The Centre is a public institution set up by the Slovene government. Its nine-member Council consists of five representatives from the Ministry of Education, one representative from the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs and three representatives of its employees.

The Centre is divided into individual units. As an awarding body, it works with numerous professionals from the area of education: members of national committees, national exam committees and examiners. The Head of the Centre, or director, is Darko Zupanc, PhD.

Examination Unit

Examination managers in individual subject areas offer professional assistance and technical and administrative support to national exam committees in two main areas: the development of subject specifications and examination materials as well as the administration of standardised marking and grading. Examination managers are responsible for the technical approval of examination materials, the quality of the administration of exams and assessment. They monitor the development of public examinations and assessment of knowledge both at home and abroad and participate in research projects in the field of external assessment. The Head of the Unit is Andrejka Slavec Gornik, PhD.

Publishing Unit

The staff of the Publishing Unit are responsible for technical and other activities linked to the editing and printing of examination materials. They are responsible for the translation of examination materials and subject specifications into Italian and Hungarian. They are also responsible for the publication of materials used in preparation for exams, comprising editorial work, the preparation and printing of publications, marketing and sales, and enabling the flow of information to candidates, teachers and the wider public. The Library – through its extensive collection of materials and inter-library loans – provides support for research and development activities. The Head of the Unit is Joži Trkov.

Logistics Unit

The Logistics Unit staff organise technical and other activities associated with the registration of candidates for the exams and the distribution of examination materials to schools, while also providing support for the administration of exams in those schools. They provide technical and administrative support to other units and cooperate with them in the preparation procedures of scripts for standardised marking and grading. They ensure access to scripts, while also keeping archives of examination materials and developing examination related materials. The Head of the Unit is Polona Papler.

IT Centre

The IT Centre is responsible for the maintenance of an extensive database on candidates, schools and exams. They perform the statistical analyses required for the setting of grade boundaries and the subsequent issuing of exam results. They offer IT support to other departments of the Centre, particularly those involved in standardised marking and grading, logistical operations, development of examination materials, and the analyses of exam data and exam results. They have set up a large computerised database, subject to constant maintenance and development, which is regularly updated to support exam-related activities. The Head of the IT Centre is Matjaž Urank, MSc.

Research & Development Unit

In cooperation with the Examination Unit and the IT Centre, the staff of the Research & Development Unit carry out analyses of exam results, simulate planned changes and offer professional assistance in all of the external assessment administered by the Centre. Development and research projects carried out in this area are used to provide guidelines for the current and future working of the national exam committees at all levels of education. The Head of the Unit is Gašper Cankar, PhD.

NVQ Unit

In the area of national vocational qualifications (NVQs), the Centre is responsible for the development of methodologies and procedures for the assessment and certification of NVQs. The Centre is responsible for coordinating the activities of assessment providers and for keeping registers relating to them; it also oversees the setting up of the assessment boards and issues licences to their members. The Head of the Unit is Jelka Kozjak Jezernik, MSc.

General Affairs Unit

The staff in this unit offer administrative and technical support to members of the Council of the Centre, the director and other units, as well as to national committees and national exam committees. They are responsible for personnel affairs and the management of documents (archives, logging and delivery of mail), for the preparation of documents, such as rules, regulations and contracts, and for the maintenance of business premises. They conduct all procedures pertaining to access to scripts and requests for reviews of results related to the General Matura. The Head of the Unit is Mateja Erjavec Lovšin.

Finance Unit

The staff carry out all of the financial and accounting services which are necessary for the Centre to function flawlessly. They manage the financial aspect of all national committees and national exam committees and provide accounting services to associates in the area. The Head of the Unit is Sabina Kristan, MSc.