Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.
- At least three completed years of secondary vocational education or equivalent education under earlier regulations.
- Candidate's portfolio: Candidates may also demonstrate knowledge and skills with appropriate documents: certificates and diplomas from state-approved education programmes, certificates of professional competence (state-approved documents under earlier traffic regulations); certificates of competence or other documents demonstrating the attainment of the standard of knowledge and skills from this catalogue which candidates have obtained in other EU countries or in international projects.
- The knowledge of a candidate undergoing full verification is verified in writing in all thematic categories with examination questions structured in various ways (1/3 in the form of a test, 1/3 in the form of short open questions in which the candidate demonstrates his or her knowledge and understanding of technical content) while 1/3 consists of a practical test of competences and skills which the candidate shows in practice by completing tasks to prove his or her competence in accordance with the catalogue of standards of professional knowledge and skills.
- Partial verification of knowledge and skills is determined by the examination panel on the basis of the candidate's portfolio. Verification is prepared with regard to already acquired knowledge and the knowledge and skills which the candidate must demonstrate during verification in accordance with point 4.2.
Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.