Mountain guiding - licencing step by step

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

The activity of a mountain guide consists of organizing and guiding individuals or groups in mountain areas, excluding terrain where progress requires mountain climbing techniques; activity of a mountain leader, i.e. organizing and guiding individuals or groups in mountain areas, including ensuring safety. Within the trade it is possible to implement information activities, lending out climbing, mountain climbing, and ski-alpine equipment and gear.

Notification of a professional trade

The notification is submitted:

  1. at any trade licence office
  2. via public administration contact points (the so-called Czech POINT) – in Czech only
  3. electronically, via the information system provided by the Register of Trade Business

Form of submission

Notification may only be submitted using the so-called Single Registration Form.

Conditions for conducting the trade + notification requisites and appendices

Further details/appendices relating to the notification

Documents evidencing professional competence should be attached to the notification. In this instance, professional competence shall mean the following:

  1. secondary education with a school-leaving examination and partial qualification for mountain guiding in accordance with specific legislation, or
  2. a retraining certificate or other evidence of professional qualification for the relevant employment, issued by an establishment accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, or by a ministry in whose purview the sector in which the trade is operated falls, and 4 years’ experience in the profession.

However, the condition of professional competence must also be met by employees actually performing the activities. In this instance, professional competence shall mean the following:

  1. secondary education with a school-leaving examination and partial qualification for mountain guiding in accordance with specific legislation,
  2. a retraining certificate or other evidence of professional qualifications for the relevant employment activities, issued by an establishment accredited in accordance with specific legislation, or by an establishment accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, or by a ministry in whose purview the sector in which the trade is operated falls, or
  3. evidence of three years experience in the profession in an independent capacity (sections 2 and 23 of the Commercial Code) or in an employment relationship, or
  4. evidence of the recognition of the professional qualification in accordance with specific legislation.

Besides these documents, no other facts need to be evidenced for this trade.

If the conditions for trade notification stipulated by the Trade Licensing Act have been met, the trade licence office shall make an entry in the Trade Register within 5 days of the delivery of the notification and shall issue a copy of the entry to the business person.

The business may be conducted after fulfilling all the above stated requirements.

Related information:

If you have any questions, you can contact Points of Single Contact (PSC) set up at 15 municipal trade licence offices in all regions. More information on PSCs.

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