Approved by Ordinance No 847/18.11.2013
of the Chair of NAVET
eng. Emiliana Dimitrova
Procedure for issuing a license to a centre for information and vocational guidance
(Adopted by NAVET Managing Board minutes № 07 of 27.05.2009, amended by NAVET Managing Board minutes №05 of 13.11.2013)
This document systematises the procedure for issuing a license to a centre for information and vocational guidance (CIVG) according to Article 49a of the Vocational Education and Training Act (VETA ). The procedure has been developed pursuant to Article 42 point 2 and Article 48, paragraph 2, point 6 of VETA.
Applying for CIVG licensing
The documentation for licensing a CIVG is prepared by the applicant in accordance with the requirements specified in Article 49b paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of VETA and is submitted through the information system (https://is.navet.government.bg/test/). After that, the documents for licensing are printed and the hard-copy is submitted to the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET).
To the documents for licensing a document should be enclosed for the payment by bank transfer of a fee, in accordance with Article 2, point 1 of the Decree of the Council of Ministers № 241/ 21.11.2000.
Examination of the submitted to NAVET documentation
An expert from NAVET examines the submitted documentation, in terms of completeness and compliance with the regulatory requirements in Article 49b paragraphs 2 and 3 of VETA and the Rules of Procedure of NAVET. The result can be:
1. positive – all the necessary documents in accordance with the requirements are submitted and are entered in NAVET information system.
2. negative – the documents submitted are incomplete and/or do not comply with the requirements, are not entered or partially entered in NAVET information system.
Licensing examination of the capacity of the centre to provide vocational guidance
1. Upon positive assessment of the submitted to NAVET documentation, the Chair of NAVET appoints an Expert group and instructs the Expert committee “Vocational Guidance” to carry out the licensing examination of the capacity of the centre to provide information and vocational guidance. A notification letter is sent to the applicant on the timeframe of the examination, the experts involved in it and the amount of the license fee.
2. No later than 10 working days of the date of receipt of the notification letter, the applicant shall transfer the fee in accordance with Article 2, point 2 of the Decree of the Council of Ministers № 241/ 21.11.2000.
If the fee under p. 2 is not transferred within ten working days of the receipt of the notification letter, the Chair of NAVET suspends the assessment procedure of the centre for one month, for which the applicant is notified in writing. After the expiration of the one month period, the Chair of NAVET refuses to issue a license.
3. The licensing examination is carried out by the Expert group and the Expert committee on the basis of the criteria for licensing adopted by NAVET Managing Board. Members of the Expert group examine and evaluate the contents of the submitted documentation and if necessary visit the applicant to assess the practical arrangements for providing the specified services of vocational guidance.
4. The Chairperson of the Expert committee in accordance with Article 49, paragraph 3 point 1 of VETA submits a report with the results of the licensing examination to the Chair of NAVET with a reasoned proposal for issuing or refusing to issue a license.
5. Based on the proposal of the Expert committee, the Chair of NAVET, according to Article 48, paragraph 2, point 6 of VETA issues or refuses to issue a license. NAVET notifies the applicant of the result of the completed licensing procedure.
The license document is given to the applicant after the payment of a fee of 100 (one hundred) leva, according to Article 2, point 3 of Decree of the Council of Ministers № 241/21.11.2000.
In the cases the documents submitted to NAVET are incomplete and/or do not comply with the requirements specified in Article 49b paragraphs 2 and 3 of VETA, or the necessary information is not entered in NAVET information system:
NAVET notifies the applicant by letter and pursuant to Article 49b paragraph 5 of VETA sets a one month period for the applicant to address the identified non-compliances and to prepare the documentation that meets the licensing requirements..
If the applicant does not eliminate the non-compliances within the month, the Chair of NAVET refuses to issue a license pursuant to Article 49b, paragraph 7 of VETA.
● Published on 09.06.2015 ● Last edit 09.06.2015●