France

France

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Electrician Registration

Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnelle (CAP) Certificate

1. Description

This certificate is evidence of one of the following:

  1. The successful completion of a full-time course in a "College d'Enseignement Technique" or "Lycee Professionnel".
  2. The completion of an apprenticeship and successful completion of the final examination.
  3. An electrical apprenticeship in the Artisanat (small trades) area and the successful completion of the CAP examination.

The certificate must be endorsed with the words mecanicien-electricien or monteur-electricien.

2. Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

  1. Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.
  2. Is evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship or training that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.
  3. Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the apprenticeship or training was 4 or more years.

3. Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

  1. Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.
  2. Pass the regulations examination.
  3. Where the period of the apprenticeship or training was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnelle (CAP) Certificate show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.
  4. Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.

Certificat de Fin Apprentissage (CFA) Certificate 

1. Description

This certificate is evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship in the Artisanat (small trades) area and successful completion of the final examination that is restricted to that Artisanat area. It must be endorsed with the words mecanicien-electricien or monteur-electricien.

2. Equivalence to New Zealand Requirements

This certificate:

  1. Exempts the holder from the 3rd stage theory examination requirements.
  2. Is evidence of the completion of an apprenticeship that has incorporated the skills in paragraph 1(2) of Clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997.
  3. Is evidence of the completion of 4 years work experience where the period of the apprenticeship was 4 or more years.

3. Registration Requirements

The holder of this certificate must:

  1. Pass the 3rd stage practical assessment or examination.
  2. Pass the regulations examination.
  3. Where the period of the apprenticeship was less than 4 years, have documents that together with the Certificat de Fin Apprentissage (CFA) Certificate show, at least, 4 years work experience on (the equivalent of) prescribed electrical work.
  4. Complete the safety instruction requirements of Clause 3 of Schedule 1 of the Electricity Regulations 1997