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Legal and natural entities who must obtain the authorisation for the production, storage or trading with hazardous chemicals, determine one or several chemicals consultants for the implementation of the act. The consultants must have appropriate education and passed the course and test listed in regulations on the production and storage as well as trading with chemicals.

A chemicals consultant must know the production or sales programme of a legal or natural entity for whom the chemicals consultancy tasks are performed, know the legislation and warn the employer about the requirements and their obligations, on regulations on the production, storage and trading of chemicals, consult the employer on other matters connected with the conditions for performing the activity based on regulations on the production, storage and trading with chemicals, represent the employer in administrative matters at the authority responsible for chemicals, cooperate with chemical consultants of other legal and natural entities who produce, store or trade with hazardous chemicals.

Conditions

  • A person must have at least a higher professional education in chemistry, pharmacy or agronomy.

    Evidence

    Diploma: original, certified copy or non-certified copy with the original provided on request.

    Legal basis

  • A person must take a course on the regulations governing the production and storage of chemicals and their trading.

    The course encompasses the following areas of knowledge, which are discussed in the form of lectures according to individual fields in the anticipated number of school periods:

    Substantive field

    Number of hours

    chemicals Act

    1

    conditions for producing and trading in hazardous chemicals and the role and tasks of a chemical consultant

    1

    Storage of hazardous chemicals

    1

    REACH general, registration and the chemical safety report

    1

    REACH prohibitions and restrictions on use and placing on the market and authorisation

    1

    classification, packaging and labelling of hazardous substances and preparations and safety data sheet

    2

    reporting data on chemicals

    1

    biocidal products

    1

    persistent organic pollutants (POP’s)

    1

    prior informed consent procedure (PIC)

    1

    drug precursors

    1

    goods of strategic significance for safety and health

    1

    inspection

    1

    total

    14

    Legal basis

  • A person must pass an examination on the regulations governing the production and storage of chemicals and their trading.

    The examination is conducted by organisations authorised by the minister responsible for health at the proposal of the competent authority for chemicals.

    The examination is conducted before a commission in oral form and takes no more than 30 minutes.

    The commission may conduct the examination if at least two of its three members are present. The commission decides on the results of the examination with pass/fail grades.

    The commission takes a decision immediately after the examination. If a candidate fails to pass the examination, they may take it again but no more than three times.

    Evidence

    A statement that a test of knowledge has been passed is issued by the authorised organisation.

    Legal basis

Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is not possible on Cross-border/temporary basis.
Last modified:
8. 9. 2021