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A professional co-worker for advertising medicinal products which can be sold in specialised stores
The holder of the marketing authorisation has a professional division for advertising medicinal products with professional co-workers for advertising medicinal products to expert public. The professional persons for advertising medicinal products advertise: to persons who prescribe or issue medicinal products; to health-care workers when advertising involves medicinal products for which the marketing authorisation of the authorisation of the health-care programmes provider shows that appropriate provision of information or training of the patient within the scope of health care or the training of health-care workers is required for the safe and appropriate administering of the medicinal product.
Advertising of medicinal products to the expert public is performed by professional co-workers in accordance with valid regulations. Professional co-workers for advertising medicinal products must have an appropriate education and be entered in the register of professional co-workers for advertising which is managed by the relevant authority.
An individual must have at least a secondary school education in pharmacy or veterinary medicine for medicinal products used in veterinary medicine.
School-leaving certificate - certified copy or non-certified copy with the original provided on request.
A person must pass a professional examination.
Trainees with a secondary school education must pass a professional examination at health-care institutions authorised by the minister for the implementation of professional examinations (hereinafter: authorised health-care institutions).
Trainees submit their applications for professional examination to their employers.
Employers send the applications for their employees with secondary school education to an authorised health-care institution.
The application for a professional examination must be accompanied by:
- a certified copy or certified transcript of the diploma or a school-leaving certificate;
- document for traineeship and practical training which must show the course of the traineeship programme in terms of time and content;
- passed test of practical knowledge and opinion of the mentor on the trainee’s competence, and the certificate of the payment of costs for the exam.
The professional examination is oral.
The costs are covered by the employer and amount to EUR 200.00.
A trainee who successfully passes the professional examination receives a certificate of a completed professional examination.
Certificate of professional examination
The individual must receive regular further training on courses and on other suitable independent professional education courses which are mandatory also for pharmacy or veterinary technicians.
Evidence of regular further professional training
The individual must obtain further professional education from a professional body implementing pharmacy activities.
Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad
There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU: