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. 


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

Supporting evidence

Certificate of passed master craftsman examination

Last updated: 03. 08. 2016