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European Professional Card (EPC)

What is it?

The European Professional Card (EPC) is an electronic procedure for the recognition of professional qualifications between countries of the European Union (EU).

It is the electronic proof that you have passed administrative checks and that your professional qualifications have been recognised by the host country (or that you have met the conditions for the temporary provision of services).
You can find more information on the EPC in this brochure.

Who can use it?

You, as a European professional, may want to work in another Member State to benefit from job opportunities. The Single Market is all about making such moves easier. The EPC will allow authorities in your destination country to have a quick and easy way to verify and recognise your qualifications obtained in another country.
You can use the EPC procedure if:
  • you want to settle in the host country and practise your profession there (establishment)
  • you only want to provide services there temporarily (temporary provision of services).
Which professions are concerned?
The EPC is at present available for these professions:
  • nurses,
  • pharmacists,
  • physiotherapists,
  • mountain guides
  • real estate agents
The electronic procedure will make it easier for you to get your qualifications recognised and your documents validated. Your home country authorities will check that the file is complete and assist you with your application.