European Professional Card

This is an electronic certificate for the recognition of your professional qualifications in another EU member state. The European Professional Card (EPC) is currently available for: general care nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides.

The European Professional Card (EPC) was introduced through Directive 2013/55/EU amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications. It is intended to simplify the recognition process. The EPC is an electronic certificate showing recognition of your professional qualifications in another EU member state.
Currently, the following five professional groups may apply for the EPC:

  • general care nurses
  • pharmacists (basic medical training)
  • physiotherapists
  • real estate agents
  • mountain guides

Extensive information about the European Professional Card and a link to the online application procedure (“Access to the EPC procedure” button) can be found on the EU website “Your Europe”.