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Bulgarian National Agency for Vocational Education and Training - NAVET

The National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) is a specialised body to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria established under the Vocational Education and Training Act (VETA) in 1999.

It is a legal entity financed by the State budget with headquarters in Sofia and a state authority for the licensing of activities in the vocational education and training system as well as for the coordination of institutions related to vocational guidance, education and training.

Within NAVET there are 16 expert commissions functioning in different vocational areas and in one additional expert commission in vocational guidance.

 The bank of external experts and members of working teams includes above 500 outstanding specialists in different vocational areas.

NAVET’s main functions

  • The List of Professions for Vocational Education and Training (shortly LPVET) is a classification of professions and specialties, in which vocational education and training is carried out and is certified with a Certificate for vocational qualification or Certificate for vocational training.
  • Next are the State educational standards which are documents that define the framework of the obligatory professional competencies necessary to practice a particular profession.
  • NAVET licenses CVT, which provide and certify vocational training of persons above the age of 16. The Agency also licenses CIVG, which provide vocational guidance to school students and other persons.
  • Participation in European networks and projects and in many working groups, concerning VET at national and international level.