Formation accompagnateur

SNCB is an accredited training organisation for train conductors. The training organisation provides:

  • basic training;
  • advanced training courses.


The training organisation organises examinations in the following instances:

  • at the end of a basic or advanced training course;
  • at the three-year inspection of professional skills;
  • in response to an ad hoc, substantiated request for an inspection of professional competency.

Access to the training courses is guaranteed for the staff of all the rail companies operating throughout the Belgian rail infrastructure.

At the end of the training course, the student is able to respond effectively and safely to professional situations based on:

  • his/her required knowledge of the regulations;
  • his/her required line and rolling stock knowledge;
  • specific skills.

A professional situation is an integral set of tasks to be completed, of rules to be observed and of decisions to be taken.

Training journeys are based on:

  • task-oriented training using professional situations;
  • a gradual build-up in complexity taught over different stages;
  • integrating theory and practice.

At the end of the training course, the candidate takes the certification test. If successful in passing this test, the candidate is awarded his/her certificate.

SNCB has 3 train conductor training campuses (Antwerp, Brussels and Namur)


Preparation for the certification test resulting in the award of the passenger train conductor certificate on the Belgian rail network.


  • organising work;
  • communicating with security partners;
  • braking;
  • electrification;
  • signalling and traffic;
  • departure procedure;
  • coupling and uncoupling;
  • abnormal situations;
  • incident, in distress, obstacle, accident.


Expanding the candidate's professional skills.


  • High-speed lines;
  • Innovations.
Theory 90 €/hour p.p. Group training (max. 12 candidates)
Practical 180 €/hour p.p. Group training (max. 6 candidates)
Written evaluation 300 € p.p. Minimum fee 1200 €
Oral evaluation 300 € p.p. Minimum fee 1200 €

For any information about training courses, examinations and registration:

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges (SNCB)
Wouter De Block
Avenue de la porte de Hal, 40
1060 Bruxelles, Belgium

Tel: +32 2 528 83 77
Fax: +32 2 528 38 29

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