Recognition of Professional Qualifications
Individuals who have studied abroad have the possibility of having their qualifications recognized in Iceland. If the purpose of recognition is to prepare for further studies or to compare qualification levels, an application should be sent to the relevant education institution or to the ENIC/NARIC network in Iceland (academic recognition).
If the purpose of recognition is to acquire rights to work within a regulated profession in Iceland, the applicant must apply to the appropriate competent authority in this country. Further information on recognition of foreign vocational qualifications can be found here.
The University of Iceland operates an ENIC/NARIC office on the basis of an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. The ENIC/NARIC office is in charge of academic recognition of qualifications.
The Icelandic Centre For Research operates a Europass office on the basis of an agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. The aim of the Europass office is to make it easier for people to make their skills and competences visible and qualifications more readable. Further information on recognition of professional qualifications can be found on the Europass website.
- Act on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications no. 26/2010
- Regulation on the recognition of professional qualifications for working in Iceland no. 477/2020