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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
Abogado Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Actuario / Actuario de seguros Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Análisis clínicos (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Arquitecto Spain All regions Architect listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Bioquímica clínica (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Capitán de la marina mercante Spain All regions Not applicable Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Enfermero Especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Enfermero especialista en pediatría Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Enfermero especialista en salud mental Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Enfermería del Trabajo Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Especialista en Análisis Clínicos y Bioquímica Clínica (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Farmacéutico Spain All regions Pharmacist Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Genética Clínica (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero Naval y Oceánico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero aeronáutico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero agrónomo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de Construcción y Electricidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de armamento y material Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de caminos, canales y puertos Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de minas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de montes Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero de telecomunicación Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero industrial Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Inmunología (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Jefe de máquinas de la marina mercante Spain All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Matrona / Asistente obstétrico Spain All regions Midwife Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Microbiología y Parasitología (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico (formación básica) Spain All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico Especialista en Análisis clínicos Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico Especialista en Inmunología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Anestesiología y Reanimación Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Cirugía oral y maxilofacial Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Cirugía torácica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Medicina familiar y comunitaria Spain All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Neurocirugía Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en Oncología Médica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en alergología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en anatomía patológica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en angiología y cirugía vascular Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en aparato digestivo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en bioquímica clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en cardiología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en cirugía general y del aparato digestivo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en cirugía ortopédica y traumatología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en cirugía pediátrica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en cirugía plástica, estética y reparadora Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en dermatología médico-quirúrgica y venereología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en endocrinología y nutrición Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en farmacología clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en geriatría Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en hematología y hemoterapia Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en medicina del trabajo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en medicina interna Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en medicina nuclear Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en medicina preventiva y salud pública Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en nefrología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en neumología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en neurofisiología clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en neurología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en obstetricia y ginecología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en oftalmología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en oncología radioterápica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en otorrinolaringología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en pediatría y sus áreas específicas Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en psiquiatría Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en radiodiagnóstico Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en reumatología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médico especialista en urología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Médidco especialista en Microbiología y parasitología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Odontólogo Spain All regions Dental Practitioner Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Procurador Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de Enseñanzas Artísticas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de Enseñanzas de Idiomas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de Formación Profesional Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de enseñanzas deportivas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Profesor de universidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psicólogo especialista en Psicología clínica Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psicólogo general sanitario Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Veterinario Spain All regions Veterinary Surgeon Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
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