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:

  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • 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. 

To apply

Go to European Commission's we portal Your Europe

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
E-mail: ykinfo@uhr.se
Telephone: +46 (0)10-470 03 00

Last updated: 30 November 2020