Conditions for being able to carry out a training activity, directed at private training bodies, not-for-profit associations, foundations, and non-Luxembourgish training bodies
There are several types of training bodies authorised to deliver training in Luxembourg. Depending on their status, the legislation lays down
specific conditions for them to be able to carry out the training activity.
Private training bodies are subject to the rules of the right of establishment, and must hold a ministerial authorisation in order to carry out the
The authorisation to practise as a "manager of a continuing vocational training body" is strictly personal. It is issued in the name of the person
concerned both for capital companies and partnerships by the Ministry of the Economy, upon the recommendation of the MENJE.
Each body must comply with the conditions for professional integrity and vocational qualifications required in order to carry out this activity.
In order to obtain the business permit as a manager of a continuing vocational training body,
the application forms must be filled in and sent to:
Ministère de l’Économie - Direction générale PME et Entrepreneuriat
The following should be attached to the business permit application form:
House of Entrepreneurship - One-Stop Shop
Private not-for-profit organisations (asbl), foundations and natural persons are individually approved, on request, by the minister responsible for
The application is accepted in the form of a ministerial order stating that these types of providers have been approved as organisers of continuing
vocational training courses.
These training bodies must:
Ministry of Education, Children and Youth
Foreign training bodies must be authorised to provide continuing vocational training in their country of origin.
They are therefore not subject to the approval application process required by Luxembourgish legislation, but to the laws applicable in their own country.
However, the process becomes compulsory if they decide to set up in Luxembourg.