European Professional Card
The European Professional Card (EPC) is an entirely electronic application process for certification of your professional qualifications. The electronic format means that your application can be be processed quickly and easily.
There are five professions for which you can apply for the card:
- Estate agent
- Mountain guide
It's easy to apply for an EPC. You submit and then follow your application on the European Commission's web portal. Keep in mind that the EPC is not a physical document! It's a fully electronic certificate that will be available for competent authorities and employers in the country in which you'll be working.
The EPC simplifies and shortens the review process. Keep in mind that you may need to undergo additional registration and for example demonstrate language skills at the competent authority in the receiveing EU country. This may be required before you gain access to the profession, even if you have a European Professional Card.
Film about the EPC
The European Commission has made a film to explain how and when the European Professional Card can be used.
For questions regarding the EPC
Assistance Centre at UHR
Telephone: +46 (0)10-470 03 00