Professional Qualifications

Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications allows for an automatic recognition of professional qualifications for doctors, nurses (general care), dentists, veterinary surgeons, midwives, pharmacists and architects throughout Europe. This automatic recognition is based on a minimum harmonisation of education for the respective professions. It also entails an obligation on the EFTA States to notify ESA of the legislative, regulatory and administrative provisions with regard to proof of formal qualifications for the seven professions which benefit from the automatic recognition scheme.

On the basis of a notification, ESA arranges for a publication of a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union and its EEA Supplement which updates the relevant entries in Annex V to the Directive.

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