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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

To determine whether your profession is regulated in the Member State where you are planning to provide services, you can use the Regulated Professions Database. Please visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/regprof/. You can also contact the Assistance Centre in the Member State. For the contact details, please visit: Assistance Centres.

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

If you are a Mountain Guide and would like to work in a Member State where the profession is regulated, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you require a European Professional Card for your experience or training in the United Kingdom, please contact the Centre for Professional Qualifications at cpq@naric.org.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1242 258 608.

Nurse Responsible for General Care

If you are a Nurse Responsible for General Care and would like to work in a Member State where the profession is regulated, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you require a European Professional Card, please visit: https://www.nmc.org.uk/registration/working-outside-the-uk/working-in-the-eu/". You can contact the Nursing and Midwifery Council on +44 (0) 207 637 7181 for further information.

Pharmacist

If you are a Pharmacist and would like to work in a Member State where the profession is regulated, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you require a European Professional Card, 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 a Member State where the profession is regulated, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you require a European Professional Card, please visit: https://www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/your-registration/practising-outside-the-uk/ . You can 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

If you are a Real Estate Agent and would like to work in a Member State where the profession is regulated, you may be able to use a European Professional Card to apply. If you require a European Professional Card, please contact the Centre for Professional Qualifications on +44 (0) 1242 258 608 or email cpq@naric.org.uk for further information.

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