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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 and Switzerland covered by the Directive 2005/36/EC.

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)
Agente de la propiedad industrial Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Agente y comisionista de aduanas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Análisis clínicos Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Arquitecto Spain All regions Architect listed in Annex V
Arquitecto técnico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Artillero-barrenista Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Auditor de cuentas Spain All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Auxiliar de enfermería Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Biólogo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Buceador de primera clase Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Buceador de segunda clase Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Buceador instructor Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Capitán de la marina mercante Spain All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Cirugía oral y maxilofacial Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Decorador Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Delineante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Detective privado Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dietista-Nutricionista Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Director Técnico Deportivo Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Director de Seguridad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Director de escuelas particulares de conductores Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Economista Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Electricista - Instalador de Alta Tensión Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Electricista-instalador de baja tensión Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Enfermero especialista en Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Enfermero especialista en geriatría Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Enfermero especialista en pediatría Spain All regions Specialist (and General care) Nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Enfermero especialista en salud mental Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Enfermero responsable de cuidados generales Spain All regions General care nurse
Enfermería del Trabajo Spain All regions Specialist Nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Entrenador deportivo Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Enólogo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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)
Especialista en medicina familiar y comunitaria Spain All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice
FARMACÉUTICO Spain All regions Pharmacist
Fisioterapeuta Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Físico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Genética Clínica (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Gestor administrativo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Geólogo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Graduado social Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Graduado/a en Odontología Spain All regions Dental Practitioner
Guía de turismo Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Ingeniero Naval y Oceánico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ingeniero Técnico Agrícola en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero Técnico Forestal en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero Técnico de Telecomunicación en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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 armas navales Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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)
Ingeniero técnico aeronáutico en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero técnico de minas en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero técnico de obras públicas en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero técnico en topografía Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero técnico industrial en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Ingeniero técnico naval en la correspondiente especialidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Inmunología (especialidad multidisciplinar) Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Instalador de aparatos a presión Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Instalador de calefacción y climatización Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Instalador de fontanería Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Instalador de gas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Instalador frigorifico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Instalador nuclear y radioactivo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Jefe de Seguridad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
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)
Licenciado en Medicina Spain All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine
Logopeda Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Maestro de Educación Infantil Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Maestro de Educación Primaria Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Marinero Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Marinero de pesca Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Matrona / Asistente obstétrico Spain All regions Midwife
Mecanico naval de primera clase del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mecánico mayor naval del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mecánico mayor naval del sector de la pesca marítima Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mecánico naval de segunda clase de sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mecánico naval de segunda clase del sector de la pesca marítima Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Mecánico naval del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Mecánico naval del sector de la pesca marítima Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Microbiología y parasitología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Monitor de iniciación al buceo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Monitor deportivo Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Cataluña General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Médico especialista en Anestesiología y Reanimación Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en Cirugía torácica/ Cirugía cardiovascular Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en Neurocirugía Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en Oncología Médica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en alergología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en anatomía patológica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en angiología y cirugía vascular Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en aparato digestivo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en bioquímica clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en cardiología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en cirugía general y del aparato digestivo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en cirugía ortopédica y traumatología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en cirugía pediátrica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en cirugía plástica, estética y reparadora Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en dermatología médico-quirúrgica y venereología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en endocrinología y nutrición Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en estomatología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en farmacología clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en geriatría Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en hematología y hemoterapia Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en immunología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en medicina del trabajo Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en medicina interna Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en medicina nuclear Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en medicina preventiva y salud pública Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en nefrología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en neumología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en neurofisiología clínica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en neurología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en obstetricia y ginecología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en oftalmología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en oncología radioterápica Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en otorrinolaringología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en pediatría y sus áreas específicas Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en psiquiatría Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en radiodiagnóstico Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en reumatología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Médico especialista en urología Spain All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Oficial de máquinas de primera clase de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Oficial de máquinas de segunda clase de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Oficial radioelectrónico de primera clase de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Oficial radioelectrónico de segunda clase de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Operador de muelles o terminales de mercancías perigrosas Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Otro personal para la atención en el primer ciclo de Educación infantil Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patron local de pesca Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Patrón costero polivalente Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Patrón de altura del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón de altura del sector de la pesca marítima Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón de cabotaje del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón de litoral del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón de litoral del sector de la pesca marítima Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón de tráfico interior Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patrón mayor de cabotaje del sector de la marina mercante Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Podólogo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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 formación vial Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Profesor de universidad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Práctico de puertos Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 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)
Químico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Radiofísico Hospitalario Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Tecnico superior en imagen para el diagnóstico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Tecnico superior en radioterapia Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Terapeuta ocupacional Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Titulado mercantil Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Trabajador Social Spain Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Traductores/as-Intérpretes Jurados/as Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Tripulante de cabina de pasajeros, sector de transporte aéreo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Técnico de mantenimiento de aeronaves, sector de transporte aéreo Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Técnico en elaboración de vinos Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Técnico especialista de medecina nuclear Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico especialista en vitivinicultura Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en Ortoprotésica Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en anatomía patológica y citología Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en audioprótesis Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en dietética Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en higiene bucodental Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en laboratorio de diagnóstico clínico Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en prevención de riesgos profesionales Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en prótesis dentales Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Técnico superior en salud ambiental Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
VETERINARIO Spain All regions Veterinary Surgeon
Vigilante de seguridad Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Vigilante de seguridad: Escolta privado Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Vigilante de seguridad: Vigilante de explosivos Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Óptico- Optometrista Spain All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals,contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information, on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.