A Master craftsman's diploma (Brevet de maîtrise) entitles the holder to work as an independent professional in the trade sector and to train apprentices. The Master craftsman's diploma grants the title of master craftsman (maître-artisan) in the given trade.
Courses to prepare the Master craftsman's diploma are organised by the Chamber of Skilled Trades and Crafts (Chambre des métiers, CDM)
To enrol in the courses, students must be holding a vocational aptitude diploma (DAP) or submit qualifications that are recognised as equivalent. Holders of the General Certificate of Secondary Education as well as of a technician’s diploma and some higher education diplomas with professional experience may also be admitted.