The NVQ has an important advantage over internal qualifications of companies, as it allows for greater externality and quality of qualification procedures. NVQ verification and validation process providers and members of NVQ verification and validation committees are accredited by a national institution – the Slovenian National Examinations Centre (RIC). The conditions for providers and members of commissions are set out in a catalogue for each individual NVQ and are also prepared in cooperation with companies. The National Examinations Centre also takes care of the task bank for individual NPQs and appoints members of commissions for each individual examination. The role of company representatives in NVQ verification and validation committees is to ensure the quality of personnel entering the labour market from NVQ with their professional, ethical, and independent approach to NVQ verification and validation.
The NVQ, together with other professional qualifications at the national level, is part of the Slovenian Qualifications Framework (SOK), which is also linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). Any employer in the European Union can use the EQF’s online database to check the skills and competences of an individual who has obtained a specific qualification, which provides the possibility of a mutual recognition of qualifications and employment in different EU countries.