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European Professional Card

European Professional Card

In accordance with the provisions listed in Directive 2013/55/EU, which modifies Directive 2005/36/EC, the European Professional Card is an e-portfolio intended to facilitate the mobility of professionals across the European Economic Area in the following professions:

  • Mountain Guides
  • Nurses Responsible for General Care
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Real Estate Agents

We can provide information on the European Professional Card application process.

To apply online for a European Professional Card, please visit:
http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/index_en.htm

Here you can create an account and submit a European Professional Card application. You can also use a simulator to determine the documentation required and the application fees (if applicable).

Employers can also check the validity of a European Professional Card at: https://ec.europa.eu/epc/public/validity?locale=en

EPC Privacy Statement

The European Commission have published an EPC Privacy Statement regarding EPC personal accounts and application handling. It is available online at:
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/professional-qualifications/european-professional-card/privacy-statement/privacy_en.pdf

Mountain Guide

The profession on Mountain Guide is not regulated in the United Kingdom, so a European Professional Card is not required. For further information, please contact us on +44 (0) 871 226 2850 or email cpq@naric.org.uk.

Nurse Responsible for General Care

If you are a Nurse Responsible for General Care and would like to work in the United Kingdom, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. Further details of registering using the European Professional Card are available at: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/joining-the-register/register-nurse-midwife/trained-in-the-eu-or-eea/. If you have any questions, please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Council on +44 (0) 207 637 7181 or email eu.enquiries@nmc-uk.org for further information.

Pharmacist

If you are a Pharmacist and would like to work in the United Kingdom, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you have any questions, please contact the General Pharmaceutical Council on +44 (0) 20 3365 3400 or email info@pharmacyregulation.org for further information.

Physiotherapist

If you are a Physiotherapist and would like to work in the United Kingdom, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. Further details of registering using the European Professional Card are available at: https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/getting-on-the-register/international-applications/emr-applications/applying-with-the-epc-european-professional-card/. If you have any questions, please contact the Health and Care Professions Council on +44 (0) 845 300 4472 or email international@hcpc-uk.org for further information.

Real Estate Agent

The profession on Real Estate Agent is not regulated in the United Kingdom, so a European Professional Card is not required. For further information, please contact us on +44 (0) 871 226 2850 or email cpq@naric.org.uk.

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