Some occupations are regulated. This means that only people who meet certain conditions are allowed to exercise these occupations. The procedure guide of the 'business.belgium.be' portal site contains an overview of the regulated occupations in Belgium.
Belgium has different decision levels that can lay down formalities. These formalities can differ from region to region.
Access to the occupations
The website of the FPS Economy also provides information about access to the occupation (fr).
The European Commission website also has a database with an overview of regulated occupations per country, with the competent authority.
The 'business.belgium.be' portal site contains more information about European directive 2005/36 on the recognition of professional qualifications.
The Belgian assistance centre for the recognition of professional qualifications (fr) (Be-Assist) informs and orients the professionals who want to exercise a regulated occupation in a member state.