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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
180 Degree Excavator Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
180 Degree Excavator Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
360 Degree Excavator Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
360 Degree Excavator Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Accounting technician Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Advanced Paramedics Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Affiliate (engineering) Associate Engineer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Aircraft maintenance engineer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Anaesthesiology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Approved Driving Instructor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Approved Intermediary Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Archaeologist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Architect Ireland All regions Architect listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Architect (acquired rights) Ireland All regions Architect (acquired rights) listed in Annex VI Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Articulated Dumper Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Articulated Dumper Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Assisting in the implementation of health and safety at roadworks Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Auctioneer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Audiologist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Balloon Pilot Ireland All regions Not applicable Attestation of competence
Barrister Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Basic medical training - Ireland Ireland All regions Doctor in Basic Medicine Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor - Non-residential Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor - Residential Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Building Surveyor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Built-up roof felting Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Cardiology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Cardiothoracic surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Certified Public Accountant Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Accountant/Auditor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Certified Accountant Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chartered Tax Adviser Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Chartered engineer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chartered town planner Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Chemical pathology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chief Engineer Marine Engineer Officer STCW Regulation III/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Chief Engineer Marine Engineer Officer STCW Regulation III/3 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Chief Mate seagoing ships 3000 gross tonnage or more STCW Reg II/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Chief Mate seagoing ships between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage STCW Reg II/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Child and adolescent psychiatry Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Chiropodist/Podiatrist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Clinical Dental Technician Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Clinical genetics Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Clinical neurophysiology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Construction Shotfiring Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Crawler Crane Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Crawler Crane Quarry Operation Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Deck Officer Certificate of Competency (fishing vessel) Second Hand Full Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Certificate of Competency (fishing vessel) Second Hand Special Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Certificate of Competency (fishing vessel) Skipper Limited Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Certificate of Competency (fishing vessel) second hand limited Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Deck Officer Certificte of Competency (fishing vessel) Skipper Full Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dental Hygienist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Dental Nurse Ireland 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 Ireland All regions Dental Practitioner Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Dermatology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Diagnostic Radiographer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Dietician Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Dispensing Optician Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Door Supervisor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Electro-Technical Officer Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Electro-Technical Rating Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Emergency Medical Technicians Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Emergency medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Employees of pre-school service providers working directly with children Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (Fishing Vessel) Class 1 Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (Fishing Vessel) Class 2 Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (Fishing Vessel) Class 3 Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Engineering Technician Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Environmental health officer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Estate Agents Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Examiner Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Explosives Supervisor Quarry Operations Ireland All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Attestation of competence
Front End Loader Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Further Education Teacher Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Gastro-enterology Ireland 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 Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General Medical Practitioner Ireland All regions Doctor in Basic medicine and General medical practice Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
General surgery Ireland 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 Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Geriatric medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Haematology (clinical and laboratory) Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Histopathology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Immunology (clinical and laboratory) Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Incorporated Public Accountant Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Infectious diseases Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Inspector of Air Accidents Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Intellectual Disability Nurse Ireland All regions Specialist Nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Letting Agents Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Liquidator Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Locating under-ground services Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Management Agent Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Marine Engineer Officer STCW Regulation III/1 Engineer Officer of the Watch Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Master seagoing ships 3000 gross tonnage or more STCW Reg II/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Master seagoing ships between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage STCW Reg II/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Medical Laboratory Scientist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Medical oncology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Microbiology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Mini Digger Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Mini Digger Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Mobile Crane Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Mobile Crane Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application
Mobile Tower Scaffold Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Nephrology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Neurology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Neurosurgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Obstetrics and gynaecology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Occupational medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Occupational therapist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch STCW Reg II/1 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Ophthalmic surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Ophthalmology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Optometrist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Oral and maxillo-facial surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Orthodontic Therapist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Orthoptist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Otolaryngology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paediatric Surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paediatrics Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Paramedics Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Patent agent Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Personal Insolvency Practitioner Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Pesticide Advisor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Pesticide Application Equipment Inspector Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Pesticide Distributor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Pharmaceutical Medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Pharmacist Ireland All regions Pharmacist
Physiotherapist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Post-Primary Teacher Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Primary school teacher Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Professional Pesticide User / Sprayer Operator Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Psychiatric Nurse Ireland All regions Specialist Nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Psychiatry Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Psychologist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Public health medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Quantity Surveyor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Quarry Shotfiring Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Radiation Therapist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Radiation oncology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Radiology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Registered Children's Nurse Ireland All regions Specialist Nurse Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Registered Electrical Contractor Ireland All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered Gas Installer Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Registered General Nurse Ireland All regions General care nurse Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Registered Midwife (RM) Ireland All regions Midwife Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Respiratory medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Rheumatology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Rigid Dump Truck Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Roof and Wall Cladding/Sheeting Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Scaffolding - Advanced Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Scaffolding - Basic Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Second Engineer Marine Engineer Officer STCW Regulation III/2 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Second Engineer Marine Engineer Officer STCW Regulation III/3 Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Security Guard (Static) Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course
Self-Erecting Tower Crane Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Ship Radio Operator Ireland All regions Not applicable Not applicable
Signing,lighting and guarding on roads Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Site Dumper Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Site Dumper Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Slinger Signaller Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Attestation of competence
Slinging Signalling Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Social worker Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Solicitor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Specialist dentist in oral surgery Ireland All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V
Specialist dentist in orthodontics Ireland All regions Specialist Dental Practitioner Listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Speech and Language therapist Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (exactly 4 years)
Statutory Auditor Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years)
Telescopic Handler Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Telescopic Handler Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Tower Crane Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Town Planner/Spatial Planner Ireland All regions Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
Tractor Dozer Construction Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Tractor Dozer Quarry Operations Ireland All regions General system of recognition - secondary application Attestation of competence
Trade mark agent Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Transport Manager for a Road Transport Undertaking, as the holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Haulage / Road Passenger Transport Management Ireland All regions Not applicable Attestation of competence
Trauma and orthopaedic surgery Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Tropical medicine Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
Urology Ireland All regions Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years)
Veterinary Nurse Ireland All regions General system of recognition - primary application Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D)
Veterinary Surgeon Ireland All regions Veterinary Surgeon
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