Last update 19.03.2021
Only accredited organisations may provide rescue training courses which are equivalent to the training courses provided by the National Institute for Rescue Training (Institut national de formation des secours - INFS).
Accreditation is granted by the Minister in charge of the rescue services. The latter is responsible for monitoring and checking whether the activities of the accredited training body are compliant with the Grand-Ducal regulation that applies in this matter.
Who is concerned
Each training organisation other than the INFS must obtain accreditation to provide training.
How to proceed
Filing an application
Interested training organisations must submit an application for accreditation to the Minister electronically by using an electronic document exchange platform.
To do this and as soon as their application is complete and ready for transmission, they must first inform the Department of Civil Security of the Ministry of Home Affairs of their intentions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The form must contain the following information:
- the training courses offered (compliant with the INFS training programme) and the evaluation methods;
- the trainer(s) and their respective education and experience. The trainer(s) must provide:
- a certificate or diploma issued by CGDIS that attests to their competencies as a trainer; or
- a certificate or diploma recognised as equivalent.
- the target audience;
- the means of certifying the participation;
- the internal organisation.
The organisation must also attach:
- an up-to-date version of their articles of association;
- an extract from the Trade and Companies Register (Registre de commerce et des sociétés - RCS);
- a third-party liability insurance certificate.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
The Minister will respond within 3 months of receipt of the application.
Accreditation takes the form of a ministerial order which indicates:
- the accredited training course; and
- the accreditation number.
The accreditation is non-transferable and must be be visibly displayed at the registered office of the training organisation.
The accreditation must appear on all correspondence for course participants or the public.
The accredited training organisation commits to:
- ensure the proper functioning and provision of the training courses for which accreditation has been requested;
- have the necessary technical and pedagogical materials for the training courses for which accreditation has been requested;
- have the sufficient number of trainers to conduct the training courses in a satisfactory manner;
- have an adequate infrastructure for conducting trainings;
- comply with the standards for positions, activities and skills approved by the CGDIS board of directors;
- send the Minister an annual activity report, no later than the third month following the previous year, indicating:
- the number of participants; and
- the number of training certificates issued.
- the number of participants; and
In the event failure to comply with these obligations, the Minister may suspend or revoke his decision.
The accredited organisation must immediately inform the Minister of any changes in the information provided upon the submission of their application for initial accreditation or application for renewal.
The validity period of the accreditation is 5 years and is renewable.
The organisation must send an application for renewal to the Minister 6 months before the expiry date of the current accreditation.
Applications for renewal must be submitted:
- using the application form;
- in the same way as the initial application.
Forms / Online services
Demande d’obtention d’un agrément pour un organisme formateur en matière de secours
Rapport annuel pour organismes formateur agrées en matière de secours
Who to contact
Directorate of Municipal Planning and Urban Development19, rue Beaumont
L - 1219 Luxembourg
Postal address :
B.P 10 L- 2010 Luxembourg
Phone : (+352) 247 84600 / 247 74629Fax : (+352) 247-84666