Every country in the EU has an Assistance Centre that can help you if you'd like to work in a regulated profession. The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) is the responsible authority for the Assistance Centre in Sweden.

The Assistance Centre can answer questions on a number of topics related to regulated professions, including:

  • what professions are regulated in different countries
  • if authorisation is required to work in the profession
  • what documents should be submitted when applying for authorisation
  • any language requirements
  • the European Professional Card. 

The Assistance Centre can even answer questions from public authorities and professional organisations, for example questions about Swedish education or what is required in order to employ people with a foreign education. 

Find out more about what you need to do to work in a requlated profession in another EU country.

Contact information

Assistance Centre for Regulated Professions
Email address: ykinfo@uhr.se
Telephone: +46 (0)10-470 03 00

Certification for Swedish qualifications

The Assistance Centre in Sweden can also issue a certificate for Swedish qualifications for work in another country. In the certificate, we provide information that helps public authorities in other countries understand Swedish education with an application to practice a regulated profession.  

Processing time

The Assistance Centre generally has short processing times. It takes approximately two to three weeks to receive a response. Sometimes, we may need to contact another public authority in order to check the authenticity of a qualification. In this case, the processing time can be a bit longer. 

List of assistance centres in other EU/EEA countries

You’re welcome to give us feedback on this information page (Assistance Centre for Professional Qualifications). The link leads to feedback questions provided by the European Commission.

Last updated: 12 December 2020