Professional Qualifications Recognition

Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications in Ireland

Under EU Directive 2013/55/EU for Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications, provisions are made for EU citizens to have their professional qualifications obtained in one EU country recognised in other EU countries.

European Professional Card (EPC)

The European Professional Card (EPC) is an electronic procedure you can use to have your professional EU qualifications recognized in other EU countries.

You can use the EPC procedure if you are:

  • A nurse responsible of general care
  • A pharmacist
  • A physiotherapist
  • A mountain guide
  • A real estate agent

Other professionals still have to rely on standard procedures to have their qualifications recognised.

To apply for an EPC, you will first need to sign in to Your Europe the European Commission authentication service, where you will need to create an account if you don’t have one already.

It will take a few minutes to complete your EPC profile with your personal information and contact details. 

Once your profile information is complete, you can create an application, upload electronically scanned copies of the relevant documents and submit them to your home country authority.

Please see Video and also EPC FAQs for further information