Geodetic activity

  1. FREEDOM OF CROSS-BORDER SERVICE PROVISION:

Foreign chartered physical persons from contract member states of the European Economic Area (hereinafter: EEA) and the Swiss Confederation are entitled to perform professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible person, on a temporary and occasional basis, under the condition that they:

  • submit a statement to the Chamber,
  • possess the professional qualifications required for the performance of professional geodetic operations,
  • are insured against professional liability for damage that they might cause to the investor or other persons while performing professional geodetic operations, if such insurance covers damages caused in the Republic of Croatia,
  • submit proof of citizenship,
  • submit a certificate proving that they perform professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible person in an EEA member state or the Swiss Confederation,
  • submit a certificate/proof that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence, or temporarily or permanently denied approval for performing professional activities,
  • submit a certificate of authority for the performance of professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible person in the country they come from,
  • submit a proof of professional liability insurance for damages that may be caused to clients or other persons in the performance of professional geodetic operations, in accordance with the Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activities.

Foreign legal persons are entitled to perform those professional geodetic operations in the Republic of Croatia, on a temporary and occasional basis, that they are authorised to perform in line with regulations of the country where they are established, under the condition that they:

  • submit a statement to the State Geodetic Administration,
  • submit proof of the right to perform geodetic activities in the country where they are established,
  • submit proof that they employ a person authorised to perform professional geodetic operations in the Republic of Croatia in the capacity of responsible person,
  • submit proof that the legal person is insured against professional liability for damage that they might cause to clients or other persons while performing geodetic activities, if such insurance covers damages caused in the Republic of Croatia.
  1. REQUESTS FOR BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT

The State Geodetic Administration shall issue a chartered geodetic engineer with an approval to perform as follows:

  • professional geodetic operations for the purposes of maintaining the land cadastre and real property cadastre that include providing the services of carrying out field surveys and data collection with the production of subdivision and other geodetic reports for the purposes of land cadastre maintenance, geodetic reports for the purposes of real property cadastre maintenance, and geodetic reports for the purposes of sporadic transformation of land cadastre parcels into real property cadastre parcels, the production of geodetic projects, if they include producing geodetic reports for the purposes of land cadastre and real property cadastre maintenance, and providing other geodetic services for land cadastre and real property cadastre purposes
  • professional geodetic operations for the purposes of utility cadastre that include providing the geodetic services of carrying out field surveys and data collection with the production of geodetic reports for the purposes of utility cadastre maintenance, the services of technical maintenance of the utility cadastre for local government purposes, and providing other geodetic services for utility cadastre purposes
  • professional geodetic operations for the purposes of building cadastre that include providing the geodetic services for the purposes of building cadastre provided they meet the following conditions:
  1. they are registered in the Directory of chartered geodetic engineers, under the condition that their membership in the Chamber is not on hold,
  2. the office where they perform professional geodetic operations is registered in the Chamber’s Directory, or the legal person where they perform professional geodetic operations is registered for the performance of mentioned operations,
  3. they have experience in performing professional geodetic operations of at least 3 years,
  4. they have undergone professional training in the period of 3 years before submitting the request for approval in accordance with the Chamber’s regulation governing the professional advanced education of persons performing professional geodetic operations.

The State Geodetic Administration shall issue a joint geodetic office or a legal person registered for the performance of geodetic activity with an approval to perform as follows:

  • professional geodetic operations for the purposes of state survey that include providing the services of building design, performing fieldwork and producing permanent geodetic point reports for the purposes of basic geodetic works, the services of performing geodetic, photogrammetric and cartographic operations related to the production and maintenance of the Croatian Base Map and corresponding geodetic reports, the services of performing geodetic and photogrammetric and operations related to the production of official digital orthophoto maps and corresponding geodetic reports, the services of performing geodetic, photogrammetric and cartographic operations related to the production and maintenance of state topographic maps and corresponding geodetic reports, the services of surveying, marking and maintaining state border points and corresponding geodetic reports, and the services of providing other geodetic services for state survey purposes,
  • professional geodetic operations for the purposes of establishing the real property cadastre that include providing the services of cadastral map homogenisation and producing homogenisation reports, the services of carrying out cadastral survey and producing cadastral survey reports, and the services of carrying out technical reambulation and producing technical reambulation reports, the services of carrying out technical supervision over cadastral surveys and producing cadastral survey reports, and the services of carrying out technical supervision over technical reambulation and producing technical reambulation reports, provided they meet the following conditions:
  1. the joint geodetic office, or the legal person registered for the performance of geodetic activities, have ensured that the mentioned professional geodetic operations are performed by a minimum of three chartered geodetic engineers meeting the following conditions for being issued approvals to chartered geodetic engineers:
  2. the joint geodetic office is registered in the Chamber’s Directory, or the legal person is registered for the performance of the mentioned operations,
  3. they are registered in the Directory of chartered geodetic engineers, under the condition that their membership in the Chamber is not on hold,
  4. they have experience in performing professional geodetic operations of at least 3 years,
  5. they have undergone professional training in the period of 3 years before submitting the request for approval in accordance with the Chamber’s regulation governing the professional advanced education of persons performing professional geodetic operations.

and three geodetic professionals who perform professional geodetic operations at least in the capacity of expert associate of associate with a passed or recognised professional exam.

Professional geodetic operations may be performed by the following:

  • Chartered geodetic engineer – in the capacity of responsible person
  • Expert associate to chartered geodetic engineer (a person with the academic title of MSc in geodetic engineering, a person who has successfully completed the corresponding specialist degree study and obtained the title of professional specialist geodetic engineer, a person who has obtained the academic title of BSc (baccalaureus) in geodetic engineering, or a person who has obtained the corresponding degree of geodetic profession in line with special regulations, if they are registered in the Chamber’s relevant records, or a person meeting the above conditions performing geodetic operations in the capacity of trainee-candidate for entering the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory or is undergoing professional training without commencing employment)
  • Associate to chartered geodetic engineer (a person with who has obtained the professional qualification of geodetic technician (level 4.2 of the Croatian Qualifications Framework), if they are registered win the corresponding records of the Chamber, or a persons meeting this condition and undergoing professional training without commencing employment)

Foreigners performing professional geodetic operations in the Republic of Croatia

Foreign chartered physical persons entitled to the performance of professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible persons have the right, under the same conditions as those applied to chartered geodetic engineers in the Republic of Croatia, to perform, on a permanent basis, such operations in the capacity of chartered geodetic engineers, under the assumption of reciprocity, provided that they possess the professional qualifications required for the performance of these tasks in accordance with special legislation governing the process of recognising foreign professional qualification and the Chamber’s general act.

Foreign chartered physical persons from EEA member states and the Swiss Confederation are entitled, on a permanent basis, to perform professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible persons under the professional title used by chartered persons performing such operations in the Republic of Croatia, if they are registered in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory kept at the Chamber.

A foreign legal person established in a state contract member of the EEA or the Swiss Confederation registered for the performance of geodetic activity in that country may permanently perform this activity in the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as legal persons in the Republic of Croatia, in accordance with the Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activities and other special regulations.  A foreign legal person established in a third country registered for the performance of geodetic activity in that country may perform this activity in the Republic of Croatia, on an occasional and temporary basis, under the assumption of reciprocity, in accordance with the Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activities and other special regulations, with the exception of legal persons established in a member state of the World Trade Organisation.

Required documents

A chartered geodetic engineer, with a request for the issuance of an approval for the performance of professional geodetic tasks for the purposes of maintaining land cadastre and real property cadastre, as well as utility cadastre and cadastre of buildings, submits the following:

  1. Proof of entry in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers (decision granting entry in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers and certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers that the chartered geodetic engineer is registered in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers and their membership is not on hold),
  2. Proof that the office where the chartered geodetic engineer performs professional geodetic tasks is registered in the corresponding directory (decision or certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers),
  3. Proof that the joint geodetic office where the chartered geodetic engineer performs professional geodetic tasks is registered in the corresponding directory (decision or certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers),
  4. Proof that the legal person where the chartered geodetic engineer performs professional geodetic tasks is registered for performing relevant professional geodetic tasks pursuant to the Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activities (decision granting court register entry or extract from court register),
  5. Proof of the chartered geodetic engineer’s work experience in the performance of professional geodetic tasks for a period of minimum 3 years (certificate with information from the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund records or work contract or service contract or contract on business cooperation),
  6. Proof of the chartered geodetic engineer’s professional training attended in the period of last 3 years (certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers).

A joint geodetic office or a legal person, with a request for the issuance of an approval for the performance of professional geodetic tasks for the purposes or state survey and real property cadastre establishment, submits the following:

  1. Proof that the joint geodetic office is registered in the corresponding directory (decision or certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers),
  2. Proof that the legal person is registered for performing relevant professional geodetic tasks pursuant to the Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activities (decision granting court register entry or extract from court register),
  3. Proof of entry in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers (decision granting entry in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers and certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers that the chartered geodetic engineer is registered in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers and their membership is not on hold),
  4. Proof of the chartered geodetic engineer’s work experience in the performance of professional geodetic tasks for a period of minimum 3 years (certificate with information from the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund records or work contract or service contract or contract on business cooperation),
  5. Proof of the chartered geodetic engineer’s professional training attended in the period of last 3 years (certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers),
  6. Proof of the expert associate’s or associate’s entry in the register of expert associates and associates (certificate by the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers),
  7. Proof that the expert associate or associate has passed or been recognised the professional exam.

Fee

HRK 35 for the issuance of a decision on approval for the performance of professional geodetic operations

HRK 20 for the issuance of a certificate on approval issued

Number for e–banking payment

Beneficiary: State budget

account no. HR1210010051863000160

model: HR64

Reference no. 5002-6120-payer’s OIB

Payment purpose: administrative fee

Responsible body and regulations

State Geodetic Administration 
Gruška 20, 10 000 Zagreb
+385 1 6165 404

info@dgu.hr

Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activity (NN 25/18)

Regulations on Issuing Approvals for the Performance of Professional Geodetic Operations (NN 54/18)

Regulations on Professional Exams for Persons Performing Professional Geodetic Operations (NN 90/18)

Approval to perform professional geodetic operations

Decision on the approval to perform expert geodetic operations.

Deadline for passing decision: 30 or 60 days

Legal remedies

Lawsuit may be brought to the Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia within 30 days from the receipt of decision.

Administrative dispute shall be settled pursuant to the Administrative Disputes Act (OG 20/10, 143/12, 152/14, 94/16, 29/17).

 

Chartered geodetic engineer, chartered geodetic engineer expert associate, chartered geodetic engineer associate

Conditions for entry into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory

  • they have successfully completed the undergraduate and graduate university studies or the integrated undergraduate and graduate university studies, and obtained the academic title of the Master of Science in Geodesy if having acquired no less than 300 ECTS points during the entire university term of studies, or that he/she has obtained the adequate professional degree in any other manner prescribed by a special regulation,
  • that upon completion of the graduate university study, they have successfully completed the procedure prescribed by the Chamber for trainees-candidates to be registered in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory, lasting no less than two years, or that they were employed for not less than 3 years performing professional state survey and real property cadastre tasks at the City of Zagreb body responsible for state survey and the real property cadastre,
  • that they have passed or been recognised the professional exam in accordance with this Act,
  • that they have not been convicted of criminal offences against official position, criminal offences against public order, or criminal offences against the Republic of Croatia.

Documents required for Croatian citizens:

  1. Application for entry into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory (personally signed on stipulated form),
  2. Proof that they successfully completed the undergraduate and graduate university studies or the integrated undergraduate and graduate university studies, and obtained the academic title of the Master of Science in Geodesy if having acquired no less than 300 ECTS points during the entire university term of studies, or that they obtained the adequate professional degree in geodesy in any other manner prescribed by a special regulation,
  3. Proof that, upon completion of the graduate university study, they successfully completed the procedure prescribed by the Chamber for trainees-candidates to be registered in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory, lasting no less than two years, or that they were employed for no less than three years performing professional state survey and real property cadastre operations at the state administration body or the City of Zagreb body responsible for state survey and real property cadastre, (The applicant will also be recognised the time spent working under the supervision of a chartered geodetic engineer prior to 1 January 2010. This is proved by presenting a Work Log under the supervision of a chartered geodetic engineer,
  4. Certificate of the professional exam passed or recognised,
  5. Proof that they have not been convicted of criminal offences against official position, criminal offences against public order, or criminal offences against the Republic of Croatia,
  6. Proof of Chamber entry fee of HRK 2000.00 paid,
  7. Administrative fee HRK 70.00,
  8. Two photographs (size 3.5 x 4.5 cm),
  9. Proof of the company’s registration (Decision on company entry in the Court Register with a list of activities),
  10. Certificate by the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on legal work status (not older than 6 months),
  11. Certificate of the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on working and legal status of the mentor – enclosed only when a Work Log under the supervision of a chartered geodetic engineer is enclosed.

Conditions for entry in the records of professional associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers

  • that the relevant degree of geodetic professional studies has been obtained
  • that the person is employed in offices or legal entities registered for performing professional geodetic operations and not employed for performing professional geodetic operations by any other employer

Documents required for Croatian citizens:

  1. Application for entry in the Records of expert associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers (stipulated form verified by the employer),
  2. Certificate that the expert associate or associate has passed or been recognised the professional exam (if taken),
  3. Hand-signed consent of the expert associate or associate for lodging an application for entry in the Records of expert associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers,
  4. Two photographs (size 3.5 x 4.5 cm),
  5. Proof of acquired relevant education degree (copy of the diploma or certificate of completed studies),
  6. Certificate by the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund on legal work status (not older than 6 months),
  7. Proof of entry fee of HRK 125 paid,
  8. Administrative fee HRK 70,
  9. Proof of the company’s registration (Decision on company entry in the Court Register with a list of activities)

Fees

Application for entry into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory – HRK 70

Application for entry into the records on expert associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers – HRK 70

Application for entry into the records on trainee-candidates for entering into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Directory – HRK 70

Application for termination of trainee status – HRK 70

Application for closure of trainee status – HRK 20

Application for changing data in the records on trainee-candidates, change of the company and (or) mentor – HRK 70

Application for entry into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Offices’ Register – HRK 70

Application for entry into the Joint Geodetic Offices’ Register – HRK 70

Application for change of information in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory – termination of membership placed on hold (activation of membership) – HRK 70

Application for placing CCCGE membership on hold – HRK 70

Number for e–banking payment

Beneficiary: State budget

account no. HR1210010051863000160

Reference no. HR64 5002-6120-10252280242

Payment purpose: administrative fee – CCCGE

Email procedure

  • The form is filled in and personally signed
  • The form is sent electronically to the email address of the procedural body in charge (Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers – hereinafter: CCCGE) together with all the necessary documents and confirmation of e-payment of fees – all in scanned PDF format
  • If the documents are sent electronically, there is no obligation of sending them by post or in person
  • Decision on being recorded in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Register may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • The decision on being entered in the Records on Expert Associates and Associates to Chartered Geodetic Engineers may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on being recorded in the trainee-candidates records for registration into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Register may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on the termination of trainee status may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on concluding the trainee status may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on the request to change the data in the records on trainee-candidates, change of company and (or) mentors can be obtained by e-mail at the request of the relevant procedural body (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on being recorded in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Office Register may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.
  • Decision on being recorded in the Joint Geodetic Engineers Office Register may be obtained electronically at the request of the procedural body in charge (CCCGE). The same is obtained subsequently by post.

Application Form for being recorded in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Register

Application form for entry into the records on expert associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers

Application form for being registered in the records of trainee-candidates for entering into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory

Application form for termination of trainee status

Application form for closing of trainee status

Application form for changing data in the records on trainee-candidates, change of the company and (or) mentor

Application Form for being recorded in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers’ Office Register

Application Form for entry into the Joint Geodetic Offices’ Directory

Application form for change of information in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers – change of organisational form of employment

Application form for change of information in the Directory of Chartered Geodetic Engineers – termination of membership placed on hold (activation of membership)

Application for placing CCCGE membership on hold

Email address for sending all documents: pisarnica@hkoig.hr, subject: e-Application: CCCGE

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Responsible body and regulations

Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers

Ulica grada Vukovara 271/II, 10000 Zagreb

+385 1 5508 402

hkoig@hkoig.hr

Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activity (NN 25/18)

Statute of the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers (NN 109/18)

Regulation on CCCGE entries, decisions, approvals and certificates

Ordinance on the conditions for entry in the Records on professional associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers

Decisions/certificates issued by CCCGE

Decision on being recorded in the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory

Decision on being registered in the records on expert associates and associates of chartered geodetic engineers

Decision on being registered in the records on trainee-candidates for entering the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Directory

Certificate on closing the trainee status

Decision on entry into the Chartered Geodetic Engineers Office Register

Decision on entry into the Joint Geodetic Office Register

Decision on CCCGE membership activation (termination of membership on hold)

Decision on placing CCCGE membership on hold

Decision on the termination of trainee status

Decision on the request for changing data in the records of trainee-candidates

Decision on recognising foreign professional qualifications

Certificate of performing professional geodetic operations in the RC as responsible person on a temporary and occasional basis

Deadline for passing decision: 8 days from the date of submission of a valid application for any of the above, except 15 days for Decision on recognising foreign professional qualifications and Certificate of performing professional geodetic operations in the RC as responsible person on a temporary and occasional basis.

Legal remedies

Appeal may be filed against a decision to the State Geodetic Administration within 15 days from the date of the receipt of decision. Appeal may be submitted in person or by mail in writing, in 3 copies, to the Croatian Chamber of Chartered Geodetic Engineers.

HRK 50 administrative fee is due to be paid to the budget of the RC for an appeal.  Appeals are settled within 30 or 60 days.

Professional exam for the performance of professional geodetic operations

Persons performing professional geodetic operations in the capacity of responsible person and persons performing professional geodetic operations in the capacity of expert associates and associates of a chartered geodetic engineer are obliged to pass a professional exam to perform these operations.

Required documents

The candidate submits an application for taking the professional exam to the State Geodetic Administration and encloses the following documents (proofs):

  • proof of professional degree, obtained professional or academic title as part of the stipulated profession (school certificate or university diploma),
  • proof of work experience acquired on relevant jobs and its duration (certificate/ electronic record including information recorded in the registry of the Croatian Pension Insurance Fund) and employer’s certificate of professional geodetic tasks the candidate performed, and
  • proof of paid costs for taking the professional exam (payment certificate).

Conditions for taking the professional exam

A person obliged to take professional exam acquires the right to take the professional  exam after he/she has acquired relevant work experience with relevant geodetic operations upon the completed schooling and after acquiring a professional degree or rather completed studies and after acquired a professional or academic title of geodetic profession.

Persons subject may take the professional exam if they possess the following:

  • Professional title of geodetic technician (4th degree, high school) and one year of experience on relevant tasks,
  • Academic title of bachelor (baccalaureus) of geodetic engineering or persons who have acquired relevant education degree of geodetic profession in some other way stipulated by a separate regulation and one year of work experience on relevant tasks,
  • Academic title of master (baccalaureus) of geodetic engineering or persons who have acquired relevant education degree of geodetic profession in some other way stipulated by a separate regulation and two years of work experience on relevant tasks

Fees

Taking the professional exam – HRK 1500

Taking the makeup exam – HRK 450

Number for e–banking payment

Recipient: STATE BUDGET OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Model: HR64

Reference no. 7005-6120-07625

IBAN – Recipient’s bank account no.: HR1210010051863000160

Description of payment: for professional exam  – name and surname of candidate

e-application for taking the professional exam:

Additional information about the professional exam and e-application may be found at State Geodetic Adminisration web site and email address strucni-ispit@dgu.hr

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Responsible body and regulations

State Geodetic Administration

Gruška 20, 10000 Zagreb

+385 1 6165 404

info@dgu.hr

Act on the Performance of Geodetic Activity (NN 25/18)

Regulations on Professional Exams for Persons Performing Professional Geodetic Operations (NN 90/2018)

All information are based on regulations from the scope of work or the competent body.

Updated on 11 September 2019

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