Viličarist / Viličaristka

Certification authority: 
Certified organizations for the implementation of the National vocational qualification (NPK)
EQF Level of the qualification: 
SI Slovenia
Evaluate the core competences
needed for this job
Core competences 
Plan, prepare, perform and analyse own work.
Make rational use of energy, material and time.
Operates gas, motor or electric forklifts.
Performs movements of goods using a forklift.
Communicate with co-workers and experts.
Safeguard own health and safety and protect the environment.
How can the certification be obtained? 
Individual application
Validation of prior learning
Description of the procedure for the validation of prior learning 

National vocational qualification

(NPK) is:

·         the procedure for obtaining a publicly valid document (certificate)

·         the process of obtaining a profession

·         the process of recognizing or confirming already acquired knowledge and skills.

The process of acquiring NPKs is generally divided into three sets:

1. candidate application

2. advising the candidate and preparing his collection folder (certificates, proofs, reference letters, articles, acknowledgments ...)

3. verification and validation of NPK



The candidate applies for the procedure on the announced application deadline. Check the implementation queries on the website of the organizations that implement the NPK for a particular profession.


During the counselling process, the candidate prepares a portfolio. The relevant committee assesses the portfolio and recognises the catalogue content in part or full. If the committee is unable to recognise all catalogue content, it assigns tasks to the candidate for verification. 

Verification method

Direct verification takes place at a place of assessment in the form of practical work and an oral presentation. The place of assessment (simulated user living environment) must meet the relevant material conditions.

Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre.

Condition for obtaining certificate

The candidate demonstrates the attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Verification criteria

Criteria to be taken into consideration:

  • preparing the candidate for the job
  • use of protective, protective equipment and equipment at work
  • compliance with regulations on safety and health at work
  • management of technical characteristics of means of transport and cargo space
  • mastering a certain sequence of work
  • managing the necessary measures in the event of unusual events in the manipulation.


Criteria for assessing the components of the work process:

Evaluation area:

Preparation of a professional task (quality) 30%

Practical examination with advocacy and the management of professional theoretical knowledge (70%)

Catalog of professional knowledge and skills

Documents needed 

Admission requirements

  • finished primary school
Contact point 

The link to providers of training

Up to 2 months.
Price of training is adjusted according to the number of hours and number of participants.
Is it possible to obtain a partial validation?: 
No ❌