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Create a company: Check if the proposed activity is regulated

Verified 17 September 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Regardless of the legal status you choose, it is imperative that you check whether the activity of your future company is regulated.

If the activity you are considering is regulated, you must verify that you are all the conditions for exercising it.

Examples of regulated activities:

It doesn't exist no exhaustive list of regulated activities. However, BPIFrance Créations provides an information module on the most frequent regulated activities:

Know if an activity is regulated

Regulated activities are subject to access and/or exercise conditions.

Conditions of access


  • Diploma requirements
  • Conditions of professional experience
  • Conditions for prior training
  • Minimum age requirements
  • Conditions of good repute (for example, not having been convicted by a French or foreign court)
  • Financial conditions (for example, having a minimum amount of capital)
  • Condition for taking out one or more insurances

You may need to meet multiple access conditions.

You have to fill them out before starting your business.

At the time of registration of your company, the administrative authorities will ask you to present the supporting documents corresponding to the conditions of access.

Conditions for the exercise


  • Continuing education and training requirements
  • Fitness requirement
  • Condition for keeping a register or registers
  • Condition for regular reporting to one or more administrations

Unlike the access conditions, you do not have to justify exercise conditions to start your business. They will be checked in operation.


depending on the nature of your activity and the municipality where you are located, you may have additional rules to follow (hygiene, storage of products, safety, reception of the public,...).

Ask a professional about it

To be sure of having all the necessary information, it is recommended to call on a professional of the accompaniment.

Call on the Chamber of Crafts and Crafts.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Who shall I contact

Get in touch with the Urssaf.

Who shall I contact