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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
Ingenieurkonsulent Austria All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Beeideter Wirtschaftsprüfer und Steuerberater Austria All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Stručni suradnik ovlaštenog inženjera geodezije Croatia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ovlašteni inženjer tehnologije prometa i transporta Croatia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Suradnik ovlaštenog inženjera geodezije Croatia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Ovlašteni inženjer drvne tehnologije Croatia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ovlašteni inženjer geodezije Croatia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Autorizovaný inženýr Czech Republic All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Autorizovaný technik Czech Republic All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
professionnel de l'expertise comptable France All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
mérlegképes könyvelő Hungary All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Verkfræðingur Iceland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Löggiltur endurskoðandi Iceland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Certified Accountant Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Accountant/Auditor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Tax Advisor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chartered town planner Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered engineer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Expert contabil Romania All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Autorizovaný geodet a kartograf Slovakia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Autorizovaný stavebný inžinier Slovakia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pooblaščeni inženir Slovenia All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Pooblaščeni Arhitekt Slovenia All regions Architect listed in Annex V
Chartered IT professional United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered accountant United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Shipbroker United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered secretary United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Associate of the chartered institute of arbitrators (ACI Arb) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Chartered biologist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered builder United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered chemical engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered colourist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered geologist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered insurance practitioner United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Land Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered loss adjuster United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered measurement and control technologist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered physicist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Quantity Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered town planner (MRTPI) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland (Chartered Banker) United Kingdom Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Forester United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Member of the chartered institute of arbitrators United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
CIH Chartered Member (CIHCM) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Public finance accountant United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Associate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chartered Marketer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Mathematician United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Environmental Health Officer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals - CILIP United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Legal Executive United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Marine Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered insurer (insurance underwriting) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Statistician United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Manager United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Financial Planner United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Insurance Broker United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Tax Adviser United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Scientist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Wastes Manager United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Arbritrator United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered building services engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Building Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered chemist United Kingdom All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Member of ICE (MICE), Chartered Civil Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Energy Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered gas engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered management accountant United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Minerals Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Structural Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered textile technologist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Valuation Surveyor United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Petroleum Engineer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Meteorologist United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Certified Accountant United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Geographer United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Architectural Technologist United Kingdom All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered Water and Environment Manager United Kingdom All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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.