Master craftsman examination and work experience
A person who wishes to work as a train driver, carriage inspector,
driver of track maintenance devices, station master, conductor or train manager
must pass a master craftsman examination and have at least 3 years of work
The master craftsman examination is intended to verify that the
candidate is qualified to perform their profession or occupation, to
independently manage the shop, educate trainees and master other knowledge and
skills determined in the list of examinations for the master craftsman
The examination is taken in four parts:
- practical part (Part I),
- professional and theoretical part (Part II),
- managerial and financial part (Part III),
- pedagogical and andragogical part (part IV).
parts of the master craftsman examination are divided into examination units in
accordance with the list of examinations, determining the content, scope of
master craftsman’s activities, the objectives of the examination and parts of
the examination indicating professional fields.
APPLICATION FOR THE EXAMINATION
A candidate who wishes to take the
master craftsman examination submits an application to the competent authority
proving their suitability to take the examination. The candidate must apply to
the competent authority for each part of the examination with an application 30
days prior to the examination date at the latest. The candidate can apply by
post or electronically.
The entire examination is taken in
accordance with the list of examinations.
The practical part comprises a work
test and master craftsman examination assignment. The written part for an
individual subject in the professional and theoretical part of the master
craftsman examination takes up to 180 minutes. The oral part of the examination
or oral presentation takes a maximum of 30 minutes. The managerial and financial
part of the examination is taken in written form and takes up to 180 minutes.
The pedagogical and andragogical part of the master craftsman examination is
comprised of a written examination that takes up to 180 minutes and a practical
presentation that takes 45 minutes.
The candidate can take several written
examinations on the same day; however, they may not exceed a total of 360
The competent authority submits examination dates to candidates for
each individual part of the master craftsman examination at least once per
year. All examination dates are published on the website of the competent
If the master craftsman examination is passed, the candidate
receives a certificate.
Certificate of passed master craftsman examination