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Distributors performing retail of PPP must have a signed permanent employment contract for at least one person conducting the sale of PPP.

A PPP seller must provide purchasers of PPP adequate information related to the application of PPP and health hazards for people and environment and give instructions for managing these hazards and take care of purchase, storage and sale of PPP and keep data on the PPP trade.

A PPP seller also conducts the following tasks:

  • advises about a suitable PPP from the sales programme and
  • advises about the application of personal protection equipment according to expert recommendations.

As per the Act governing PPP, a PPP seller rejects a sale of PPP for professional use to persons who do not submit their valid card on the passed training upon the purchase as per the rules governing the training in the field of plant protection products.

A PPP seller must have suitable education and completed training to acquire a certificate with the validity of three years. After expiry of this period the validity may be extended, if he participates in further training.


  • An individual must have at least secondary vocational education in the field of agriculture.


    Certificate – in original, certified copy or non-certified copy with the access to the original.

    Legal basis

  • The PPP seller must finish the training for PPP management with the authorised provider of trainings. The basic training includes a course and written examination. The course for PPP seller lasts at least 20 school hours. On the basis of the finished training on the PPP management, the provider of training issues the PPP seller the certificate on the acquisition of knowledge in the field of phytomedicine in a form of the card. The PPP seller's card is issued for the period of three years. More information regarding the training is available at the website of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary Sector and Plant Protection on the PPP training.


    The maximum cost of the basic training is 135.00 EUR without VAT. The maximum cost of the written examination is 20.00 EUR without VAT.


    Legal basis

    The card validity is extended for the period of three years, if the holder of the card participates in the advanced training in the last year before the expiry of its validity. If the card holder does not participate in the advanced training before the expiry of the card's validity, the holder must again participate in the basic training. Exceptionally, the holder of the card may participate in the advanced training within one year after the card expiry, if he was on sick leave for at least thirty days in the last three months before the card expiry, if he was on maternity leave or was at least thirty days absent from the place of permanent residence. The card validity in this case is extended for the period of three years from the date of participating in the advanced training. If the reasons stated in this paragraph are not given, the holder of the card must resit the basic training.

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