Adult education


Legal or natural persons establish the institution in accordance with the application submitted to the (address to: the Independent Sector for Legal Affairs) in order to obtain a decision on the foundation charter under which the institution is registered at the competent commercial court.

After the registration, the institution should appoint a principal and an education expert, and then develop and verify a programme. The institution issues the programme verified through the competent Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education which issues its opinion about the programme.

The institution submits an application for the programme implementation approval to the Directorate for Education of the Ministry, in charge of issuing decisions approving the programme implementation. Along with the positive opinion of the Agency, a decision on appointing an education expert, a commercial court register certificate with the type of activity and names of programmes, the institution has to submit a decision that the premises meet the minimum technical and sanitary requirements, issued by a locally competent state administration office in a county.

The institution also has to deliver a proof that human resources and facilities have been ensured for that purpose under provisions of the programmes concerned, i.e. a list of teachers with their written statements that they will participate in programme implementation, along with their diplomas attached and along with contracts on business cooperation concluded with corresponding legal persons as a proof of implementation of the practical part of teaching.


  • Decision on establishment of the institution;
  • Statute;
  • Decision on appointment of the education expert;
  • Decision of the Independent Sector for Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports;
  • Decision of the competent commercial court;
  • Decision on meeting the minimum technical and sanitary requirements of the premises;
  • Expert opinion of the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education on the programme.


HRK 2 000 for the decision approving the programme implementation and HRK 200 for the decision on the foundation charter

E-payment details:

IBAN: HR1210010051863000160

Model: HR64

Reference number: 5002-1222-OIB (identification number of the payer)

Competent authority and regulations

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

Donje Svetice 38, 10 000 Zagreb

Tel.: +385 (0) 1 4569-000


Adult Education Act (NN 17/07)

Ordinance on Standards and Methods and Accreditation Procedures for Adult Education Institutions (NN 129/08, 52/10)


Decision on the licence to implement adult education programmes.

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