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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
!!!CLOSED FOR NEW APPLICANTS!!! - Nurse Admitted to Sub-Part 2 of the Register maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Council United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Actuary United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Adult Care Home Manager United Kingdom (archived data) Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Advocate United Kingdom (archived data) Scotland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Aerobatic pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Aeromedical examiner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Air Traffic Controller United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Air Traffic Controller Assessor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Air Traffic Controller Instructor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Aircraft Cabin Crew United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Airline Pilot - Aeroplane United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Airline pilot - Helicopter United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Airworthiness review staff United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Anaesthetics United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Analytical chemist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Approved driving instructor United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Approved driving instructor department of environment for N.I United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Architect United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Architect listed in Annex V
Architect (acquired rights) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Architect (acquired rights) listed in Annex VI
Arts therapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Associate Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building United Kingdom (archived data) 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 (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Associateship of Society of Dyers and Colourists (ASDC) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Balloon Pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Banner towing pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Barrister United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Basic medical training - UK United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine
Biomedical Scientist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Cardiology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Cardo-thoracic surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Cash & Valuables in Transit Operative United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Certified instructor (motor cycles) (in Great Britain) United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Certifying Staff (continuing airworthiness of aircraft) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chartered Arbitrator United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Chartered Architectural Technologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered Banker United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Building Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Certified Accountant United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Energy Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Environmental Health Officer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered Financial Planner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Forester United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Geographer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered IT professional United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals - CILIP United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Insurance Broker United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Land Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Legal Executive United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Marine Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Marketer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Mathematician United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (MIMMM) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Member of the landscape institute (CMLI) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Meteorologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Minerals Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Petroleum Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Public finance accountant United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Quantity Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Scientist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Shipbroker United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Statistician United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Structural Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Tax Adviser United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Valuation Surveyor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Wastes Manager United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered accountant United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered biologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered builder United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered building services engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered chemical engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered chemist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered colourist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered geologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered insurance practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered insurer (insurance underwriting) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered loss adjuster United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered management accountant United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered measurement and control technologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered physicist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Chartered secretary United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered textile technologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered town planner (MRTPI) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chemical pathology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chief Engineer Class 2 - Fishing Vessels United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Chief engineer class 1 fishing vessel United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Child and adolescent psychiatry United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chiropodist / Podiatrist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chiropractor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Clinical Scientist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Clinical dental technician United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Clinical genetics United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Clinical neurophysiology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Clinical oncology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Clinical radiology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Close Protection Operative United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Commercial Pilot - Airships United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Costs Lawyer United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Class 1 - Fishing Vessels United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Class 2 Fishing Vessel United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Class 3 - Fishing Vessels United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dental Nurse United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Dental Technician United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dental hygienist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dental therapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dentist / Dental Practitioner / Dental Surgeon United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Dental Practitioner
Dermatology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Dietitian United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Dispensing optician United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Diver United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Domiciliary Care Manager United Kingdom (archived data) Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Door Supervisor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Emergency medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Engineering technician (EngTech) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Environmental Health Officer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Environmental Health Officer United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Environmental Health Practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Farmers of chicken for meat production United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Farrier United Kingdom (archived data) England Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Flight Examiner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Flight Instructor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Flight Test Pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Gastroenterology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General (internal) medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General psychiatry United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Genito-urinary medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Geriatric medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Haematology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Hearing aid dispenser United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Histopathology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
ICT Technician (ICTTech) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Immunology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Incorporated Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Infectious diseases United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Insolvency practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Inspector of Weights & Measures in Northern Ireland United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Inspector of weights and measures United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Installation, repair, maintenance, servicing, decommissioning or leakage checking of stationary fire protection equipment which contain fluorinated greenhouse gases or the recovery of those gases from stationary fire protection equipment. United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Not applicable Attestation of competence
Installation, repair, maintenance, servicing, decommissioning or leakage checking of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, and refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers, which contain fluorinated greenhouse gases or the recovery of those gases from such equipment. United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Not applicable Attestation of competence
Installers of small-scale biomass boilers and stoves, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, shallow geothermal systems and heat pumps - Great Britain United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Level 2 Childcare Worker United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Level 3 Early Years Educator United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Licensed boatmaster United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Licensed conveyancer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Licentiate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (LSDC) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Licentiate of the Textile Institute (LTI) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Marine Engineering/Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Attestation of competence
Medical microbiology and virology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Medical oncology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Member of ICE (MICE), Chartered Civil Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Member of Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Member of the Institute of Financial Services United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Member of the chartered institute of arbitrators United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Neurology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Neurosurgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Notary Public (England and Wales) United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Nuclear medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Nurses admitted to Sub-Part 1 of the Register maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Council United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Nursing Associate United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Obstetrics and gynaecology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Occupational Therapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Occupational medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Operating Department Practitioner United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ophthalmology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Oral and maxillo-facial surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Orthodontic Therapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Orthoptist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Osteopath United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Otolaryngology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paediatric surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paediatrics United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paramedic United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Patent Attorney United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Pesticide advisor United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Pesticide distributor United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Pharmacist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Pharmacist Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pharmacy technician United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Physiotherapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Pig Farmers United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Not applicable
Plastic surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Practitioner psychologist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Primary School Teacher (NI) United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Primary School Teacher Scotland United Kingdom (archived data) Scotland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Primary School Teacher in State Maintained Schools (Wales) United Kingdom (archived data) Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Primary School Teacher in State maintained schools (England) United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Professional drivers and attendants engaged in livestock transport United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Professional pesticide user/sprayer operator United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Prosthetist / Orthotist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Public Surveillance Operative United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Public health medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Qualified Conveyancer United Kingdom (archived data) Scotland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Radiographer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Railway brakers, signallers and shunters United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Recovery of fluorinated gas from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Not applicable Attestation of competence
Recovery of fluorinated gas from stationary electrical switchgear. United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Not applicable Attestation of competence
Recovery of fluorinated gas from stationary equipment that contains fluorinated greenhouse gas-based solvents. United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Not applicable Attestation of competence
Registered Gas Engineer United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Registered Meteorologist (RMet) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Registered Midwife United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Midwife Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered Nurse - Children United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered Nurse — Adult United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General care nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance (RTRAD) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Registered Trademark Attorney United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Registered trademark agent United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Registered veterinary nurse United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Renal medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Residential Child Care Manager United Kingdom (archived data) Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Respiratory medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Rheumatology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Road Safety Auditor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Road/Street Works Supervisor United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Road/street works operative United Kingdom (archived data) England & Wales General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods United Kingdom (archived data) England Not applicable Not applicable
Sailplane Pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Sailplane towing pilot United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Not applicable Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
School Teacher in State Maintained schools (Wales) United Kingdom (archived data) Wales General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Secondary School Teacher NI United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Secondary School Teacher Scotland United Kingdom (archived data) Scotland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Secondary School Teacher in State maintained schools (England) United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Security Guard United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Slaughterer United Kingdom (archived data) England Not applicable Not applicable
Social Worker United Kingdom (archived data) England General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Solicitor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Specialised dentist (Oral surgery) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V
Specialised dentist (Orthodontics) United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Speech and language therapist United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Statutory Auditor United Kingdom (archived data) All regions General system of recognition - secondary application
Train Driver United Kingdom (archived data) Great Britain Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Transport Manager United Kingdom (archived data) England Not applicable Not applicable
Trauma and orthopaedic surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Tropical medicine United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Urology United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Vascular surgery United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Vehicle Immobiliser (Northern Ireland) United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Veterinary Surgeon United Kingdom (archived data) All regions Veterinary Surgeon Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Waste disposal manager (NI) United Kingdom (archived data) Northern Ireland General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
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