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Recognition of professional competence acquired abroad

  • Professional qualification
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

Recognition of professional competence means that a person is qualified to make decisions in a regulated profession in Finland on the basis of professional competence acquired in another EU/EEA member state or in Switzerland. A person who qualified abroad needs a decision from the competent authority in order for them to be regarded as competent to practice their profession in Finland. Traficom may grant eligibility for the duties of a driving instructor, driving examiner and director responsible for driving school teaching.

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 11/5/2021