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Regulated professions

Pursuant to Directive 2005/36/EC, a regulated profession is a profession, access to which, or pursuit of which, is subject to the possession of specific professional qualifications (evidence of formal qualification, attestation of competence and/or professional experience) attained in another Member State.

The professions regulated in Italy are included in a special list published on the Impresa in un giorno (undertaking in a day) Portal containing, in alphabetical order, all the professions regulated according to

  • The Italian legislation
  • The competent Italian authority
  • Information on the recognition procedure and related forms.

The professions regulated in the other States of the EU, the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland, and their competent authorities are listed on the European Commission's website.

On 13 August 2021, the Department for European Policies provided all central and regional administrations with operational guidance for correct application of Legislative Decree No. 142/2020, transposing Directive 2018/958, on the proportionality test for regulated professions. 

Recognition of professional qualifications
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