List of Czech vocational trades (řemeslné živnosti) included in the Annex no. 1 of the Czech Trade Licensing Act
Czech Vocational Trade Licence
According to the Czech Trade Licensing Act (Act No. 455/1991 Coll.), the business activity is conducted systematically, individually, using one's own name, on one's own responsibility, with a view to make profit and under the conditions laid down under this law. The different professions requiring a trade licence are listed in annexes 1- 4 of the Czech Trade Licensing Act.You can find general information in our article Steps for acquiring a Czech Trade Licence.
The Trade Licensing Act differentiates between notifiable trades, where the licence is granted once the agreed conditions are met and the Trade Office is notified (Czech Free Trade License), and concessionary trades, which require state permission – i.e. the granting of a concession; this is not accorded automatically. Access to the Czech Trade Register is free and available online an in English language.
The vocational trade licenses in the Czech Republic are divided into the following:
Butchery and meat processing
Bakery and pastry products
Brewing and malting
Processing of hides and skins
Application, manufacture and repair of orthopaedic footwear
Glass cutting and etching
Processing of rubber compounds
Casting of metals, modelling
Manufacture, installation, and repair of electrical machinery and appliances, electronic and
Goldsmithery and jewellery
Manufacture and repair of musical instruments
Repair of other transport equipment and work machinery
Installation, repair, inspection and testing of electrical equipment
Installation, repair and reconstruction of cooling equipment and heat pumps
Installation, repair, inspection and testing of gas equipment and the filling of vessels with gas
Installation, repair, inspection and testing of pressure equipment and gas vessels
Installation, repair, inspection and testing of lifting equipment
Painting, varnishing, coating
Tinsmithery and repair of vehicle bodies
Repair of road vehicles
Dyeing and chemical treatment of textiles
Cleaning and washing of textiles and clothing
Documentation of professional competence for vocational trades in Czech Republic
Professional competence for vocational trades shall be documented by proof of
a) due completion of secondary education with a certificate of apprenticeship in a relevant field of education,
b) due completion of secondary education with a school-leaving examination31) in a relevant field of education, or with vocational training subjects in a relevant field,
c) due completion of higher vocational education in a relevant field of education,
d) due completion of higher education in a relevant field of study programmes and study fields,
e) recognition of professional qualifications issued by the recognition authority in accordance with the Act on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications, or
f) acquirement of complete professional qualifications which are set for appropriate full professional qualifications in the National system of qualifications.
Citizens of the Czech Republic or another Member State of the European Union may also prove professional competence
a) in respect of the trades listed in Part A, Annex No 1 to the Czech Trade Licensing Act by means of the documents laid down in Section 7(5)(b), (c) or (e) of the Czech Trade Licensing Act,
b) in respect of the trades listed in Part B, Annex No 1 to the Czech Trade Licensing Act by means of the documents laid down in Section 7(5)(b), (c), (f) or (h) of the Czech Trade Licensing Act, or
c) in respect of the trades referred to in Part C, Annex No 1 to the Czech Trade Licensing Act by means of the documents laid down in Section 7(5)(j), (k), (l) or (m) of the Czech Trade Licensing Act.
Documents proving professional competence in accordance with Section 21 may be replaced by evidence of
a) due completion of secondary education with a certificate of apprenticeship in a related field of education and evidence of one year’s experience in the field,
b) due completion of secondary education with a school-leaving examination in a related field of education and evidence of one year’s experience in the field,
c) due completion of higher vocational education31) in a related field of education and evidence of one year’s experience in the field,
d) due completion of higher education31a) in a relevant related field of study programmes and study fields,
e) due completion of retraining for relevant work 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, and evidence of one year’s experience in the field, or
f) six years’ experience in the field.
For more information, please contact:
JUDr. Mojmír Ježek, Ph.D.
ECOVIS ježek, advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Betlémské nám. 6
110 00 Prague 1
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