European Professional Card – temporary or occasional provision of mountain guide services

Applications for the European Professional Card can be submitted by professionals who acquired their professional qualifications in the Republic of Slovenia or who comply with all the conditions for the pursuit of the mountain guide profession in the Republic of Slovenia.

In order to obtain the European Professional Card, an EU Login account should be created and the European Commission Authentication Service signed in (https://ec.europa.eu/epc/). For more information about the procedure for obtaining the European Professional Card, visit Your Europe European Union.

The User Guide to assist you in drawing up and submitting your application for the European Professional Card.

The card for the provision of occasional or temporary services in another host Contracting State is issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology no later than 15 business days of receipt of the complete application. The card is sent to the applicant and the competent authority in the host Contracting State in which the services will be provided is informed accordingly.

The card is valid for 18 months from the date of issue and can be renewed after the expiry of this period for a further 18 months. Card holders are requested to report any changes in circumstances that affect their right to provide services.

·         Attachments to the application

  • evidence of citizenship;
  • evidence of professional qualifications;
  • evidence of the legality of establishment (certificate of entry in the list of licenced mountain guides);
  • a certificate of good conduct. 

The costs associated with the European Professional Card include:

The issuing of the European Professional Card for temporary or occasional provision of servicesEUR 100,00

 

Application for the European Professional Card in case the host State requires the applicant's professional qualifications be checked prior to the first provision of services (temporary or occasional provision of services involving risk)

After an application for the issuing of the card for the pursuit of services involving risk in the host Contracting State is filed, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology checks the supporting documents and forwards the application to the competent authority in the host Contracting State no later than one month after having received the complete application.

The competent authority in the host Contracting State should consider the application and make a decision on issuing the European Professional Card no later than in three months.

If the competent authority in the host State establishes that your education, qualifications and professional experience fail to meet the standards applicable in the host State, you may be required to undergo an aptitude test or an adaptation period.

The competent authority in the host Contracting State may request the Contracting State of origin to send additional information or submit a certified copy of evidence. If the competent authority in the host Contracting State does not receive the data or evidence requested, it may refuse to issue the card.

Decisions by the Member State of origin and the host Member State are subject to appeal in accordance with the national law of the Member State concerned.

If the competent authority fails to decide on the issuing of the card within the deadlines prescribed or fails to organise an aptitude test, the card is issued and automatically sent to the card applicant via the electronic system.

·         Attachments to the application:

  • evidence of citizenship;
  • evidence of formal qualifications and professional aptitude (a copy of a diploma or other relevant qualifications);
  • information regarding continuous professional development, seminars and other forms of training;
  • information on training;
  • evidence of professional experience (evidence of work experience)
  • certificate of good conduct.

The costs associated with the European Professional Card include:

The drawing up and transferring of the application for the European Professional Card for practicing the profession on a permanent basis or for temporary or occasional provision of services involving risk

EUR 100,00

The issuing of the European Professional Card for practicing the profession on a permanent basis or for temporary or occasional provision of services involving risk

depending on the Member State

(simulator)

Further information on the European Professional Card, in particular on the procedure and the fees charged for the European Professional Card in other countries, is available on the simulator.

Payments by universal payment order are to indicate:

  • Purpose of payment: UPRAVNA TAKSA ZA EPK
  • Recipient: UPRAVNE TAKSE, Župančičeva ulica 3, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Account No.: SI56 0110 0100 0315 637
  • reference: 11 2130-7111002

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Legal protection

  • Legal protection: Administrative dispute
  • Competent authority: Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia

Also important

There is no appeal against a decision issued by the competent ministry, though an administrative dispute may be initiated. An administrative dispute is commenced by an action to be lodged directly with the Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia, Fajfarjeva 33, 1000 Ljubljana, during office hours or in due time by registered mail. If sent by registered mail, the date of posting is considered the date of delivery to the court. Two copies of the administrative act challenged and two copies of the action – either as transcription or copy – are to be enclosed.

The time limit to bring the action is 30 days from the service of the decision that concluded the procedure.

Pursuant to the Courts Fees Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia [Uradni list RS], Nos 37/08, 97/10, 63/13, 58/14 – Constitutional Court Decision, 19/15 – Constitutional Court Decision, 30/16, 10/17 – ZPP-E, 11/18 – ZIZ-L and 35/18 – Constitutional Court Decision), a court fee under Heading No. 6111 in the amount of EUR 148 is to be paid when the action is brought. The court fee payment is to be made to bank account No. 01100-8450088976

Last updated: 03. 02. 2020