From March 3, practicing certificate for some construction activities is not required in Vietnam

Below is the remarkable content specified in Decree 15/2021/ND-CP elaborating certain regulations on management of construction projects in Vietnam.

From March 3, practicing certificate for some construction activities is not required in Vietnam (Illustration)

Clause 1, Article 62 of Decree 15/2021/ND-CP stipulates that: "The construction practicing certificate (hereinafter referred to as “the practicing certificate”) shall be issued to any Vietnamese citizens, overseas Vietnamese or foreigners who legally carry out construction activities in Vietnam in order for them to hold certain positions or run their own construction business as prescribed in Clause 3 Article 148 of the Law on Construction 2014, amended by clause 53 Article 1 of the Law No. 62/2020/QH14."

However, as of March 3, 2021, an individual is not required to obtain a practicing certificate as prescribed in this Decree to perform the following construction activities:

- Design, supervision of communications, telecommunications system in a work;

- Design, supervision of finishing activities of a building, such as plastering, tiling, painting, installing doors, windows, furniture and other similar works without affecting the load bearing structures of the work;

- Construction activities for works of class IV; green parks; telecom signal transmission cable lines.

In addition, any individual having yet to obtain a practicing certificate is entitled to participate in the construction sector where appropriate for his/her major, and is not authorized to run his/her own construction business as well as hold any title that requires the practicing certificate.

The fields and scope of construction activities of practice certificates shall comply with the provisions of Appendix VI of Decree 15/2021/ND-CP, effective from March 3, 2021, replacing Decree 59/2015/ND-CP and Decree 42/2017/ND-CP.


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