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Text of the Directive

The consolidated versions of Directive 2005/36/EC below are published for information only. Please note that the consolidated versions of the annexes to the Directive are available further below.

17.01.2014

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 20.11.2013 (The Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2016/790 of 13 January 2016, published 24 May 2016, has not yet been included)

06/10/2012

Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications

24.03.2011

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 24.03.2011

27.04.2009

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 27.04.2009

11.12.2008

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 11.12.2008

21.08.2008

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 21.08.2008

10.01.2008

Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications

26.12.2007

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 26.12.2007

01.01.2007

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 01.01.2007, modified by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania 

07.09.2005

Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (Official Journal L255 of 30 September 2005 – page 22)

Implementation of the Directive

Implementation by EU countries (Scoreboard)

27.04.2010

Scoreboard on the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) – Second version, 15.04.2010 (36 kB)

09.12.2009

Scoreboard on the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) (80 kB)

Implementation by EEA/EFTA countries

Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive

Latest official version of Annex V (Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2016/790 of 13 January 2016 amending Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the evidence of formal qualifications and the titles of training courses)

EURLEX

  • Annex I - consolidated version of 2005/36 (page 85 of pdf) (published on 17.01.2014)
  • Annex V, point 5.1.1 – basic medical training - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228) 
  • Annex V, point 5.1.2 – specialised doctor - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.1.3 – specialised medicine - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.1.4 – general practitioner - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.2 – nurses - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.3.2 – dental practitioners - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.3.3 – specialist dentist - oral surgery - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.3.3 – specialist dentist - orthodontics - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.4 – veterinary surgeon - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.5 – midwife - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.6 – pharmacist - (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex V, point 5.7.1 – architect - 2016/790 (OJ L 134, 24.05.2016, p.135-228)
  • Annex VI – architect - consolidated version of 2005/36 (page 155 of pdf) (published on 17.01.2014)

Amendments

24.05.2016

Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2016/790 of 13 January 2016 amending Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the evidence of formal qualifications and the titles of training courses

21.10.2015

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC

24.10.2014

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC

28.12.2013

Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’)

21.10.2013

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

01.07.2013

Council Directive 2013/25/EC of 13 May 2013 adapting certain directives in the field of right of establishment and freedom to provide services, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia

28.06.2013

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

21.12.2012

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

14.08.2012

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

13.07.2012

Commission Regulation (EC) No 623/2012 of 11 July 2012 amending Annex II to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (JO L 180/9 du 12.07.2012)

16.12.2011

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

24.06.2011

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

23.06.2011

Communication from the Commission – Notification of the professional associations or organisations fulfilling the conditions of Article 3(2) listed under Annex I to Directive 2005/36/EC

04.03.2011

Commission Regulation (EU) No 213/2011 of 3 March 2011 amending Annexes II and V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications

14.12.2010

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

19.05.2010

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

19.11.2009

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

19.05.2009

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications – Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications (Annex V)

15.05.2009

Communication from the Commission – Notification of the professional associations or organisations fulfilling the conditions of Article 3(2) listed under Annex I to Directive 2005/36/EC (OJ C 111/1)

07.04.2009

Commission Regulation (EC) No 279/2009  of 6 April 2009 amending Annex II to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 93, 07.04.2009)

03.02.2009

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC

17.12.2008

Communication – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications (Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC)  

01.08.2008

Commission Regulation (EC) No 755/2008 of 31 July 2008 amending Annex II to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications (OJ L 205, 1.8.2008)

04.06.2008

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications of specialised doctors, nurses responsible for general care, specialised dental practitioners, midwives and architects

04.04.2008

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC

31.01.2008

Communication from the EFTA Surveillance Authority – Liechtenstein.

05.12.2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1430/2007 amending Annexes II and III to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications

08.11.2007

Corrigendum to Communication from the EFTA Surveillance Authority – Norway

16.10.2007

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC

11.10.2007

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC (Czech version only)

19.07.2007

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal Qualifications of specialised doctors and general practitioners

19.07.2007

Communication from the Commission – Notification of evidence of formal qualifications of practitioners of dentistry

22.02.2007

Communication from the EFTA Surveillance Authority – Norway

30.12.2006

Notification of titles of qualification in architecture

20.11.2006

Council Directive 2006/100/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting certain Directives in the field of freedom of movement of persons, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania

24.06.2006

Notification of titles of qualification in architecture

06.01.2006

Notification of titles of qualification in architecture

Evaluation of the Directive

The European Commission conducted a major evaluation of the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC). See the the final evaluation report (478 kB).

Experience reports from national authorities and coordinators

The European Commission requested national authorities and coordinators who deal with the Professional Qualifications Directive to share their experiences with the acquis on professional qualifications. It also launched a public consultation on 7 January 2011 and published a Staff Working Document on the transposition and implementation of the Directive (113 kB). 

Note: The reports published below present the views of these national authorities and coordinators. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission, the European Parliament or the governments of EU countries.

  • Summary (3 MB) of experience reports for certain professions (doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist)

Experience reports from national authorities:

  • Experience report – doctors (24 MB)
  • Experience report – nurses (15 MB) 
  • Experience report – dentists (6 MB) 
  • Experience report - veterinary surgeons (10 MB) 
  • Experience report – midwifes (14 MB) 
  • Experience report – pharmacists (13 MB) 
  • Experience report – architects (11 MB) 
  • Experience report covering other regulated professions (11 MB) - Part I (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, France, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg) 
  • Experience report covering other regulated professions (16 MB) - Part II (Hungary, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom)

Additional experience reports (22 December 2010)

Doctors:

Nurses

  • Belgium (1 MB, corrected version)

Dentists

Midwifes

Pharmacists

  • Belgium (577 kB, corrected version)

Additional experience reports (3 December 2010)

Dentists

Additional experience reports (15 November 2010)

Architects (72 kB): ”Preface to the experience report of Architects’ Competent Authorities“, October 2010

Doctors:

Nurses:

Dentists:

Veterinary surgeons:

Midwifes:

Pharmacists:

Architects:

Experience report covering other regulated professions:

Background documents

Internal market scoreboard no. 21

Summary report (63 kB) – meeting of 17 March 2010 with professional organisations on evaluation of directive regarding professional qualifications

Study evaluating the Directive against recent educational reform in EU countries

Final report (Executive Summary: p. 9-13)

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