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Creating a company: additional steps if you carry out a regulated activity

Verified 01 December 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

When you choose to engage in an activity that is regulated, you must certain preliminary steps when you register your company. If you have not done so before registration, you have 15 days to regularize your situation.

There is no comprehensive list of regulated activities.

We introduce you a list of some regulated activities with specific approaches to these professions.

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Baker

If you wish open a bakery, you must justify a 3-year professional experience in the bakery sector or have a diplomas following:

  • CAP baker
  • BEP baker
  • Master's degree in baking

If you don't meet these obligations, you can still open your bakery if you have an employee or partner who has a bakery diploma.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control) a company.

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

You must perform a declaration on the handling of food of animal origin from the departmental directorate responsible for protecting the population (DDPP or DDETSPP) online or by mail:

Declaration on the handling of food of animal origin

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance, such as professional liability insurance.

Fishmonger

If you want to open a fish shop, you must have a CAP fish shop or justify 3 years experience in this sector of activity.

If you don't meet these obligations, you can still open your fish shop if you have an employee or your employed spouse who has a CAP fish shop.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling a company directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control).

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

Sanitary approval

As an establishment that prepares, processes, handles or stores products of animal origin and markets them, you must apply for a health approval to the departmental directorate responsible for the protection of populations (DDPP: titleContent or DDETSPP: titleContent).

This request must be made using the following form, either online or by post:

Application for health approval

Application for derogation from the health approval

You can request a derogation to the health approval if you complete all the following conditions :

  • Distance between your institution and the institutions delivered less than or equal 80 km away (unless authorized by the prefecture)
  • Quantity for each product sold does not exceed thresholds following:
    • Where these quantities represent less than 30% of the total output of the establishment: 250 kg per week for unprocessed fishery products (chilled or frozen, whole or prepared) and the same quantity for processed fishery products (salted, smoked, cooked)
    • 100 kg per week for unprocessed fishery products and same quantity for processed fishery products

You must perform a request for derogation to the DDETSPP: titleContent in registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt:

Derogation from the health approval requirement: declaration form

Declaration on the handling of food of animal origin

You must perform a declaration on the handling of food of animal origin from the departmental directorate responsible for protecting the population (DDPP or DDETSPP: titleContent):

Declaration on the handling of food of animal origin

FYI  

if you have applied for a health authorization, this declaration is not necessary.

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance, such as professional liability insurance.

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Hairdressing salon

For open a hair salon, you must have one of the following:

  • BEP hairstyle
  • Hairdressing certificate
  • Diploma registered in the national register of professional certification in the field of the master's certificate of an equal or higher level

If you don't meet these obligations, you can still open your hair salon if you have an employee or partner who has a degree in hairdressing.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling a company directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control).

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance, such as professional liability insurance.

Beauty Institute - Beautician

You can opening a beauty salon if you have one of the diplomas following:

  • CAP esthetician
  • BEP beautician
  • Professional aesthetic-cosmetic-perfume bin
  • Aesthetic-cosmetic-perfumery BTS

If you don't have a diploma, you can still open your beauty institute if you have a 3-year professional experience in this area.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling a company directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control).

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance, such as professional liability insurance.

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Nurse

To become a Liberal nurse, you must have obtained a State diploma in nursing.

You must also attest professional experience in a hospital setting the duration of which varies according to your seniority:

  • If you've been working for the last six years in a health care facility, the length of your hospital experience should be 24 months.
  • If you haven't practiced for the last 6 years in a health care facility, the length of your hospital experience should be 36 months.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling a company directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control).

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

Registration with the National Order of Nurses (ONI)

To be eligible to practice as a Liberal nurse, you must enroll in the Council of the National Order of Nurses via an online procedure:

Registration with the Council of the Order of Nurses

Upon registration, you will receive a RPPS identification number.

Registration with the Health Insurance

Following your registration with the Council of the Order of Nurses, you must make a declaration of installation with the health insurance:

Nurse, Liberal settlement: registration with health insurance

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance :

  • Professional liability insurance
  • Medical liability insurance

Dental surgeon

To settle as a dental surgeon, you must have obtained a diploma of specialized studies in dental surgery, oral surgery or oral medicine.

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling a company directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control).

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

You must register for the table of the order of dental surgeons to the departmental council of the college of dental surgeons.

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance :

  • Professional liability insurance
  • Medical liability insurance

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Real Estate Agent

To become a real estate agent, you must have a professional experience in paid employment of 10 years full-time (4 years for executives) or have one of the diplomas following:

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma validating legal, economic and commercial studies registered in the national register of professional certifications and 3 years of professional experience in this activity
  • State degree of 3 years or more of higher legal, economic and commercial studies
  • Senior Technician Patent Real Estate Occupations
  • Diploma from the Institute of Economic and Legal Studies in Construction and Housing

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control) a company.

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

You have to do a business card application online with the chamber of commerce and industry on which you depend:

Application for a professional card from a real estate professional

Who shall I contact

This card is paying : €160.

She's valid for 3 years and must be renewed.

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance :

  • Professional liability insurance
  • Financial guarantee

Architect

For practice as an architect, you must have one of the diplomas following:

  • State diploma in architecture and the authorization of the State-certified architect to exercise the project management in your name
  • Other diploma of architect recognized by the State
  • Rating awarded by the Minister of Culture

You must not not have been subject to a ban Directing, managing, administering or controlling directly or indirectly (the company is controlled by a company you control) a company.

Moreover, you should not to have been convicted a penalty prohibiting the exercise of a professional or social activity.

You must register for the Order of Architects online with the regional council of the order of the place of establishment of your company:

Registration with the Order of Architects

As a regulated professional, you must subscribe to certain compulsory insurance, such as professional liability insurance.