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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
(Allgemeine) Chirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
(Diagnostische) Radiologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Altenpflegehelfer/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Altenpfleger(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Anästhesiologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Apotheker Germany All regions Pharmacist Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Arbeitsmedizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Architekt Germany All regions Architect listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Architekt (Erworbene Rechte) Germany All regions Architect (acquired rights) listed in Annex VI Not applicable
Augenheilkunde Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Augenoptikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Beratender Ingenieur Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Berg- und Skiführer/in Germany Bayern General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Bewachungsgewerbe Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Attestation of competence
Boots- und Schiffbauermeister (shipbuilding) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Boots- und Schiffbauermeister (steel shipbuilding) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Brunnenbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Bäckermeister/in Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Büchsenmachermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chirurgiemechanikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Dachdeckermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Diätassistent (in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Elektromaschinenbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Elektrotechnikermeister (electrician) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Ergotherapeut(in) (früher: Beschäftigungs- und Arbeitstherapeut(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Facharzt / Fachärztin für Allgemeinmedizin Germany All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice
Fachsportlehrer im freien Beruf (staatlich geprüfte Ski- und Snowboardlehrer/innen, staatlich geprüfte Berg- und Skiführer/innen Germany Bayern General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Fachzahnärzte (Kieferorthopädie) Germany All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Fachzahnärzte (Oralchirurgie/Mundchirurgie) Germany All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Fahrlehrer/in Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Feinwerkmechanikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Finanzanlagenvermittler/in; Honorar-Finanzanlagenberater (ab 1.8.2014) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Fleischermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Fluglotse Germany All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Flugsicherungstechnisches Personal Germany All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Friseurmeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Gefäßchirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Gerüstbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Gesundheits- und Kinderkrankenpfleger/in Germany All regions Specialist Nurse Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegehelfer/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegerin/Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger Germany All regions General care nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Gesundheitsaufseher/in oder Hygieneinspektoren/Hygieneinspektorinnen oder Desinfektoren/innen Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Glasbläser- und Glasapparatebauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Glasermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Haus-und Familienpfleger/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Haut- und Geschlechtskrankheiten Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Hebamme / Entbindungspfleger Germany All regions Midwife
Heilerziehungpfleger Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Heilerziehungspflegehelfer/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Heilpädagoge/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Humangenetik Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Hörgeräteakustikermeister Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Informationstechnikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Ingenieur (Berufsbezeichung allein oder in Verbindung mit einer Fachbezeichnung) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Inkassodienstleistungen Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Innenarchitekt Germany All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Innere Medizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Endokrinologie und Diabetologie/ Innere Medizin und Endokrinologie und Diabetologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie/ Innere Medizin und Gastroenterologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Hämatologie und Onkologie/ Innere Medizin und Hämatologie und Onkologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Kardiologie/ Innere Medizin und Kardiologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Nephrologie/ Innere Medizin und Nephrologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Innere Medizin und Schwerpunkt Rheumatologie/ Innere Medizin und Rheumatologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Installateur und Heizungsbauermeister (air conditioning/heating) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Installateur und Heizungsbauermeister (gas) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Karosserie- und Fahrzeugbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapeut/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Kinder- und Jugendmedizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Kinderchirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Klempnermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Konditormeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Kraftfahrzeugtechnikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Kälteanlagenbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Laboratoriumsmedizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Landmaschinenmechanikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Landschafts- und Gartenarchitekt Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Lebensmittelchemiker Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Lehrer (alle Lehrämter) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Logopäde /Logopädin Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Maler und Lackierermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Markscheider Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Masseur - n. medizinischer Bademeister/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Maurer und Betonbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mechanikermeister für Reifen- und Vulkanisationstechnik Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Med.- tech. Radiologieassistent(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Medizinisch -technische(r) Assistent(in) für Funktionsdiagnostik Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Medizinischer Fusspfleger(in) / Podologe(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Metallbauermeister (locksmith) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Metallbauermeister (metal caster) Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mikrobiologie (Virologie) und Infektionsepidemiologie/ Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Mund-, Kiefer— und Gesichtschirurgie / Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Nervenheilkunde (Neurologie und Psychiatrie) Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Neurochirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Neurologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Notfallsanitäter Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Nuklearmedizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ofen- und Luftheizungsbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Orthoptist/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Orthopädie (und Unfallchirurgie)/ Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Orthopädieschuhmachermeister Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Orthopädietechnikermeister Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patentanwalt/Patentanwältin Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pathologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pharmakologie und Toxikologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pharmazeutisch-technische(r) Assistent(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Physikalische und Rehabilitative Medizin Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Physiotherapeut/in / Krankengymnast/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Plastische (und Ästhetische) Chirurgie/ Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pneumologie/ Innere Medizin und Pneumologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psychologische/r Psychotherapeut/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Radiologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Rechtsanwalt / Rechtsanwältin Germany All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Rechtskundiger/Rechtskundige in einem ausländischen Recht Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Rentenberater/Rentenberaterin Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Schornsteinfeger Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Seilermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Attestation of competence
Skilehrer/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Sonderpädagogosche Lehrämter (Unterschiede in Bezeichnung, Ausbildungsgang und Lehrbefähigung in den Ländern der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Sozialassistent/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Sozialmedizinische/r Assistent/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Sozialpädagoge/in, staatlich anerkannt; Sozialarbeiter/in, staatlich anerkannt Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Staatlich anerkannte/r Erzieher/in Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Staatlich geprüfter/anerkannter Übersetzer Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Stadtplaner Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Steinmetz- und Steinbildhauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Steuerberater Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Strahlentherapie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Straßenbauermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Stukkateurmeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Thoraxchirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Tierarzt Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Tischlermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Urologie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Vereidigter Übersetzer Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Vereidigter/Beeidigter (Diplom-)Dolmetscher (FH) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Versicherungsvermittler / Versicherungsberater Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Veterinärmedizinisch(in)-technische(r) Assistent(in) / Pharmazie Ingenieur Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Visceralchirurgie Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Wirtschaftsprüfer Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Wärme-, Kälte- und Schallschutzisolierermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Zahnarzt Germany All regions Dental Practitioner
Zahntechnikermeister Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Zimmerermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Zweiradmechanikermeister Germany All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
medizinisch-technische(r) Laboratoriums-Assistent(in) Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
sonstiges Flugsicherungsbetriebspersonal Germany All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Ärztliche Grundausbildung Germany All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Öffentliches Gesundheitswesen Germany All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
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