Certificate of professional competence to handle pyrotechnic articles

Main information about the service

Only professionally competent persons may handle pyrotechnic articles in categories F4, T2 and P2.  A person wishing to handle such pyrotechnic articles must hold a certificate of professional competence by which they demonstrate their professional competence.

Does this apply to me?

You will need a certificate of professional competence if you want to handle pyrotechnic articles in categories F4, T2 or P2, or if you want to operate the tied trade 'Purchase, sale, destruction, and disposal of pyrotechnic articles in categories P2, T2 and F4, and work with fireworks'.

Service outcome

The service output is a certificate of professional competence.

Service benefit

With a certificate of professional competence, you can buy, sell, destroy and dispose of pyrotechnic articles in categories F4, T2 and P2, and work with fireworks. A certificate of professional competence is also a prerequisite for the tied trade 'Purchase, sale, destruction, and disposal of pyrotechnic articles in categories P2, T2 and F4, and work with fireworks'.

When to address the service

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You can use this service at any time. Given the need to undergo professional training, you should start the use of this service well in advance of the commencement of the activities for which professional competence is required.

How to get the service

get the service in person get the service electronically

What do you need when solving the service electronically

To obtain a certificate of professional competence, you must be over 18 years of age, have at least secondary education with graduation, be fully legally competent, have no criminal record, and be medically fit. 

In this case, having no criminal record means you must not have been convicted of an intentional criminal offence or a negligent criminal offence committed in connection with the use or application of explosives or pyrotechnic articles. To evaluate the criminal record issue, the Czech Mining Authority will request an extract from the criminal records concerning you. 

For this purpose, to obtain a certificate of professional competence you must submit an application which, in addition to the general requirements specified in the Administrative Procedure Code (Section 45(1) of the Administrative Procedure Code), must contain proof of education, proof of payment of the administrative fee, and a medical opinion. If you are an employee, you must also state the address of your employer, your job title, and the type of work you perform. These documents may be attached as electronically certified copies.

You will then have to successfully complete professional training, which ends with an exam. Only then can a certificate of competency be issued. 

To submit your application, you may use this form

Where and how to solve the service electronically

You may submit your application to the Czech Mining Authority. You may submit your application via data box, the information system of the State Mining Administration (IS SMA), or by email with a recognized electronic signature. You may send your application by email to podatelna@cbusbs.cz.

The Czech Mining Authority issues certificates of professional competence through an administrative procedure. The deadline for processing applications is 30 days. As you will have to complete professional training ending with an exam after submitting your application, the procedure will be suspended after the submission of your application (if it is in order) until you successfully complete this training.

e-Government portal

AIS SBS

Could be solved via e-identity

Yes

Is the service charged when solving electronically

Yes

The fee for electronically processed service

The service is subject to an administrative fee of CZK 1 000. In the case of complete electronic submission, the fee is CZK 800.
 

What you’ll need to provide

To obtain a certificate of professional competence, you must be over 18 years of age, have at least secondary education with graduation, be fully legally competent, have no criminal record, and be medically fit. 

Having no criminal record means you must not have been convicted of an intentional criminal offence or a negligent criminal offence committed in connection with the use or application of explosives or pyrotechnic articles. To evaluate the criminal record issue, the Czech Mining Authority will request an extract from the criminal records concerning you. 

For this purpose, to obtain a certificate of professional competence you must submit an application which, in addition to the general requirements specified in the Administrative Procedure Code (Section 45(1) of the Administrative Procedure Code), must contain proof of education, proof of payment of the administrative fee, and a medical opinion. If you are an employee, you must also state the address of your employer, your job title, and the type of work you perform. 

You will then have to successfully complete professional training, which ends with an exam. Only then can a certificate of competency be issued. 

To submit your application, you may use this form

Where to solve the service

The application can be sent to the Czech Mining Authority at Český báňský úřad, Kozí 4, P.O.BOX 140, 110 01 Praha 1 - Staré město. 

If you wish to submit the application in person, you may do so at the filing office of the Czech Mining Authority at the same address. 

The Czech Mining Authority issues certificates of professional competence through an administrative procedure. The deadline for processing applications is 30 days. As you will have to complete professional training ending with an exam after submitting your application, the procedure will be suspended after the submission of your application (if it is in order) until you successfully complete this training.

Is the service charged when solving in person?

Yes

The fee for in person processed service

The service is subject to an administrative fee of CZK 1 000.

Responsible Public Authority

Ministerstvo průmyslu a obchodu
https://linked.cuzk.cz/resource/ruian/adresni-misto/21726779

Data mailbox: bxtaaw4
E-mail: posta@mpo.cz
Web: https://www.mpo.cz/

Addresses

Český báňský úřad
https://linked.cuzk.cz/resource/ruian/adresni-misto/21724121

Data mailbox: rn6aas6
E-mail: info@cbusbs.cz
Web: http://www.cbusbs.cz/cs/

Additional information about the service

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Communication language

Czech, Slovak

Compliance date

04.11.2020