qualifications placed with the Minister.

To go further Articles L. 212-1 and R. 212-84 of the Code of Sport.

Good to know: the specific environment

The practice of climbing on sports sites beyond the first relay, "adventure courses" and climbing "via ferrata" constitutes an activity carried out in a specific environment, involving compliance with special safety measures. Therefore, only organizations under the tutelage of the Ministry of Sport can train future professionals.

To go further Articles L. 212-2 and R. 212-7 of the Code of Sport.

Training

CQP "climbing facilitator on artificial structure"

Prerogatives

This CQP allows the autonomous supervision of climbing activities on artificial climbing structures, for all public, from initiation to the first levels of competition, up to a limit of 360 hours per year.

Artificial climbing structures are sports equipment consisting of a purpose-built climbing structure with various construction characteristics, and designed for a variety of climbing purposes.

To go further Appendix I "Implementation of CQPs" of the National Sports Collective Agreement of July 7, 2005 extended by order of November 21, 2006.

Conditions for access to training leading to the CQP

The person concerned must:

  • Be 18 years old on the day of entry into training;
  • Hold a first aid certificate (PSC1) or other equivalent qualification;
  • submit a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice of escalation of less than 3 months at the date of filing of the registration file;
  • produce a certificate justifying a 50-hour climbing coaching or co-coaching experience, issued by the person in charge of the structure in which the experiment was carried out;
  • produce a certificate of success in the technical tests of entry into training issued by the national technical director of the French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing, consisting of climbing on artificial climbing structure of listed routes 6b in the lead and blocks rated 5c and to ensure its safety and that of its partner.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events.

To go further Appendix I "Implementation of CQPs" of the National Sports Collective Agreement of July 7, 2005 extended by order of November 21, 2006.

CS "climbing activities" associated with BPJEPS

The CS "climbing activities" may be associated with the PJEPS:

  • specialty "physical activities for all";
  • specialty "nautical activities";
  • speciality "gymnic activities of form and strength."

Prerogatives

The CS "climbing activities" empowers its holder to:

  • autonomously perform discovering, initiating and animation services in the disciplines of climbing with any non-technical public of wall relays;
  • conducting introductory and learning cycles in climbing by guaranteeing practitioners the optimal safety conditions;
  • participate in the management and maintenance of equipment and equipment specific to climbing activities.

The holder of the CS may be required to carry out his activity as a worker in the height of acrobatic courses at height (PAH). It takes into account the specificities of the public (particularly people with disabilities), the accommodations they need, regulations, controls and relationships specific to this type of public.

The practice sites on which it operates are:

  • Artificial climbing structures;
  • Natural boulder climbing sites;
  • sports climbing sites limited to Discovery Area 1 with a rope length and a maximum of 35 metres in height from the ground;
  • courses, including acrobatic courses at heights, excluding the via ferrata.
Conditions for access to training leading to the CS "climbing activities"

The person concerned must:

  • hold a specialty BPJEPS "physical activities for all," "water activities" or "gym activities of form and strength";
  • pass the selection test organized before the training consisting of: chain at least one climbing route rated 6a (head-to-view) out of three proposed, perform a quick link manoeuvre at the top of one of the tracks respecting the chain of insurance, abseil at the top of a lane and go down self-insured, chain a block pass on side 5a and ensure the safety of a leading climber.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events.

To go further : order of 2 May 2006 establishing the CS "climbing activities" associated with the PJEPS.

DEJEPS mention "climbing"

DEJEPS is a Level 3-certified diploma (Bac 2/3). For the speciality "sports development", it attests to the acquisition of a qualification in the exercise of a professional activity of coordination and supervision for educational purposes in the fields of physical and sports activities.

This diploma is prepared alternately by initial training, apprenticeship or continuing education. It can be obtained in its entirety through the VAE. For more information, you can see VAE's official website .

When the training is completed as part of the initial training, its minimum duration is 1,200 hours, including 700 hours in the training centre.

To go further Article A. 212-49 of the Code of Sport.

Prerogatives

The possession of the DEJEPS mention "climbing" attests to the following skills, in the field of climbing on natural blocks and on natural sports sites up to the first relay located at an altitude of less than 1500 meters and climbing on structures Artificial:

  • Design sports development programs
  • Coordinating the implementation of a development project
  • Conduct a sport-development approach
  • conduct training activities.

The DEJEPS mention "climbing" authorizes its holder to teach, animate and supervise climbing, excluding:

  • Natural sites at an altitude of 1500 metres or more;
  • via ferrata;
  • climbing on sports venues beyond the first relay and on adventure courts.

Obtaining the DEJEPS mention "escalation" authorizes the holder to practice for six years, this authorization can be renewed after a refresher internship.

To go further Article 2 of the Decree of 29 December 2011 creating the word "escalation" of DEJEPS; Appendix II-1 of the Code of Sport.

Conditions for access to training leading to deJEPS escalation:

The person concerned must:

  • Provide the registration form with an identity photograph and a photocopy of a valid ID;
  • Provide a medical certificate of non-contradictory to sports practice less than one year old;
  • produce copies of the census certificate and the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day;
  • to produce the certificate "Level 1 Civic Prevention and Relief" (PSC 1) or one of the following valid certificates: "First Aid Training Certificate" (AFPS), "Level 1 Team First Aid" (PES 1), "First Aid in Level 2 team" (PES 2), "Certificate of Training in Emergency Actions and Care" (AFGSU) level 1 or level 2, "work lifeguard certificate (TWU);
  • for people with disabilities, provide the opinion of a doctor approved by the French Handisport Federation or by the French Federation of Adapted Sport or appointed by the Committee on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities on the need If necessary, to develop the pre-required tests;
  • produce a 150-hour climbing coaching experience in the last five years issued by the person in charge of the structure in which the experiment was carried out;
  • produce a certificate of participation in three official competitions certified by the national technical director of mountain and climbing;
  • produce the certificate of success in the first technical test consisting of the completion of two routes of a level 6c and 7a for men, 6b and 6c for women, issued by the national technical director of mountain and climbing;
  • produce the certificate of success in the second technical test consisting of the construction of a level 6b block for men and 6a for women, issued by the National Technical Director of Mountain and Climbing;
  • meet the pre-pedagogical requirements verified by the introduction of a learning session on natural climbing safety sites, followed by a 30-minute interview. The requirements are: to be able to assess the objective risks associated with the practice of the discipline, to anticipate the potential risks to the practitioner, to master the behaviour and actions to be carried out in the event of an incident or accident, to implement a climbing learning session at safe natural sites;
  • if necessary, the documents justifying exemptions and equivalencies of law.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events.

To go further Articles A. 212-35, A. 212-36, A. 212-52-1 of the Code of Sport, order of December 29, 2011 creating the deJEPS specialty "sports development" designation.

DEJEPS mentions "climbing in natural environments"

Prerogatives

The SPECIALty DEJEPS "sports development" mention "climbing in natural environments" empowers its holder to teach, animate, supervise climbing and train practitioners:

  • on all natural sites and on via ferrata located at an altitude of less than 1500 meters;
  • artificial structures.

Only natural sites at an altitude of 1500 metres or more are excluded.

The graduation allows to practice for a period of six years, renewed after a refresher internship.

To go further Article 2 of the Decree of 31 January 2012 creating the deJEPS "natural climbing"; Appendix II-1 of the Code of Sport.

Conditions for access to training leading to DEJEPS climbing in natural environments

The person concerned must:

  • Provide the registration form with an identity photograph and a photocopy of a valid ID;
  • Provide a medical certificate of non-contradictory to sports practice less than one year old;
  • produce copies of the census certificate and the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day;
  • to produce the certificate "Level 1 Civic Prevention and Relief" (PSC 1) or one of the following valid certificates: "First Aid Training Certificate" (AFPS), "Level 1 Team First Aid" (PES 1), "First Aid in Level 2 team" (PES 2), "Certificate of Training in Emergency Actions and Care" (AFGSU) level 1 or level 2, "work lifeguard certificate (TWU);
  • for people with disabilities, provide the opinion of a doctor approved by the French Handisport Federation or by the French Federation of Adapted Sport or appointed by the Committee on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities on the need If necessary, to develop the pre-required tests;
  • produce a 200-hour climbing coaching experience in the last five years, delivered by the person in charge of the structure in which the experiment was carried out;
  • conduct a interview lasting up to 30 minutes organized by one of the public establishments responsible for climbing training, dealing with a file on the autonomous completion of eight lanes in the field in the last five years adventure of a minimum height of 200 metres of a TD level for men and TD for women, eight lanes with a minimum height of 200 metres of ED-level for men and TD for women and a minimum lane of 400 metres of a TD level for Men and women;
  • produce the certificates of success in the two technical tests consisting of the completion of two pathways of a level 6c and 7a for men, 6b and 6c for women and consisting of the realization of a block of level 6b for men and 6a for women;
  • meet the pre-pedagogical requirements verified by the introduction of a safety learning session first of the rope, followed by a 45-minute interview, including 15 minutes during which the candidate hands over and expresses the list of his achievements;
  • if necessary, the documents justifying exemptions and equivalencies of law.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events.

To go further Articles A. 212-35, A. 212-36, A. 212-52-1 of the Code of Sport, order of January 31, 2012 creating the deJEPS specialty "sports development" designation.

DESJEPS mention "climbing"

The DESJEPS is a degree certified at level 2 (bac 3/4). For the speciality "sports performance", it attests to the acquisition of a qualification in the exercise of a professional activity of technical expertise and management for educational purposes in the fields of physical and sports activities.

It is prepared as an alternating in initial training, apprenticeship or continuing education. It can be obtained in its entirety through the VAE. For more information, you can see VAE's official website .

To go further Articles D. 212-51 and the following articles of the Code of Sport.

Prerogatives

The possession of the DESJEPS attests, in the field of climbing on natural blocks and natural sports sites up to the first relay located at an altitude of less than 1500 meters and on artificial structures of the following skills:

  • Prepare a strategic performance project
  • piloting a training project
  • Running a sports project
  • Evaluate a training system
  • organize training activities for trainers.

This diploma authorizes the holder to teach, animate, supervise climbing and train participants. However, he cannot exercise:

  • natural sites at an altitude of 1,500 metres or more;
  • via ferrata;
  • climbing on sports venues beyond the first relay and on adventure courts.

Obtaining the DESJEPS mention "escalation" authorizes the holder to practice for six years, this authorization can be renewed after a refresher internship.

To go further Appendix II-1 of the Code of Sport.

Conditions for access to training leading to the CLIMBing DESJEPS

The person concerned must:

  • Provide the registration form with an identity photograph and a photocopy of a valid ID;
  • Provide a medical certificate of non-contradictory to sports practice less than one year old;
  • produce copies of the census certificate and the individual certificate of participation in the defence and citizenship day;
  • to produce the certificate "Level 1 Civic Prevention and Relief" (PSC 1) or one of the following valid certificates: "First Aid Training Certificate" (AFPS), "Level 1 Team First Aid" (PES 1), "First Aid in Level 2 team" (PES 2), "Certificate of Training in Emergency Actions and Care" (AFGSU) level 1 or level 2, "work lifeguard certificate (TWU);
  • for people with disabilities, provide the opinion of a doctor approved by the French Handisport Federation or by the French Federation of Adapted Sport or appointed by the Committee on the Rights and Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities on the need If necessary, to develop the pre-required tests;
  • produce a 300-hour climbing training experience of one or more regional athletes over the past five years delivered by the National Technical Director of Mountain and Climbing;
  • produce the certificate of success of the pedagogical test consisting of conducting a 30-minute sports development or training session followed by a 20-minute interview in the climbing disciplines, delivered by the National Technical Director of Mountain and Climbing;
  • to produce the test's certificate of success, which consists of analysing a video document in one of the climbing disciplines to assess the candidate's ability to observe, analyze and diagnose in order to propose a training for an athlete or group of regional athletes, delivered by the National Technical Director of Mountain and Climbing;
  • produce the proof of success of the test consisting of the establishment of an inter-regional level training session in one of the climbing disciplines at the candidate's choice of a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours followed by a 20-minute interview. This test allows to check the following pre-pedagogical requirements: to be able to assess the objective risks associated with the practice of the discipline and the activity for the practitioner, to master the behavior and gestures perform in the event of an incident or accident and implement an inter-regional level training session in one of the climbing disciplines;
  • produce the proof of success of the test consisting of the establishment of an inter-regional level training session in one of the climbing disciplines at the candidate's choice of a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours followed by a 20-minute interview. This test allows you to check pre-pedagogical requirements;
  • if necessary, the documents justifying exemptions and equivalencies of law.

Under certain conditions, it is possible to obtain an exemption for certain events.

To go further Articles A. 212-35, A. 212-36 and A. 212-52-1 of the Code of Sport; decree of 29 December 2011 creating the "climbing" designation of the SPECIALty "sports performance" DESJEPS.

Costs associated with qualification

Training to obtain the CS associated with the PJEPS, DEJEPS and DESJEPS is paid for. Their costs vary depending on the training organization. For  more details , it is advisable to get closer to the training organization in question.

b. EU nationals: for temporary and occasional exercise (Free Service Delivery)

European Union (EU) nationalsEuropean Economic Area (EEA) legally established in one of these states may carry out the same activity in France on a temporary and occasional basis on the condition that it has sent a prior declaration of activity to the prefect of the department of the delivery.

If the activity or training leading there is not regulated in the Member State of origin or the state of the place of establishment, the national must also justify having carried out this activity for at least the equivalent of two full-time years in the in the last ten years prior to the benefit.

European nationals wishing to practise in France on a temporary or occasional basis must have the language skills necessary to carry out the activity in France, in particular in order to guarantee the safety of the activities and its ability to alert emergency services.

To go further Articles L. 212-7 and R. 212-92 to R. 212-94 of the Code of Sport.

c. EU nationals: for a permanent exercise (Free Establishment)

A national of an EU or EEA state may settle in France to practice permanently, if he fulfils one of the following four conditions:

If the Member State of origin regulates access or the exercise of the activity:

  • hold a certificate of competency or a training certificate issued by the competent authority of an EU or EEA state that certifies a level of qualification at least equivalent to the level immediately lower than that required in France;
  • be the holder of a title acquired in a third state and admitted in equivalence to an EU or EEA state and justify having carried out this activity for at least two years full-time in that state.

If the Member State of origin does not regulate access or the exercise of the activity:

  • justify having been active in an EU or EEA state, full-time for at least two years in the last ten years, or, in the case of part-time exercise, justifying an activity of equivalent duration and holding a certificate qualification issued by the competent authority of one of these states, which attests to a readiness for the exercise of the activity, as well as a level of qualification at least equivalent to the level immediately lower than that required in France;
  • be holder of a qualification certificate at least equivalent to the level immediately lower than that required in France, issued by the competent authority of an EU or EEA state and sanctioning regulated training aimed at specifically the exercise of all or part of the activities mentioned in Article L. 212-1 of the Code of Sport, consisting of a cycle of study supplemented, if necessary, by vocational training, internship or professional practice.

If the national meets one of the four conditions mentioned above, the qualification requirement required to practise is deemed satisfied.

However, if the professional qualifications of the national differ substantially from the qualifications required in France which would not guarantee the safety of practitioners and third parties, he may be required to submit to an aptitude test or completing an adjustment course (see below "Good to know: compensation measures").

The national must have the knowledge of the French language necessary to carry out his activity in France, in particular in order to guarantee the safety of physical and sporting activities and his ability to alert the emergency services.

To go further Articles L. 212-7 and R. 212-88 to R. 212-90 of the Code of Sport.

Three degrees. Conditions of honorability

It is forbidden to practice as an climbing instructor in France for persons who have been convicted of any crime or for any of the following offences:

  • torture and acts of barbarism;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • drug trafficking;
  • Endangering others;
  • pimping and the resulting offences;
  • endangering minors;
  • illicit use of substance or plant classified as narcotics or provocation to the illicit use of narcotics;
  • violations of Articles L. 235-25 to L. 235-28 of the Code of Sport;
  • as a punishment complementary to a tax offence: a temporary ban on practising, directly or by person interposed, on behalf of himself or others, any industrial, commercial or liberal profession ( Section 1750 of the General Tax Code).

In addition, no one may teach, facilitate or supervise a physical or sporting activity with minors, if he has been the subject of an administrative measure prohibiting him from participating, in any capacity, in the management and supervision of institutions and bodies subject to legislation or regulations relating to the protection of minors in a holiday and leisure centre, as well as youth groups, or if it has been the subject of an administrative measure to suspend these same functions.

To go further Article L. 212-9 of the Code of Sport.

It's a four-degree one. Qualifications process and formalities

a. Advance Declaration/Professional Card

Anyone wishing to practice any of the professions governed by Article L. 212-1 of the Code of Sport must declare his activity to the prefect of the department of the place where he intends to practice as principal. This declaration triggers the obtaining of a business card.

The declaration must be renewed every five years.

Competent authority

The declaration should be addressed to the Departmental Directorate of Social Cohesion (DDCS) or Departmental Directorate for Social Cohesion and Population Protection (DDCSPP) of the practice department or the main exercise, or directly in line on the official website .

Time

Within one month of filing the declaration file, the prefecture sends an acknowledgement to the registrant. The business card, valid for five years, is then addressed to the registrant.

Supporting documents

The supporting documents to be provided are:

  • Cerfa 12699*02 ;
  • A copy of a valid ID
  • A photo ID
  • A statement on the honour attesting to the accuracy of the information in the form;
  • A copy of each of the diplomas, titles, certificates invoked;
  • A copy of the authorization to practice, or, if necessary, the equivalency of the diploma;
  • a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and supervision of the physical or sporting activities concerned, less than one year old.

If you have a return renewal, you should contact:

  • Form Cerfa 12699*02 ;
  • A photo ID
  • A copy of the valid review certificate for qualifications subject to the recycling requirement;
  • a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and supervision of the physical or sporting activities concerned, less than one year old.

In addition, in all cases, the prefecture will itself request the release of an extract of less than three months from the registrant's criminal record to verify that there is no disability or prohibition of practice.

Cost

Free.

To go further Articles L. 212-11, R. 212-85 and A. 212-176 to A. 212-178 of the Code of Sport.

b. Pre-declaration of activity for EU nationals engaged in temporary and occasional activity (LPS)

EU or EEA nationals legally established in one of these states who wish to practise in France on a temporary or occasional basis must make a prior declaration of activity before the first provision of services.

If the claimant wishes to make a new benefit in France, this prior declaration must be renewed.

In order to avoid serious damage to the safety of the beneficiaries, the prefect may, during the first benefit, carry out a preliminary check of the claimant's professional qualifications.

Competent authority

The prior declaration of activity should be addressed to the Departmental Directorate in charge of Social Cohesion (DDCS) or to the Departmental Directorate in charge of Social Cohesion and Population Protection (DDCSPP) of the department where the declarer wants to perform his performance.

Time

Within one month of receiving the declaration file, the prefect notifies the claimant:

  • or a request for further information (in this case, the prefect has two months to give his answer);
  • or a receipt for a service delivery statement if it does not conduct a qualifications check. In this case, service delivery may begin;
  • or that it is conducting the qualifications check. In this case, the prefect then issues the claimant a receipt allowing him to start his performance or, if the verification of the qualifications reveals substantial differences with the professional qualifications required in France, the prefect submits the claimant to an aptitude test (see infra "Good to know: compensation measures").

In all cases, in the absence of a response within the aforementioned deadlines, the claimant is deemed to be legally active in France.

Supporting documents

The activity pre-report file must include:

  • A copy of the declaration form provided in Schedule II-12-3 of the Code of Sport;
  • A photo ID
  • A copy of an ID
  • A copy of the certificate of competency or training title;
  • A copy of the documents attesting that the registrant is legally established in the Member State of the institution and that he does not incur any prohibition, even temporary, from practising (translated into French by a certified translator);
  • in the event that neither the activity nor the training leading to this activity is regulated in the Establishment Member State, a copy of any documents justifying that the registrant has carried out this activity in that State for at least the equivalent of two years full time over the past ten years (translated into French by a certified translator);
  • one of the three documents to choose from (if not, an interview will be held):- A copy of a certificate of qualification issued after training in French,
    • A copy of a French-level certificate issued by a specialized institution,
    • a copy of a document attesting to professional experience acquired in France.

Cost

Free.

Remedies

Any litigation must be exercised within two months of notification of the decision to the relevant administrative court.

To go further Articles R. 212-92 and following, A. 212-182-2 and subsequent articles and Appendix II-12-3 of the Code of Sport.

c. Pre-declaration of activity for EU nationals for permanent exercise (LE)

Any EU or EEA national qualified to carry out all or part of the activities mentioned in Article L. 212-1 of the Code of Sport, and wishing to settle in France, must make a statement to the prefect of the department in which he intends exercise as a principal.

This declaration allows the registrant to obtain a professional card and thus to practice legally in France under the same conditions as French nationals.

The declaration must be renewed every five years.

In the event of a substantial difference from the qualification required in France, the prefect may refer the qualifications recognition committee to the Minister for Sport for advice. They may also decide to subject the national to an aptitude test or an accommodation course (see below: "Good to know: compensation measures").

Competent authority

The declaration should be addressed to the Departmental Directorate in charge of Social Cohesion (DDCS) or to the Departmental Directorate in charge of Social Cohesion and Population Protection (DDCSPP).

Time

The prefect's decision to issue the business card comes within three months of the submission of the full file by the registrant. This period may be extended by one month on a reasoned decision. If the prefect decides not to issue the professional card or to subject the declarant to a compensation measure (fitness test or internship), his decision must be motivated.

Supporting documents for the first declaration of activity

The activity report file should include:

  • A copy of the declaration form provided in Schedule II-12-2-a of the Code of Sport;
  • A photo ID
  • A copy of a valid ID
  • a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and supervision of physical or sporting activities, less than one year old (translated by a certified translator);
  • A copy of the certificate of competency or training title, accompanied by documents describing the training course (program, hourly volume, nature and duration of internships carried out), translated into French by a certified translator;
  • If so, a copy of any evidence justifying work experience (translated into French by a certified translator);
  • If the training document has been obtained in a third state, copies of the documents attesting that the title has been admitted as an equivalency in an EU or EEA state that regulates the activity;
  • one of the three documents to choose from (if not, an interview will be held):- A copy of a certificate of qualification issued after training in French,
    • A copy of a French-level certificate issued by a specialized institution,
    • A copy of a document attesting to professional experience acquired in France;
  • documents attesting that the registrant was not the subject of any of the convictions or measures referred to in Articles L. 212-9 and L. 212-13 of the Code of Sport (translated into French by a certified translator) in the Member State of origin.

Evidence for a renewal of activity declaration

The activity renewal file must include:

  • A copy of the return renewal form, modeled on Schedule II-12-2-b of the Code of Sport;
  • A photo ID
  • a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and supervision of physical or sporting activities, dating back less than one year.

Cost

Free.

Remedies

Any litigation must be exercised within two months of notification of the decision to the relevant administrative court.

To go further Articles R. 212-88 to R. 212-91, A. 212-182 and Schedules II-12-2-a and II-12-b of the Code of Sport.

d. Compensation measures

If there is a substantial difference between the qualification of the applicant and that required in France to carry out the same activity, the prefect refers the commission for recognition of qualifications, placed with the Minister in charge of sports. This commission, after reviewing and investigating the file, issues, within the month of its referral, a notice which it sends to the prefect.

In its opinion, the commission can:

  • believe that there is indeed a substantial difference between the qualification of the registrant and that required in France. In this case, the commission proposes to subject the registrant to an aptitude test or an adjustment course. It defines the nature and precise modalities of these compensation measures (the nature of the tests, the terms of their organisation and evaluation, the period of organisation, the content and duration of the internship, the types of structures that can accommodate the trainee, etc.) ;
  • that there is no substantial difference between the qualification of the registrant and that required in France.

Upon receipt of the commission's opinion, the prefect notifies the registrant of his reasoned decision (he is not obliged to follow the commission's advice):

  • If the registrant requires compensation, he or she has one month to choose between the aptitude test and the accommodation course. The prefect then issues a business card to the registrant who has complied with the compensation measures. On the other hand, if the course or the aptitude test is not satisfactory, the prefect notifies his reasoned decision to refuse to issue the professional card to the person concerned;
  • if he does not require compensation, the prefect issues a business card to the person concerned.

To go further Articles R. 212-84 and D. 212-84-1 of the Code of Sport.

e. Remedies

French assistance centre

The ENIC-NARIC Centre is the French centre for information on academic and professional recognition of diplomas.

Solvit

SOLVIT is a service provided by the National Administration of each Member State of the European Union or party to the EEA agreement. Its aim is to find a solution to a dispute between an EU national and the administration of another of these states. SOLVIT intervenes in particular in the recognition of professional qualifications.

Conditions

The person concerned can only use SOLVIT if he establishes:

  • that the public administration of one EU state has not respected its rights under EU law as a citizen or business of another EU state;
  • that it has not already initiated legal action (administrative action is not considered as such).
Procedure

The national must complete a  online complaint form .

Once his file has been submitted, SOLVIT contacts him within a week to request, if necessary, additional information and to verify that the problem is within his competence.

Supporting documents

To enter SOLVIT, the national must communicate:

  • Full contact details
  • Detailed description of his problem
  • all the evidence in the file (for example, correspondence and decisions received from the relevant administrative authority).
Time

SOLVIT is committed to finding a solution within ten weeks of the day the case was taken over by the SOLVIT centre in the country in which the problem occurred.

Cost

Free.

Outcome of the procedure

At the end of the 10-week period, SOLVIT presents a solution:

  • If this solution resolves the dispute over the application of European law, the solution is accepted and the case is closed;
  • if there is no solution, the case is closed as unresolved and referred to the European Commission.
More information

SOLVIT in France: General Secretariat for European Affairs, 68 rue de Bellechasse, 75700 Paris ( official website ).