Activity licence for in-service training in Estonian

An activity licence for teaching Estonian needs to be applied for if you wish to provide training to prepare people for their proficiency examination in Estonian.

The following acts govern the issue of activity licences for preparatory training for proficiency examinations in Estonian:

Requirements for applicants

Activity licences can be applied for to provide language courses at the following levels of language proficiency: A2–C1.

An activity licence is granted if the applicant has:

  • in-service training curricula that comply with the requirements stipulated in § 29 of the Language Act;
  • the number of teachers with the required competence necessary to achieve the objectives of studies and the learning outcome;
  • ensured the learning environment necessary for achieving the objectives of studies and the learning outcome, including educational material and other conditions.

Cross-border activities

In the case that an enterprise is registered in another contracting party to the European Economic Area Agreement but wishes to render services in Estonia, the enterprise must apply for an activity licence on the conditions provided in this guide.

Information about operating in another contracting party to the European Economic Area Agreement is available via the point of single contact of the respective country at the EUGO network.

Filling and submission of applications

Applications for activity licences can be submitted electronically to the Ministry of Education and Research via the state portal eesti.ee(use of the service requires logging in with an ID card, Mobile ID or via Internet bank).

Applications must contain the following data:

  • an application for an activity licence, which includes the name, registry code, contact data (telephone number, e-mail address and postal address) of the economic operator as well as the name of the respective area of activity proceeding from legislation and the name and code according to the Classification of Economic Activities established on the basis of subsection 4 (6) of the Commercial Code;
  • the in-service training curriculum for teaching on the basis of which the activity license is applied for;
  • a confirmation of the applicant of the existence of the necessary educational materials.

Payment of state fee

A state fee of 100 euros is paid for the review of an application for an activity licence for preparatory training for proficiency examinations in Estonian to one of the accounts of the Ministry of Finance using the reference number 2900073546:

  • SEB Pank – EE891010220034796011
  • Swedbank – EE932200221023778606

Processing of applications

Applications for activity licences shall be resolved by the Ministry of Education and Research, but the compliance with the requirements in the subject of review of the activity license shall be ascertained by a preliminary administrative act of the Language Inspectorate within 30 days.

The Ministry of Education and Research shall forward all necessary documentation to the Language Inspectorate, the applicant need not contact the Language Inspectorate prior to the submission of the application. In the event that the

Language Inspectorate has questions or proposals to the applicant, the Language Inspectorate will contact the applicant. The Ministry of Education and Research shall review the application within three months as of the submission of all required data and documents.

Suspension of activity licence and termination of economic activities

In the case that you wish to cease your operations in your chosen area of activity, submit your application to the Ministry of Education and Research at hm@hm.ee.

In the case that you wish to temporarily suspend your economic activities, specify the date of suspension and recommencement of your economic activities in a notice of temporary suspension of economic activity, which you can submit to the Ministry of Education and Research at hm@hm.ee.

Revocation of activity licence

The Ministry of Education and Research may, in addition to the grounds provided for in the General Part of the Economic Activities Code Act, revoke the activity license also in the event that the owner of the in-service training institution has failed to comply with the obligation of disclosure and making data available established in § 8 of the Adult Education Act.

Contact details

Substantive information

Hilje Arukuusk, Ministry of Education and Research, tel: +372 735 0117, e-mail: hilje.arukuusk@hm.ee

Registry information and technical questions

Estonian Education Information System (EHIS), tel: +372 735 0577, 735 0574, e-mail: ehis.tugi@hm.ee

Last amended: 20-02-2017 12:37 | Compiled by: Ministry of Education and Research