Applying for recognition of EU citizens' professional qualifications for regulated professions
Are you a citizen of the European Union (EU) and would like to work in the Netherlands in a regulated (protected) profession? For example, as a lawyer or teacher? Then you need recognition of your professional qualifications. This applies to citizens of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Last updated on 9 June 2022
Criteria for recognition of professional qualifications
You are only permitted to practise a regulated profession if you have the legally required professional qualifications. There are, for example, requirements in terms of educational qualifications, degrees or certificates and experience.
Applying for recognition of professional qualifications
Please contact a recognised body (‘competent authority’) to apply for recognition of your professional qualifications. Nuffic can provide the necessary information regarding which authority you will need to contact.