Recognition in Slovenia of qualifications acquired abroad

Economic growth, competitiveness, new jobs, legal certainty, trust and cooperation between EU countries are cornerstones of the development of the European economy. In line with this, it is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market in which professional services play an important role.

Professions, professional activities, or groups of professional activities are in many countries directly or indirectly determined or regulated by specific laws or other provisions on professional qualifications.

The recognition of professional qualifications is a special procedure to enable professionals in regulated professions to work in other Member States in which they have not obtained a professional qualification.

Lists of professions:

The Directive 2005/36/EC lays the foundations for the recognition of professional qualifications and fundamental freedoms, such as the free movement of workers, the freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services, to facilitate the mobility of professionals and workers in the single market.

In Slovenia, we differentiate between:

 National Contact Point (NCP)

 In the Republic of Slovenia the Ministry of Labour is the National Contact Point for the recognition of professional qualifications. The NCP provides all the necessary information on regulated professions, recognition procedures and competent authorities. More information and relevant contact details are available at