However, the orientation training program has not vanished and it is still possible to register on a voluntary basis.
The program is designed such that you can start your craft activity in the best conditions and avoid traps and mistakes. Young entrepreneurs are taught fundamentals of the following subjects: craft sectors; regulatory framework; accountancy; tax & social contributions; management.
You can register on site at your department's Chambre des métiers. The training lasts 30 hours, over 4 or 5 days. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be issued a certificate, which used to be requested by the French administration to register your business.