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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.

20.11.2013

Consolidated version of Directive 2005/36/EC of 20.11.2013

24.03.2011

Consolidated versionpdf of Directive 2005/36/EC of 24.03.2011

27.04.2009

Consolidated versionpdf of Directive 2005/36/EC of 27.04.2009

11.12.2008

Consolidated versionpdf of Directive 2005/36/EC of 11.12.2008

21.08.2008

Consolidated versionpdf 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 versionpdf of Directive 2005/36/EC of 26.12.2007

01.01.2007

Consolidated versionpdf 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)

Consolidated versions of the annexes of the Directive

Disclaimer: Consolidation entails the integration of basic instruments of EU legislation, their amendments in single, non-official documents. Each document is intended as a documentation tool and the institutions do not assume any liability for its content.

Amendments

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

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

21.12.2012

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

14.08.2012

Communicationpdf 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 623/2012pdf 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

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

24.06.2011

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

23.06.2011

Communicationpdf 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 213/2011pdf 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

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

19.05.2010

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

19.11.2009

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

19.05.2009

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

15.05.2009

Communicationpdf 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 279/2009pdf  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/ECpdf

17.12.2008

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

01.08.2008

Commission Regulation (EC) No 755/2008pdf 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

Communicationpdf 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 Directivepdf 2005/36/EC

31.01.2008

Communicationpdf from the EFTA Surveillance Authority – Liechtenstein.

05.12.2007

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1430/2007amending 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

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 versionpdf 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 reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link .

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 Directivepdf Choose translations of the previous link 

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.

  • Summarypdf Choose translations of the previous link  of experience reports for certain professions (doctor, nurse, midwife, pharmacist)

Experience reports from national authorities:

Additional experience reports (22 December 2010)

Doctors:

Nurses

Dentists

Midwifes

Pharmacists

Additional experience reports (3 December 2010)

Dentists

Additional experience reports (15 November 2010)

Architectspdf Choose translations of the previous link : ”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 reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link   – 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 reportpdf Choose translations of the previous link  

Executive Summarypdf Choose translations of the previous link