To practice as a commercial agent, prior registration with the Professional Association is essential. This is the only way to ensure the professionalism of commercial agents and the application of the Code of Ethics in their activities (mercantile, labor, individuals, etc.), in accordance with Royal Decree 3595/77 of December 30th of the General Statute of Commercial Agents' Associations and Decree 329/83 of the regulation of Professional Associations in Catalonia.
Registration fee: entrance rights, professional ID card, documentation, educational materials, and management expenses.
ESVEN Course: Official diploma of commercial agent of the Escola Superior de Vendes (ESVEN).
UVIC Course (170 €): University accreditation certificate from the University of Vic (UVIC). The course is optional; to do it is required to have previously completed the ESVEN course, included in the registration fee. This course has a direct subsidy from the COACB of 180 €.
Guarantee: The amount as a guarantee will be returned 56 days after the school has been closed, as long as there are no outstanding debts.
In accordance with the Law regulating personal income tax, the fees paid by members of professional associations are deductible.
60 € discount on the registration fee for new members who open an account at Banc Sabadell and pay their membership fees there. In addition, you can enjoy an annual return of 10% of your paid fees (up to a maximum of 50 €) for the first 12 months.
Documentation to become a member
In order to formalize the new incorporation, the original documentation must be presented, in person or by proxy, at the COACB offices (Casp, 130 - Barcelona).
DNI/ NIF/ NIE
Certificate (original/certified photocopy) of the higher education studies completed.
In case of coming from a non-EU country, it is necessary to present the work - residence card.
Registration form (also available at the offices)
Official QualificationThe Official Diploma of Commercial Agent accredits professionals to exercise the activity with the competences and skills necessary for a good professional development.
Registration for the official course is done at the time of registration at the College and can be done on different dates.
The COACB has two options to obtain the Official Degree:
ESVEN COURSE (hybrid mode)
8-hour course in hybrid format (classroom / online) taught by ESVEN. At the end of the course you will obtain the ESVEN accredited certificate from the Internationally United Commercial Agents & Brokers (IUCAB).
ESVEN + UVIC COURSE (hybrid mode / online)
Course of 8 hours in hybrid format (classroom / online) taught by ESVEN and 100% online course of 17 hours taught by the University of Vic (UVIC). At the end of the course you will obtain the ESVEN accreditation certificate from the Internationally United Commercial Agents & Brokers (IUCAB) and, in addition, the university accreditation certificate, equivalent to 1 ECTS university credit.
and guarantee of professionalism
Discounts and benefits
in services that assist you in the practice of the profession
and free professional advice
tax deductions for college fees and vehicle expenses