The prices of the NVQ verification and validation process itself vary. In the event that it is only a validation of a candidate’s portfolio, the price could be approximately EUR 180. However, if, in addition to the validation of the portfolio, there is a direct verification of the candidate in person, this price can rise to around EUR 220. The prices of the process therefore depend on the method of assessment and are recorded in the Methodology for Establishing a Price for the Acquisition of an NVQ. However, some providers may also offer a variety of remunerative preparations for the NVQ verification and validation process (shorter training sessions to acquire missing skills according to NVQ requirements). It should be stressed that these training sessions are optional, are not part of official NVQ procurement procedures, and are not a condition for obtaining an NVQ certification.