Set up under the French social modernization law n°2002-73 dated 17 January 2002, the national committee for professional certification is placed under the authority of the French minister in charge of vocational training. The committee is made up of 43 members: representatives of ministers, representatives of the regions, social partners, representatives of the consular chambers, and qualified persons. Its mission is to:
Under the authority of its chairman, the CNCP relies on the work carried out by a specialized committee, a permanent secretariat and a network of regional correspondents.
It contributes to work at an international level on transparency of qualifications.