Issue of certificate of professional skills

16. 3. 2012 | Source: Ministry of Industry and Trade of The Czech Republic

Information for natural persons who are authorised to perform acitivities classified as trade in the Czech Republic and intend to perform such regulated activity in another Member State of the European Union, the EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or Switzerland.

Recipients and purpose of the document (attestation)

Attestation is issued to natural persons who intend to engage in a regulated activity in another Member State of the European Union (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom), other States party to the European Economic Area Agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), or the Swiss Confederation and who are authorized to carry out the activity, classified as a trade, in the Czech Republic.

The document is issued by

the Ministry of Industry and Trade as the recognition authority, if applicants have carried on a regulated activity as an entrepreneur in the form of a trade or as the responsible representative of the holder of a trade authorization. Attestation is also issued to persons who engage in a regulated activity that is classified as a trade in a dependent position (e.g. as an employee), unless this activity is regulated by legislation in the competence of another recognition authority.

Circumstances subject to attestation

If an activity is regulated in the Czech Republic (it is the subject of a vocational, professional or permitted trade), the recognition authority, following an application from a natural person, issues attestation:

  1. of the fact that the activity is regulated in the Czech Republic, of the scope of authorization to perform the regulated activity in the Czech Republic, of the content of education and training required in the Czech Republic, and of the duration of such education and training,
  2. of whether natural persons are professionally qualified to perform a regulated activity in the Czech Republic and of the scope of their authorization to perform the regulated activity,
  3. of the duration and form of the performance of the regulated activity by a natural person, of the time of commencement and termination thereof, of professional activities included in the performance thereof, of the fact that performance of the activity has not been prohibited or suspended for the applicant, and where appropriate of whether the natural person has performed the regulated activity in a managerial position,
  4. of whether the document providing evidence of the natural person’s formal qualifications has been recognized or confirmed in the Czech Republic as equivalent to a document issued in the Czech Republic or whether this document has been granted effects in the Czech Republic equivalent to those of the document on formal qualifications required for the performance of a regulated activity in the Czech Republic,
  5. of whether, as at the date of issue of the attestation, the natural person complies with the requirement of any other competence (e.g. good character) for the performance of the regulated activity in accordance with special legislation, or of the fact that the condition of other competences is not required for the performance of the regulated activity in the Czech Republic.

If an activity is not regulated in the Czech Republic (it is the subject of an unqualified trade), the recognition authority, following an application from a natural person, issues attestation:

  1. of the duration and form of the performance of the activity by a natural person in the Czech Republic, of the time of commencement and termination thereof, of professional activities included in the performance thereof, and where appropriate of whether the natural person has performed the activity in a managerial position,
  2. of whether the natural person has undergone education and training to prepare him/her professionally for the performance of the activity in the Czech Republic, and where appropriate of whether the education and training is classified as regulated education,
  3. of whether, as at the date of issue of the attestation, the natural person complies with the requirement of any other competence (e.g. good character) for the performance of the activity in accordance with special legislation, or of the fact that the condition of other competences is not required for the performance of the activity in the Czech Republic.

A document is issued in response to anapplication

In their application, applicants indicate the circumstances they wish to be confirmed (e.g. the duration and form of the performance of the activity, good character), identification information (first name, surname, title, date of birth, permanent address and any other address for service), information confirming nationality of a EU Member State, and any other information facilitating communication (telephone, email), information relating to the activity required for the assessment of the application.

Applications are submitted together with documents supporting the facts to be attested. In case of the issue of attestation

  • of the fact that the applicant has not been subject to a bankruptcy order, that the applicant has not been declared bankrupt and that no bankruptcy declaration has been rejected on the grounds that the applicant’s estate is insufficient for the defrayment of the costs of insolvency procedure, or that the holding of the office of a governing body, member of a governing body or other body of a legal person by the applicant is not hindered by the previous holding of a similar office in a legal person that has been declared bankrupt or in respect of whom an insolvency petition has been rejected on grounds of insufficient assets,
  • of the duration and form of the performance of the activity in the Czech Republic by the applicant, of the time of commencement and termination thereof, of professional activities included in the performance thereof, if this activity is not regulated in the Czech Republic,
  • of the fact that the applicant has carried on the activity in a managerial position, evidence in the form of the relevant document may be replaced by the applicant’s solemn declaration made before the recognition authority.

The issue of an attestation is subject to a fee of CZK 1,000. The administrative fee may be paid in the form of fee stamps or to a special account, i.e. Account No 3711–1525001/0710, held at the Czech National Bank. Only the lower part of the fee stamp (without setting of the upper part) should be sticked on the application.

Attestation application form

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