Exams and professional cards
Professional certificates and certificates of professional qualification
Some professional activities require professional cards and certificates of professional qualification (installer, maintainer or authorized operator)
In order to be able to practice as a professional in certain activities subject to industrial or mining safety regulations, it is necessary to have the corresponding professional qualification that guarantees that said professional has the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to act as such.
Not all regulations contemplate the same ways of accreditation of professional qualification but, in general, we can talk about the following:
To pass a theoretical-practical exam carried out by the competent body of the autonomous community (in some specific cases the previous passing of a theoretical-practical course taught by an accredited or recognized entity is required).
Have a university degree whose scope of competence, legal attributions or study plan covers the subjects covered by the corresponding Regulation.
Have a vocational training certificate or a certificate of professionalism included in the National Catalog of Professional Qualifications, whose field of competence coincides with the subject matter of the corresponding Regulation.
Having recognized a professional competence acquired by work experience, in accordance with the stipulated in the Royal Decree 1224 / 2009, of 17 of July, of recognition of the professional competences acquired by work experience, in the subjects object of the corresponding Regulation.
To have a certification granted by an accredited entity for the certification of persons, according to the provisions of Royal Decree 2200 / 1995, of 28 of December, which includes the pertinent matters of the corresponding regulation.
Have recognized the professional qualification of low voltage installer acquired in one or more other Member States of the European Union, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 581/2017, of June 9, which incorporates the Spanish legal system Directive 2013/55 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of November 20, 2013, amending Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No. 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (IMI Regulation).
In addition, in the specific cases indicated below, the applicable provisions require that those wishing to exercise their activity in any of the fields indicated, not only have the professional qualification mentioned above, but must accredit this situation to the competent Administration , who must expressly recognize the ability of professionals to practice this profession by issuing a card whose obtaining is a prerequisite to exercise it. The fields included in this modality and in which, therefore, the so-called professional card is required are the following:
- Thermal installations in buildings.
- Tower crane operator.
- Operator of self-propelled mobile cranes (categories A and B).
- Machinist and mining paddler.
In the Community of Madrid, the competent body to issue these cards is the General Directorate of Economic and Industrial Promotion, which is also in charge of conducting aptitude tests and granting the professional qualification certificates for passing the exam, necessary to accredit the situation indicated as a) in the previous paragraphs.
To obtain more information about the modifications introduced in the regulations related to professional cards as a consequence of the approval of the 17 / 2009 Law, of 23 in November, on the free access to the services activities and their exercise, and of the 25 Law / 2009, from 22 in December, download the explanatory note issued by this General Directorate in this regard.
On the other hand, to obtain more information on how to apply for a card or a certificate of professional qualification for passing the exam click here and to do so on the process of Enabling service companies dedicated to activities regulated by industrial safety regulations click here.
To obtain a list of companies authorized to act in these areas consult the Search Engine installers and enabled maintainers, click here.