Certification in maintenance and general upkeep of premises


Do you want your skills and abilities in maintenance and upkeep of premises to be recognised? Get certified by receiving the skills certificate.

What is Maintenance and general upkeep of premises certification?

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This certification is eligible for the CPF (CPF code = 327646 - Certif info code = 107057

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Apave Certification’s skills certificate in maintenance and general upkeep of premises is part of a voluntary approach and has been created to meet the growing needs of companies in all sectors that wish to increase recognition of their staff and certify their skills in the upkeep and general maintenance of buildings. Being certified is a guarantee that you have the skills to ensure:

  • Advance preparation of your maintenance work: analysis of the different tasks for the intervention, preparation of the site – products, equipment, installations, protection of premises and people, communication about your maintenance work.
  • The completion of property maintenance and upkeep work in 4 areas:  
    • Electricity
    • Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC)
    • Sanitary facilities
    • Interior enclosure of the building - door and window frames, laying of floors, painting/wallpapering, locks
  • The energy performance of facilities, and being proactive in identifying improvement areas.
  • Adapting your behaviour to each situation (communication, interpersonal skills, etc.)

At the end of the examination, you will be issued a C by Apave skills certificate, subject to meeting the conditions for its award.

Certification terms

Prerequisite :To be admissible, the candidate must show that they meet the following prerequisites:


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Holder of a level 3 diploma (former level V) in:

  • Production or maintenance
  • Energy trades
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Electricity, electrical engineering

BAC or equivalent

BAC +2 or equivalent



Demonstrate minimum work experience of 1 year in maintenance / upkeep.    


Demonstrate minimum work experience of 3 years in a maintenance / upkeep department.



Or equivalent if an exception is granted

 General maintenance and upkeep of premises

Additional prerequisite

 BR-level electrical accreditation


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Who the Maintenance and general upkeep of premises certification is for ?

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Any person responsible for the maintenance of municipal premises, hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, buildings, schools, business premises, campsites.

Steps and processes

Etapes et processus

Conduct of the examination 

The examination follows on from the training course delivered by Apave. It consists of:

  • 1 written theoretical test given during the training for each field of intervention (Electricity, Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC), Sanitary installations, Interior building enclosure)
  • 1 half-day of practical simulations reconstituting the professional environment for each area of intervention
  • 1 final individual interview with the examiner - 15 mins per candidate

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Apave Certification is a flexible structure with a customer-oriented approach, which is involved in both voluntary professional certifications and regulatory and mandatory certifications.

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Your questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us!

Yes, this certification is eligible for the CPF, and moreover makes your training to prepare you also eligible for the CPF.

This exam is an integral part of a certification training course. We invite you to contact the Apave agency closest to you which offers this route; discover them HERE.