The activity directed at the organisation of complex vocational examinations is a service activity subject to a licence. The activity directed at the organisation of complex vocational examinations is listed under Sector No. 85 “Education” in the Standard Sectoral Classification of Economic Activities (TEÁOR'08).
Entities organising examinations under an adult training contract are exempted from obtaining a licence for the service activity because such entities have training and educational activity as their core activities and they already pursue these activities according to entitlement obtaining procedures which are legally identical with the licensing procedure required for the activities directed at the organisation of vocational examinations, in compliance with the relevant sectoral educational rules and in the framework of the special licensing system of the sector.
The office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations shall give a licence to an institution for pursuing the activity directed at the organisation of vocational examinations, which qualifies as an accredited institution under Act CI of 2001 on Adult Training; possesses and can continuously guarantee the general personal and material conditions required by law for the organisation of vocational examinations. Further, the institution must possess the code of procedural rules and secrecy including the manner of fulfilling the examination organisation duties specified in Decree 20/2007 (21 May) of the Minster of Social Affairs and Employment on the General and Procedural Rules of Vocational Examinations as well as the manner of secure treatment of public documents relating to vocational examinations and of centrally provided written or interactive examination exercises, and which
- as regards the vocational qualification, partial vocational qualification, vocational qualification divergence and vocational qualification add-on (hereinafter jointly: vocational qualification) listed in the National Qualification Register specified in the application, possesses and can continuously guarantee the personal and material conditions required for the vocational examination activity concerning at least one examination venue per vocational qualification;
- possesses the special vocational, material and personal conditions determined in the decree issued by the minister responsible for vocational qualifications;
- is not prohibited from the examination organisation activity, and
- is listed in the register of taxpayers exempt from public debts or certifies that it is exempt from public debts within the meaning of the Act on the Rules of Taxation, and is not subject to bankruptcy, liquidation or voluntary dissolution procedure.
- obligation to supply statistical data;
- documentation of the complex vocational examination;
- keeping and forwarding registration sheets;
- repayment of examination fee in the case of unlawful organisation of examination
Procedures connected with starting and pursuing the service activity
Activities directed at the organisation of complex vocational examinations require the licence issued by the office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations. As regards the activity directed at the organisation of vocational examinations, the metropolitan and country government offices shall act as the office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations. In connection with the supervision duties of offices responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations and ministers responsible for vocational qualifications, the National Labour Office also fulfils information and contribution services.
Applications for pursuing an activity directed at the organisation of complex vocational examinations may be submitted in writing to the office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations. In addition to all licensing information, the website of the Educational Authority also includes the form required for the submission of the application. Currently, procedures cannot be started electronically due to technical reasons.
The application shall be submitted together with the following:
- description of the organisational unit responsible for the organisation of the vocational examination, including
- the examination organiser's position in the organisation, and its supervision;
- the number, educational and vocational qualification, vocational experience and position of the persons directly responsible for the organisation of vocational examinations;
- the description of existing material conditions required for pursuing the examination organisation activity;
- code of procedural rules and secrecy concerning the organisation of examinations;
- process description of the examination organisation and implementation activity of the applicant institution, together with the presentation of the examination order and examination programme of examinations relating to a requested vocational qualification, in respect of 20 examinees;
- description of instruments used to record and document the examination process;
- detailed description of compliance with the personal and material requirements of implementing the vocational examination;
- in the case of material instruments not being owned by the applicant, the document certifying that such instruments are constantly available for the organisation and implementation of the vocational examination;
- the applicant institution's legal statement on the planning statistical regions in which it wishes to organise vocational examinations, broken down to the trade groups specified in the National Qualification Register;
- if the applicant institution is not listed in the register of taxpayers exempt from public debts, the public document not older than 30 days certifying that the institution has no public debt.
Institutions already registered and licensed for organising vocational examinations in respect of the given vocational qualification shall observe the same requirements in their application for the right of organising vocational examinations for any further vocational qualification.
The application shall be considered by the office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations within the general 30-day deadline which may be extended by the town clerk for another 30 days only once.
The office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of vocational examinations shall, if the application meets all statutory requirements, give a licence to the applicant to pursue the activity. The licence entitles the applicant to organise complex vocational examinations (in respect of the state-recognised vocational qualifications specified therein) until such licence is revoked.
The licensing procedure, the extension of the licence to further vocational qualifications, the reduction of the number of vocational qualifications listed in the licence and the deregistration of the examination organiser institution possessing the licence are subject to administrative service fees. The administrative service fee of the licensing procedure is HUF 130,000. The administrative service fee of the extension of the licence to further vocational qualifications is HUF 30,000. The administrative service fee of the reduction of the number of vocational qualifications listed in the licence (irrespective of the number of vocational qualifications) and administrative service fee of the deregistration of the examination organiser institution is HUF 8,000.
Administrative service fees shall be paid via bank transfer, postal cheque or cash payment to the budget appropriation utilisation account No. 10032000-00282637-00000000 kept by the Hungarian State Treasury.
The office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations shall keep record of institutions licensed to organise vocational examinations. Registered institutions shall report any change in their registered data to the office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations, within 90 days of the occurrence of such change. Such obligation to report data change is not subject to any fee or duty. The office responsible for the licensing of the organisation of complex vocational examinations shall, if so requested, deregister the vocational qualification in respect of which the registered institution no longer intends to pursue examination organisation activity.
Pursuing the activity in the framework of cross-border services
There is no sectoral rule concerning the activity directed at the organisation of complex vocational examinations under which any person who lawfully pursues this activity in its country of residence (within the EU or EEA) should obtain a separate licence or make a separate legal statement in the case of cross-border activity involving Hungary (i.e. an activity not requiring the settlement of the person or pursued occasionally or in a temporary manner).
Cross-border service provision
If you wish to launch this service in the form of cross-border service provision, please click here to read the general conditions of cross-border service provision in Hungary.
Rules of law governing the service activity and procedures
- Act CLXXXVII of 2011 on Vocational Training,
- Government Decree 111/2010 (9 April) on the Detailed Rules of Issuing the Licence for the Organisation of Vocational Examinations and of Inspecting the Examination Organising Activity,
- Government Decree 307/2006 (23 December) on the Educational Authority,
- Decree 12/2010 (20 April) of the Minister for Social Affairs and Employment on the Rules of Administrative Service Fee for the Licensing Procedure Directed at the Obtainment of Licence for the Organisation of Vocational Examination and on the Payment of such Fee,
- Act CXL of 2004 on the General Rules of Administrative Proceedings and Services,
- Act LXXVI of 2009 on the General Rules on Taking up and Pursuit of Service Activities.