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Recognition of Qualification

17 giugno 2021

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The European institutions have established a mechanism for the recognition of diplomas, degrees and qualifications obtained in countries within the EU and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), in Switzerland (Italian Law No 36/2000 transposing the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation of 21 June 1999) and in countries outside the European Union, in relation to all regulated professions, namely those professions that may be undertaken only in accordance with the relevant national legislation.

 The Directorate General for Social Support and Training within the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is responsible for:

  • the recognition in Italy of professional qualifications obtained abroad for beauticians, steam generator operators (Levels I, II, III and IV) and thermal power plant operators; for the latter two qualifications, the Directorate General for Social Support and Training works with the Employment Relations Department and the National Labour Inspectorate.

On the basis of the legislation currently applicable in Italy, the recognition of the individual professional qualifications of aesthetic masseur, nail technician, nail reconstruction specialist or other professionals working in the beauty sector is not possible, because these professions are not individually regulated.

  • the issuing of certificates of compliance for professional qualifications obtained in Italy, for the purposes of free movement in the EU, Switzerland and the EEA (European Economic Area). 


RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED ABROAD IN THE CASE OF ESTABLISHMENT

The online procedure for the recognition of qualifications obtained in European and non-European countries can be accessed using this link.

The following must be attached:

  • documentation on the professional qualification:
  • certificate/diploma/degree, mandatory if the profession is regulated in the country of origin; copy of the academic qualification for the activity requested, issued by a public or private institution in the country of origin, accompanied by a description of the study programme required for the qualification, with details of the subjects covered and the hours of theoretical and practical training completed;
  • details of enrolment in the professional register if the profession is regulated in the country of origin and membership of a register is required;
  • declaration of absence of criminal/professional impediments (mandatory for liberal professions);
  • documentation on professional experience;
  • documentation relating to professional experience acquired in the last 10 years in the form of tax documentation for the qualification concerned and the periods covered or a certificate from the relevant body in the Member State of origin indicating the nature and duration of the activity performed;
  • identity document;
  • stamp duty of EUR 16 paid electronically - "Bilancio dello Stato Capo VIII, Capitolo 1205, art. 1' BIC: BITAITRRENT – IBAN: IT 07Y 01000 03245 348 008 1205 01. IMPOSTA (TAX): Imposta di bollo (Stamp duty)";
  • residence permit (for non-EU nationals already resident in Italy).


For qualifications obtained in non-EU countries, a "Declaration of equivalence" issued by the Italian diplomatic/consular representation in the country where the qualification is issued is also required. That declaration must indicate the following:

  • the legal status and level of the institution that issued the qualification and content (course);
  • that the applicant duly completed the course of study in the country of origin, specifying the number of years of study required by that country's rules for successful completion thereof;
  • the value of the qualification in terms of gaining access, in that country, to the professional activity corresponding to the activity for which recognition is sought in Italy;
  • whether the profession is regulated and which State bodies or authorities, if any, are responsible for supervising the profession in that country;
  • whether the applicant meets the requirements laid down in that country's legislation for practising the profession.


Issuing of certificates of compliance for qualifications obtained in Italy

A certificate of compliance for the purposes of free movement in EU countries, Switzerland and countries within the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) may be requested by EU and non-EU nationals with qualifications obtained in Italy as beauticians, steam generator operators (levels I, II, III and IV) and thermal power plant operators.

Information about the procedure to be used to obtain certificates of compliance is available from this link.


The following must be attached:

  • documentation on the professional qualification (certificate/diploma/degree);
  • identity document;
  • residence permit (for non-EU nationals already resident in Italy);
  • stamp duty of EUR 16 paid electronically – "Bilancio dello Stato Capo VIII, Capitolo 1205, art. 1' BIC: BITAITRRENT – IBAN: IT 07Y 01000 03245 348 008 1205 01. IMPOSTA (TAX): Imposta di bollo (Stamp duty)".


TEMPORARY AND OCCASIONAL PROVISION OF SERVICES UNDER THE FREEDOM TO PROVIDE SERVICES

If a service provider wishing to perform services in Italy under the freedom to provide services on a temporary and occasional basis moves, that provider must submit a corresponding prior declaration, in accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC, as amended by Directive 2013/55/EU.

The form for "Prior declaration of temporary and occasional provision of services where the service provider moves" is available from this link.

The following must be attached:

  • documentation on professional experience;
  • certificate/diploma/degree, mandatory if the profession is regulated in the country of origin;
  • details of enrolment in the professional register if the profession is regulated in the country of origin and membership of a register is required;
  • a document attesting that the service provider is legally established in the country of origin and is not prohibited from performing the profession concerned, even temporarily (such as, where it exists, a copy of a professional licence, or an extract from the companies' register, or a certificate from a professional association, etc.). The document must indicate the profession concerned; if this is not available, the service provider must submit an extract from the criminal record, a certificate from a judicial or police authority, etc;
  • documentation relating to professional experience acquired in the last 10 years in the form of tax documentation for the qualification concerned and the periods covered or a certificate from the relevant body in the Member State of origin indicating the nature and duration of the activity performed;
  • a copy of an identity document;
  • information on any professional indemnity insurance (insurance cover or similar means of personal or collective protection with regard to professional liability);
  • stamp duty of EUR 16 paid electronically – "Bilancio dello Stato Capo VIII, Capitolo 1205, art. 1' BIC: BITAITRRENT – IBAN: IT 07Y 01000 03245 348 008 1205 01. IMPOSTA (TAX): Imposta di bollo (Stamp duty)".


Requests for recognition of qualifications, certificates of compliance and declarations of temporary and occasional provision of services can only be submitted using the online platform.


Legislation

  • European Law No 37 of 3 May 2019 (European Law 2018)
  • Legislative Decree No 15 of 28 January 2016 – implementation of Directive 2013/55/EU on the recognition of professional qualifications, and of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012
  • Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System ('the IMI Regulation')
  • Legislative Decree No 206 of 9 November 2007 – implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Directive 2006/100/EC adapting certain Directives in the field of freedom of movement of persons, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania
  • Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications
  • Law No 1 of 4 January 1990 regulating the profession of beautician

 

For information: tel. 0646833590 - 0646833509 - 0646833586
Opening hours: Thursdays 9.00 to 13.00, by appointment
Mail: riconoscimentoqualifiche@lavoro.gov.it
Certified mail: dgammortizzatorisociali.div3@pec.lavoro.gov.it


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