Proof of professional knowledge applies only to the construction industry
As from 1 January 2018, the requirement to prove professional knowledge has been abolished for a number of regulated professions.
This requirement remains in force exclusively for professions in the construction industry. You can prove your professional knowledge with certificates and diplomas or through practical experience. The relevant professions are listed below.
- Structural work
- Electrical engineering
- Heating, air-conditioning and gas appliance installation engineering
- Finishing work
- Carpentry and glasswork
- Marble and natural stone masonry, tiling
- Plastering, cementing and screeding
- Installation engineering
- Unregulated garden or construction work
- General carpentry
How much can I borrow and do I need to have my own starting capital?
How much you can borrow depends on how much of your own funds you can invest, but above all on how much you can repay.
Can my parents lend me money to put into my business?
Are you going to start your own business? Then you could use some financial help. For example, from your parents. But is that allowed?
The requirement to hold a 'Basic knowledge of business management' certificate has been abolished
See here why you no longer need the proof of education in business management.