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Recognition of professional education and training

The European Council has issued a Directive (92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992) on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC (published in OJ No L 19 of 24.1.1989). The new Directive applies to any national of ...
The European Council has issued a Directive (92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992) on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC (published in OJ No L 19 of 24.1.1989). The new Directive applies to any national of a Member State wishing to pursue a regulated profession in a host Member State in a self-employed capacity or as an employed person.

The Directive sets out rules covering the conditions under which nationals of a Member State may pursue a regulated profession in a host Member State in a self-employed capacity or as an employed person. It includes systems for recognition of qualifications where the host Member State:

- Requires possession of a diploma within the meaning of this Directive or Directive 89/48/EEC;
- Requires possession of a diploma and the applicant is the holder of a certificate or has received corresponding education and training;
- Requires possession of a certificate.

Also covered are special systems for recognition of other qualifications, and measures to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment, freedom to provide services and freedom of movement of employed persons.

Member States shall adopt the laws or provisions necessary to comply with the Directive before 18 June 1994.
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