1A magistrate has the right and the obligation to participate at continuous training program. A magistrate may propose training topics and co-operate with the Council with a view of improving training programmes.
2A magistrate must:
aattend the continuous training in accordance with the legislation in force;
btake all other reasonable steps to keep him/herself updated about relevant legislative and case law developments.
3The continuous training period shall be:
anot less than five full days per year and not less than 30 full days during five years;
bnot more than 40 full days per year and 200 full days during five years.
4The magistrate shall meet his obligation to participate at the continuous training only in those instances where the training programs are:
arelevant for his function;
bdelivered and certified by the School of Magistrates or any other national or international training facility as acknowledged by the Council. A copy of the certificate is put into the personal file of the magistrate.
5The expenses of travel and board for the participation at the continuous training programs provided by the School of Magistrate are covered by the budgetary funds provided for this purpose to the School of Magistrates and other financial sources predetermined for those activities. The Council may cover the expenses of travel and board for following the training offered by other training institutions as acknowledged by the Council from its own budget.
6The Councils shall co-operate with the School of Magistrates for the training needs analysis and the development of training curricula and programmes. The Councils shall adopt more detailed rules on the relevance and content of continuous training programs and eligible training facilities and the procedure to be provided with the permit to participate in a training course.