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General system

General system

The general system of recognition enables workers to have their professional qualification recognised in another EU country.

The host country:

  • recognises qualifications when the worker's level of professional qualification is at least equivalent to the level immediately below the level required in the host country
  • grants recognition to workers whose profession is not regulated in the country of origin but who have worked full-time in that profession for two years.
  • may impose measures such as an adaptation period of up to three years or an aptitude test under certain conditions

Commission decisions on national compensation measures: