Awarding bodies

Awarding body is a legal entity nominated by sector skills council. To ensure impartiality in awarding occupational qualifications, the awarding body shall set up an occupational qualification committee that shall consist of the parties interested in awarding occupational qualifications in the given field: specialists, employers, employees, trainers, representatives of professional associations and, if necessary, representatives of clients, as well as other interested parties.

In order to be granted the right to award occupational qualifications an open competition arranged by Kutsekoda shall be completed. A legal person or authority that has been declared a winner by a decision of a sector skills council in a public competition and that has the corresponding registration in the register of occupational qualifications may act as an awarding body.

Upon registration, the names and levels of occupational qualifications which the awarding body shall be entitled to award will be determined. The procedure for the organisation of the competition and the list of documents certifying compliance with the conditions listed in §11 (1) the Occupational Qualifications Act has been established by a regulation of the Ministry of Education and Research.
      
In order to be granted the right of an awarding institution the organisation must prepare the rules and procedure for awarding the occupational qualifications and to set up an occupational qualification committee.

The organisation having been granted the right to award occupational qualifications will be entered into the register of occupational qualifications. The organisation having won the competition is granted the right to award occupational qualifications for five years.

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