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Coach of aquatic activities and swimming

Latest update: : 2020-04-15 17:22:47

1. Defining the activity

The Aquatic And Swimming Coach is a professional who oversees teaching, development and training activities in aquatic and swimming disciplines such as running swimming, synchronized swimming, diving or water polo.

It accompanies and trains beginners as well as audiences practicing the competition. The coach ensures the safety of the people he supervises as well as that of the third parties. He is responsible for teaching, technology and logistics.

To go further Article 2 of the March 15, 2010 orders creating, respectively, the words "swimming race," "synchronized swimming," "diving" and "water polo" of the State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Sport, "development sporty sport."

Two degrees. Professional qualifications

a. National requirements

National legislation

Coaching activity is subject to the application of Article L. 212-1 of the Code of Sport, which requires specific certifications, including the State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Sport (DEJEPS).

As a sports teacher, the coach must hold a diploma, a professional title or a certificate of qualification:

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.

Training

The DEJEPS sports development, regardless of the mention ("swimming race," "synchronized swimming," "diving" or "water polo"), is classified as Level III, i.e. bac level 2.

DEJEPS is prepared through initial training, continuing education or validation of experience (VAE). For more information, you can see official website VAE.

Conditions for access to training leading to the DEJEPS designation "swimming race"

The person concerned must:

  • Fill out the standard registration form with a photo ID
  • Be of age
  • produce level 1 first aid training (PSE1) or its equivalent, up-to-date training;
  • produce a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and teaching of swimming (running), less than three months old;
  • pass the tests for access to training;
  • meet the required educational requirements: being able to assess the risks associated with the practice of the discipline, to rescue the practitioner, to present the federal sports program in "swimming race", the concepts of the swimmer's career plan and the fundamental principles of training. These skills are checked during the conduct of a 20-minute sports training session, followed by a maximum of 30 minutes of interviewing;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the technical director of swimming, to the safety test carried out over a distance of 50 meters (without swimming goggles, nose clip or use of the ladder) which consists of a free start from the edge of the pool, a 25-metre free-swimming course, a "duck" dive with a search for a submerged regulatory dummy 25 metres from the starting point at a depth of between 1.80 and 3 metres, the dummy's ascent to the surface, a towing of a person for a distance of 25 metres to the edge of the pool and then to the victim's exit;
  • produce the certificate of success in one of the three tests (the contents of which are detailed in Article 3 of the decree of 15 March 2010 above) to justify a technical level and a mastery of the competition environment in "swimming race", swimming with fins or handisport swimming;
  • to produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming or by the National Technical Director handisport, to the 400-metre medley test, carried out according to the rules of the International Swimming Federation or, for Persons with a disability under the French Handisport Federation, according to the rules, adapted, of the International Swimming Federation;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming or the National Technical Director of Studies and Underwater Sports, on one of the two performance tests corresponding to the time schedule defined in the the decree of 15 March 2010 on "swimming race" or swimming with fins;
  • produce a certificate, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, the National Technical Director or, failing that, by the president of a federation that is a member of the Interfederal Council of Aquatic Activities in agreement with the Federation French swimming, justifying an educational experience (volunteer or professional) in "swimming race" of 800 hours, either within a club of an accredited sports federation or within a pole on the list drawn up by the Minister in charge of Under Section R. 221-26 of the Code of Sport for a minimum of three years in the last five years prior to entry into training.

Some training organizations may require the release of other documents upon registration (such as a census certificate). For more information, it is advisable to get closer to the training organization in question.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events. For more details, it is advisable to refer to articles 4, 6 and following of the decree of 15 March 2010 mentioned above.

Conditions for access to training leading to DEJEPS designation "synchronized swimming"

The person concerned must:

  • Fill out the standard registration form with a photo ID
  • Be of age
  • produce level 1 first aid training (PSE1) or its equivalent, up-to-date training;
  • produce a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and teaching of synchronized swimming, less than three months old;
  • pass the tests for access to training;
  • meet the required educational requirements: to be able to assess the risks associated with the practice of the discipline, to rescue the practitioner, to present the federal sports program in synchronized swimming, the concepts of a career plan and the fundamental principles of training. These skills are checked during the conduct of a 20-minute sports training session, followed by a maximum of 30 minutes of interviewing;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the technical director of swimming, to the safety test carried out over a distance of 50 meters (without swimming goggles, nose clip or use of the ladder) which consists of a free start from the edge of the pool, a 25-metre free-swimming course, a "duck" dive with a search for a submerged regulatory dummy 25 metres from the starting point at a depth of between 1.80 and 3 metres, the dummy's ascent to the surface, a towing of a person for a distance of 25 metres to the edge of the pool and then to the victim's exit from the water;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, to the realization of a course justifying a technical level corresponding to the skills targeted in the "synchronized swimming" competition;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, to a test corresponding to a technical solo lasting 1 min 30 seconds including technical elements carried out according to the rules of the Federation swimming in an established order. For more details on the content of this test, it is advisable to refer to Article 3 of the decree of 15 March 2010 mentioned above;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, to a test comprising four imposed figures, as defined according to the rules of the International Swimming Federation:- Figure 420: back walk,
    • Figure 355 e: 360-degree spin porpoise,
    • Figure 301 d: barracuda spins 180 degrees,
    • Figure 140: flamenco bent leg,
    • produce the certificate, issued either by the National Technical Director of Swimming for structures affiliated with the French Swimming Federation, or by the National Technical Director or, failing that, by the president of a member federation of the Interfederal council of aquatic activities in agreement with the French Swimming Federation for their affiliated structures, justifying an educational experience (volunteer or professional) in synchronized swimming of 800 hours either within an approved sports federation club or within a pole on the list drawn up by the Minister for Sport under Article R. 221-26 of the Code of Sport for a minimum of three years in the last five years preceding entry into training.

Some training organizations may require the release of other documents upon registration (such as a census certificate). For more information, it is advisable to get closer to the training organization in question.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events. For more details, it is advisable to refer to articles 4, 6 and following of the decree of 15 March 2010 mentioned above.

Conditions for access to training leading to the DEJEPS "diving" designation

The person concerned must:

  • Fill out the standard registration form with a photo ID
  • Be of age
  • produce level 1 first aid training (PSE1) or its equivalent, up-to-date training;
  • produce a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the practice and teaching of diving, less than three months old;
  • pass the tests for access to training;
  • meet the required educational requirements: being able to anticipate the risks associated with the practice of the discipline, to rescue the practitioner, to present the federal sports program in diving, the concepts of the diver's career plan and the fundamental principles of training. These skills are checked during the conduct of a sports training session lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, followed by an interview of up to 45 minutes;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the technical director of swimming, to the safety test No. 1 carried out over a distance of 50 meters (without swimming goggles, nose clip or use of the ladder) which consists of a free start from the edge of the pool , a 25-metre free-swimming course, a "duck" dive with a search for a submerged regulatory dummy 25 metres from the starting point at a depth between 1.80 and 3 metres, the dummy's ascent to the surface, a towing of a person for a distance of 25 metres to the edge of the pool and then to the victim's exit from the water;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the Technical Director of Swimming, to the safety test No. 2 including the lift of a submerged regulatory dummy at a depth of between 3 and 5 meters (without using swimming goggles or swimming goggles, or nose clip)
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, to carry out five exercises carried out in the one metre springboard, a level corresponding to the skills targeted in the pass's "diving" competition issued by the French Swimming Federation;
  • produce a certificate, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, justifying an official practice in diving competition;
  • produce a certificate, issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming, justifying a demonstration of four dives at one metre and two dives taken at 3 meters according to the rules of the International Swimming Federation. For more details on the content of this demonstration, it is advisable to refer to Article 3 of the decree of 15 March 2010 mentioned above;
  • produce a certificate, issued either by the National Technical Director of Swimming for structures affiliated with the French Swimming Federation or by the national technical director or, failing that, by the president of a member federation of the Interfederal Council of Aquatic Activities in agreement with the French Swimming Federation for their affiliated structures, justifying a 500-hour diving pedagogical experience (volunteer or professional), or within a club of an accredited sports federation either within a pole on the list drawn up by the Minister for Sport under Article R. 221-26 of the Code of Sport, lasting a minimum of three years in the five years prior to entering training .

Some training organizations may require the release of other documents upon registration (such as a census certificate). For more information, it is advisable to get closer to the training organization in question.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events. For more details, it is advisable to refer to articles 4, 6 and following of the decree of 15 March 2010 mentioned above.

Conditions for access to training leading to deJEPS "water polo"

The person concerned must:

  • Fill out the standard registration form with a photo ID
  • Be of age
  • Hold the First Aid Certificate in a Level 1 team (or its equivalent) on the day of continuing education;
  • pass the tests for access to training;
  • communicate a medical certificate of non-contradictory to the teaching and practice of water polo, less than three months old;
  • meet the required pedagogical requirements: be able to assess the objective risks associated with the practice of the discipline, anticipate potential risks to the practitioner and master the behaviour and actions to be carried out in the event of an incident or accident. These skills are checked during a 30-minute refresher session, followed by a 20-minute interview;
  • be able to rescue the water polo player, present the federal sports program and the polo player's career plan concepts. These skills are checked during the conduct of a 20-minute water polo sports development session, followed by a maximum of 30 minutes of interview;
  • produce the certificate of success, issued by the technical director of swimming, to the safety test No. 1 carried out over a distance of 50 meters (without swimming goggles, nose clip or use of the ladder) which consists of a free start from the edge of the pool , a 25-metre free-swimming course, a "duck" dive with a search for a submerged regulatory dummy 25 metres from the starting point at a depth between 1.80 and 3 metres, the dummy's ascent to the surface, a towing of a person for a distance of 25 metres to the edge of the pool and then to the victim's exit from the water;
  • to carry out a shooting course justifying a technical level corresponding to the skills targeted in the "water polo" competition pass issued by the French Swimming Federation. The success of this test is the subject of a certificate issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming;
  • produce a certificate of experience of a minimum water polo practice over three sports seasons in a team equivalent to the "National 3," "National 2" or "National 1" and justifying effective participation in the ten-game field matches at least per sports season. This certificate is issued by the National Technical Director of Swimming;
  • produce a certificate of educational experience (volunteer or professional), in water polo of 800 hours either within a club of an accredited sports federation or within a pole on the list drawn up by the Minister responsible for sports in Article R. 221-26 of the Code of Sport, over a minimum of three years over the past five years. This certification is established by the National Technical Director of Swimming for structures affiliated with the French Swimming Federation or by the National Technical Director or, failing that, by the president of a federation that is a member of the Council interfederal aquatic activities in agreement with the French Swimming Federation for their affiliated structures.

Some training organizations may require the release of other documents upon registration (such as a census certificate). For more information, it is advisable to get closer to the training organization in question.

Under certain conditions, exemptions can be obtained for certain events. For more details, it is advisable to refer to articles 4, 6 and following of the order of 15 March 2010 mentioned above.

Note that

Holders of one of the DEJEPS' designation "swimming race," "synchronized swimming," "diving" or "water polo" can expand their prerogatives by choosing to pass a Certificate of Specialization (CS). These CS include: "water rescue and safety," "open water swimming" or "swimming with fins" (the latter two are only open to DEJEPS holders.

Good to know

Individuals with the Senior State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Sport (DESJEPS) specialty sports performance may also practice as a sports coach. This Level II state diploma is issued by the Regional Director of Youth and Sports. To practice aquatic activities and swimming, the coach will opt for one of the following mentions: "swimming race," "synchronized swimming," "diving" or "water polo" of the DESJEPS. More information on admission requirements and training leading up to graduation.

To go further Articles D. 212-35 and following of the Code of Sport, ordered on 20 November 2006 organising the State Diploma of Youth, Popular Education and Specialty Sport "Sports Development" issued by the Ministry for Youth and Youth 1 July 2008.

Costs associated with qualification

Training at DEJEPS sports development, regardless of the chosen mention ("swimming race," "synchronized swimming," "diving" or "water polo"), is paid. Its cost varies according to the mentions and training centres (between 4,000 and 8,500 euros, as an indication). For  more details] (%5bhttp://foromes.calendrier.sports.gouv.fr/#/formation ), 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 a coach of aquatic activities and swimming 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. Reporting requirement (for the purpose of obtaining the professional sports educator 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.

Five degrees. Qualifications process and formalities

a. Make a prior 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.

b. Make a pre-declaration of activity for EU nationals for a 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, less than one year old.

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.

Good to know: 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.

c. 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 ).