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Probably you don’t know that some profession is regulated by a card called EPC. In this article, we are talking about it.
WHAT IS EPC?
If your profession is regulated and you need to apply for the recognition of your professional qualifications, you may apply for recognition using the European Professional Card (EPC). The EPC is an electronic procedure you can use to have your regulated profession recognised in another EU country.
For the moment, you can use the EPC procedure only if you are:
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE EPC?
Your home country authorities will assist you with your application and check that it is correct and complete. They will also certify the authenticity and validity of your documents.
For any future applications, you won't have to upload your documents again.
If the host country authorities in charge of your application do not take a final decision within the set deadline, recognition will be granted automatically and you will be able to generate an EPC certificate from your online account.
APPLYING FOR AN EPC
To apply for an EPC, you need to:
For each application, both home country and host country authorities may charge fees to examine your file. If they do, you will receive a separate invoice from each authority.
Authorities may also ask you to provide certified copies of your documents if they can't verify their validity.
The EPC is valid:
If the authorities reject your application, they have to explain why and how you can appeal.
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I'm Natalia Bertelli, an English/Spanish to Italian legal translator. Since 2008 I have been working on contracts, judicial deeds, certificates, corporate translations for foreign clients who want to do business in Italy, get a dual citizenship or simply settle in my beautiful country.