EU Recognition of Professional Qualifications
Any national of a Member State of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland has the right to work, to seek work, to set up business or to provide services in any other Member State. Directive 2005/36 is in place to aid mobility between Member States of the EU, EEA and Switzerland. This directive applies to regulated professions including sectoral and general systems. The Directive works on the principle that a qualified professional in one Member State is qualified to exercise the same profession in another Member State. In order to work in a regulated profession with foreign qualifications one must apply for the recognition of these qualifications by a competent authority.
Information about regulated professions, competent authorities and application procedures, etc., in a certain country is provided by the contact points for professional recognition.
The contact points in Estonia are:
- Estonian ENIC/NARIC Office (Archimedes Foundation)
Contact: Liina Kukkur, liina.kukkur(at)archimedes.ee
- Ministry of Education and Research
Contact: Tiia Raudma, Higher Education Department, tiia.raudma(at)hm.ee