European Professional Card

The European Professional Card (EPC) is an electronic certificate proving either that the professional has met all the necessary conditions to provide services in a host member state or on a temporary and occasional basis or the recognition of professional qualifications for establishment in the host member state.

From 18 January 2016, the EPC will be introduced for the following professions: nurses responsible for general care, pharmacists, physiotherapists, mountain guides and real estate agents. The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) processes applications for a European Professional Card from real estate agents and mountain guides established in Finland.

Application for a European Professional Card (EPC) is submitted online on Your Europe website. Your Europe website has open access and it is free of charge to use.

(The 'Your Europe' portal gives individuals and businesses practical information on their rights and opportunities in the EU. It focuses on real-life, cross-border situations, e.g. European citizens wishing to work or study in another country in the EU, or European businesses wanting to move to or open a new branch in another country in the EU.)