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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, the UK and Switzerland.

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
Djurvårdare nivå 3 Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Advokat Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Aktuariefunktionen i ett försäkringsföretag Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Akutsjukvård Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Allergisjukdomar Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Anestesi och intensivvård Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Användning av biocidprodukter klass 1 i de fall som avses i 3 kap. 16 § 1 och 17 § förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Användning av biocidprodukter klass 1 i de fall som avses i 3 kap. 16 § 2 och 17 § förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Användning av växtskyddsmedel klass 1 i de fall som avses i 2 kap. 20 § 1 förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Användning av växtskyddsmedel klass 1 i de fall som avses i 2 kap. 20 § 2 förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Användning av växtskyddsmedel klass 2 i de fall som avses i 2 kap. 20 § 1 förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Användning av växtskyddsmedel klass 2 i de fall som avses i 2 kap. 20 § 2 förordningen (2014:425) om bekämpningsmedel Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Apotekare Sweden All regions Pharmacist
Arbete med medicinska kontroller Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Arbets- och miljömedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Arbetsterapeut Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Audionom Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Auktoriserad revisor Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Auktoriserad tolk Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Auktoriserad translator Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Barn- och ungdomskirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Barn- och ungdomsmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Barnmorska Sweden All regions Midwife
Basic medical training - Sweden Sweden All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine
Bergsguider Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Besiktningstekniker Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Biomedicinsk analytiker Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Brandskyddskontroll enligt 3 kap. 4 § lagen (2003:778) om skydd mot olyckor Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dietist Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Djursjukskötare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Djurvårdare nivå 2 Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Elinstallatör Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Endokrinologi och diabetologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Energiexperter Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Fastighetsmäklare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Fysioterapeut (sjukgymnast) Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Förskollärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Försäkringsförmedlare Sweden All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Geriatrik Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Godkänd hovslagare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Godkänd revisor Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Hematologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Hud- och könssjukdomar Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Hälso- och sjukvårdskurator Sweden All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Infektionssjukdomar Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Internmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Kardiologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Kiropraktor Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Kirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk farmakologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk genetik Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk immunologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk kemi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk mikrobiologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisk patologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Klinisks neurofysiologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Kontroll av cisterner och rörledningar för brandfarliga vätskor Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Kontroll av tankar avsedda för transport av farligt gods Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Kontrollansvariga Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Kärlkirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Legitimerad sjukgymnast godkänd för verksamhet inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Legitimerad sjuksköterska godkänd för verksamhet inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Legitimerad tandläkare godkänd för verksamhet inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Logoped Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Lungsjukdomar (pneumologi) Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Lärare för introduktionsutbildning inför privat övningskörning Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Lärare för moped-, snöskoter- och terränghjulingsutbildning som kräver förarbevis Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Lärare för mopedutbildning som kräver körkortsbehörighet AM Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Lärare för riskutbildning Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Lärare i det offentliga skolväsendet, grundlärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Lärare i det offentliga skolväsendet, speciallärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Lärare i det offentliga skolväsendet, specialpedagog Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Lärare i det offentliga skolväsendet, yrkeslärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Lärare i det offentliga skolväsendet, ämneslärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Medicinsk gastroenterologi och hepatologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Naprapat Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Neurokirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Neurologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Njurmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Nuklearmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Obstetrik och gynekologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Onkologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Optiker Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Orofacial medicin Sweden All regions Specialist Dental practitioner not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ortopedi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Ortopedingenjör Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Parodontologi Sweden All regions Specialist Dental practitioner not listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Patentombud Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Plastikkirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Psykiatri Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Psykolog Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psykoterapeut Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Radiologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Receptarie Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Rehabiliteringsmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Reumatologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Röntgensjuksköterska Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sakkunniga funktionskontrollanter Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sakkunniga inom brandskydd Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sakkunniga rörande kulturvärden Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sakkunniga rörande tillgänglighet Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sjukhusfysiker Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Sjuksköterska Sweden All regions General care nurse
Socialmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Specialist i allmänmedicin Sweden All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice
Specialistsjuksköterska Sweden All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Specialisttandläkare (Munkirurgi) Sweden All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V
Specialisttandläkare (Ortodonti) Sweden All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V
Sprängarbas Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Säkerhetsbedömare av kosmetiska produkter Sweden All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Tandhygienist Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Tandläkare Sweden All regions Dental Practitioner
Taxiförare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Thoraxkirurgi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Trafiklärare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Urologi Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Utbildningsledare vid trafikskola Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Veterinär Sweden All regions Veterinary Surgeon
Väktare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Yrkesdykare Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Yrkesverksamhet avseende kontroll av hissar och vissa andra motordrivna anordningar Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Yrkesverksamhet inom den sociala barn- och ungdomsvården Sweden All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Ögonsjukdomar (oftalmologi) Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Öron-, näs- och halssjukdomar (oto-rhino-laryngologi) Sweden All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
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