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Automatic recognition

Minimum training required for automatic recognition of professional qualifications – 3 years full-time study (4 600 hours), covering the subjects mentioned in Annex V. Point 5.2.1 of the Directive on recognition of professional qualifications.

For a list of all qualifications that meet these requirements, see list of general care nurse qualifications – see point 5.2.2 of Annex V of the Directive on recognition of professional qualifications.

If your qualification is not listed in Annex V, point 5.2.2 because it does not meet the basic criteria, it may still be recognised under an acquired rights regime. For this end you must demonstrate at least 3 years of professional experience within the last 5 years (Art. 23).

Non-automatic recognition

Even if your dentist's qualification does not meet the criteria for automatic recognition and is not listed in Directive 2005/36/EC, it may still be recognised in other EU countries under the general system for recognition of qualifications.

However, if the relevant authorities think your training is significantly different from the training required in that country, you may have to sit an aptitude test, or complete an adaptation period.

Links

  • Directive on recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC)
  • Automatically recognised qualifications - recent additions