Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications came into force in 2007. It has since been amended several times. A consolidated version of the directive and its annexes - provided for information only and not binding on the institutions – is also available below. Lastly, you will also find details of the directive’s implementation by the EEA/EFTA countries and the documents relating to the legislative process by which the directive was adopted.

Directive and links

Regulation of the profession in Europe

Table of Profession Regulation in Europe (pdf version)


PQD map Regulated

PQD map Not Regulated

PQD map regulated at National Level


PQD map IN process