Decision on appointing a court expert

A decision to appoint a court expert is issued by the minister responsible for justice. A person who wishes to be appointed should submit an application for the appointment on the prescribed form to the Ministry of Justice after an open call to submit applications for the appointment of court experts, certified appraisers and court interpreters has been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia and on the website of the Ministry.


A court expert may commence work when they have taken an oath before the ministerq. The ministry provides a stamp and a card for court experts at the expert's costs.

A court expert is entered in the directory of court experts managed by the ministry responsible for justice.

Conditions and evidence

Acquisition of a permit

  • Application form for the appointment of court expert is published on the website of the Ministry of Justice on the day the open call to submit applications is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Administrative dispute
  • Competent authority: Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia

Other activities

Regardless of the fact that a court expert is appointed for an unlimited period, after five years from the day of their appointment and later every five years, they must submit to the Ministry of Justice evidence of professional training, and knowledge of new discoveries and methods in their profession or of participation at consultations and professional education organised by the competent state authority, an authorised organisation, professional association or another professional organisation.

Within five years, an expert must attend at least five professional training courses.

If an expert does not submit evidence of professional training, or if the Council of Experts deems the submitted confirmations inadequate or insufficient, they may verify the proficiency and practical skills of a court expert in one of the other ways for verifying proficiency under the law governing court experts, certified appraisers and court interpreters which they consider to be the most appropriate

Last updated: 09. 04. 2020