European Professional Card

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If you are a nurse responsible for general care or a physiotherapist, you may now use the European Professional Card to have your professional qualifications recognised in another EU country.

The European Professional Card (EPC) is an electronic procedure you can use to have your professional qualifications recognised in another EU country It is easier and quicker to manage than traditional qualification recognition procedures, and more transparent: you can keep track of your application on-line and re-use already uploaded documents to start new applications for different countries.

For the moment, you can use the EPC procedure if you are:

  • a nurse responsible for general care
  • a physiotherapist

You can use the EPC procedure if you are a nurse responsible for general care or a physiotherapist and:

  • you want to practise your profession in another EU country on a temporary and occasional basis (temporary mobility) or
  • you want to settle in another EU country and practise your profession there permanently (establishment)

For more information check European Professional Card.