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What is a regulated profession?

A profession is said to be regulated when access and exercise is subject to the possession of a specific professional qualification.

Regulated professions in this database

This database contains lists of regulated professions in the EU member states, EEA countries and Switzerland covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC.

Regulated professions are grouped together under generic headings called "generic professions". This is to help find regulated professions which are listed in the language of the country in which they are regulated.

The profession's generic heading cover professions regulated in different Member States, which may cover different activities.

Further information on regulated professions

Qualified professionals wishing to obtain recognition for establishment or wanting to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis within the EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland should seek advice from the relevant Contact Point in the future host country (EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland).

The contact points are responsible for providing general information on recognition of professional qualifications provided for in Directive 2005/36/EC as well as on competent authorities and national legislation governing the professions.

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Name of regulated profession Country Region Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC Qualification level
Capitaine de navire de pêche France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chirurgie de la face et du cou France All regions Doctor in Basic (listed) and Specialised Medicine in field not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Commissaire aux comptes France All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Commissaire-priseur de ventes volontaires France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Conception et réalisation d'expérimentations sur des animaux France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Conseiller en génétique France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Conseils en propriéte industrielle France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Gynécologie médicale France All regions Doctor in Basic (listed) and Specialised Medicine in field not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Gériatrie France All regions Doctor in Basic (listed) and Specialised Medicine in field not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Infirmier(ière) de bloc opératoire France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pharmacien spécialisé en biologie médicale France All regions Pharmacist Specialist Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psychologue France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psychothérapeute France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Radiophysicien / Physicien médical / Personne spécialisée en radiophysique médicale France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Restaurateur (patrimoine) France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Réanimation médicale France All regions Doctor in Basic (listed) and Specialised Medicine in field not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
médecine bucco-dentaire France All regions Specialist Dental practitioner not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
pilote maritime France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
professionnel de l'expertise comptable France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals,contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information, on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.