Recognition of completed foreign education on pursuit of regulated profession in the Slovak Republic

INFORMATION VALID FROM JUNE 1 2022 ONWARDS
 
The information below applies to you if you wish to pursue some of the regulated professions in the Slovak Republic while your education, training or the required professional experience was obtained abroad. In this article, you will find the process of submission of an application to the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic - Centre for Recognition of Diplomas (CRD) that recognizes the professional qualifications for teaching, healthcare and sports professions, and also recognizes the evidence of formal qualifications (diploma, high school certificate and similar) for several other groups of professions (such as regulated trades or professions in construction). To find out whether your application needs to be submitted to the CRD or another body in the Slovak Republic, please consult the database of regulated professions.
 
 
 

The process is initiated on the date of the receipt of the application by the competent authority. You can find the competent authorities for the specific professions in the database of regulated professions.

The information below applies if the competent authority is Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (applications are processed by CRD).

Application forms according to the type of regulated profession:
If the application does not show correctly, please use the PDF form (at the bottom of this page)
 
Electronic forms (activated electronic Slovak ID/Residence Card or eIDAS is required)

The application must always include:
  • first name and surname of the applicant,
  • permanent address or the address of similar stay of the applicant,
  • the exact title of the regulated profession in question,
  • signature of the applicant.
Database of regulated professions

Mandatory documentation submitted together with an application includes:
  • identification document (ID, passport) - copy
  • evidence of formal or informal qualifications (diplomas, certificates, etc.)
    • member states: copy or certified copy*
    • non-member states: certified copy
  • evidence of contents of the qualifications (transcripts, diploma and certificate supplements, etc.)
    • member states: copy or certified copy*
    • non-member states: certified copy
  • information or a copy of evidence of previous education completed prior to the evaluated education
  • proof of payment of the administrative fee
* If you obtained your professional qualifications in a member state, the evidence documents (such as diploma or transcript), can be submitted as simple copies. If you do not submit a certified copy, additional time may be needed for the home member state to confirm the authenticity of the document. No confirmation will be required in case you submit a certified copy.
 
Further requirements for the recognition of qualifications from the non-member states may include:
  • confirmation of the accreditation of the educational institution and the study programme issued by a competent authority of the state of origin (not required for higher education institution listed as recognized in the state of origin) - to be included with the application,
  • detailed description of the courses (including their syllabi) - may be required in the process, based on an individual evaluation of an application.

Translations

Translation is not required:

  • for identification documents or documents on previous education obtained prior to the evaluated education
  • for documents issued in Czech or Latin language

Translation of the evidence of qualifications (diplomas, transcripts, etc.)

  • for the professions of medical doctor, dental practitioner, pharmacist, nurse, and midwife
    • evidence from member states: translation not required*
    • evidence from non-member states: for documents issued in English, Russian, German, French, and Hungarian, unofficial or own translation is accepted as well, for other languages, certified translation is required*
  • for any other professions
    • evidence from member states: unofficial or own translation accepted*
    • evidence from non-member states: for documents issued in English, Russian, German, French, and Hungarian, unofficial or own translation is accepted as well, for other languages, certified translation is required*

* If you obtained your professional qualifications in a member state, the evidence documents (such as diploma, transcript), can be submitted without certified translation. If you do not submit a certified translation, additional time may be needed for the home member state to confirm the contents of the document. No confirmation will be required in case you submit a certified translation or a document issued in English, German, French, Russian or Hungarian.
 

 
Please note: Submitted documents will not be returned!
 
Application fee:
  • 100 EUR for the recognition of diploma and professional qualification in pursuit of regulated profession in case the same body decides about the recognition of diploma and the recognition of professional qualification (application code: 2090)*
  • 50 EUR for the recognition of diploma in pursuit of regulated profession (application code: 6355)*

* In case of an application submitted electronically, the administrative fee is reduced by 50%. Electronic application can only be submitted through the Central Government Portal (https://www.slovensko.sk), where the electronic version of this form is available (not through any other electronic means, such as email). In electronic application, all the documents normally signed by the applicant bear an electronic signature and all the attachments which require certified copies are created by certified electronic conversion - own scans or photographs of the documents will not be accepted (the certified conversion is equal to a certified copy, own scan is equal to a simple copy).

Application fee payment options:
  1. via Receipt of Payment of Administrative / Judicial Fee (eStamp or eKolok), which can be purchased at selected offices of Slovenská pošta, a.s. (Slovak Post) in the required value
  2. via eKolok Mobile Application which is available at GooglePlay / App Store
  3. via eKolok Web Application, also called Virtual Kiosk, available at https://m.ekolky.gov.sk
  4. for electronic applications applications submitted via the Central Government Oortal (www.slovensko.sk) the payment prescription is generated by submitting the application (there is no need to buy eKolok in advance)
Duration of the process:
After submitting a complete application, the decision on recognition shall be issued within:
  • 3 months – recognition of a professional qualification for pedagogical professions, sport professions, healthcare professions
  • 2 months – recognition of diploma for other regulated professions (professional qualification is recognized by another competent body)
Submission of the application with documents:
1) by regular mail to the address:

Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Centre for Recognition of Diplomas
Stromová 1
813 30 Bratislava

2) electronically via the Central Government Portal
Could not find an answer on this website?
Contact us during the consultation hours by phone or by email at sudv@minedu.sk.

CRD consultation and telephone hours:

Monday 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:00
Thursday 9:00 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:00

 
 

Personal visits and consultations at the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas are cancelled until further notice. Applications can be submitted by post, via the Central government portal or depending on the current regime in the filing room.

If you cannot reach us at the telephone contacts, please write an email to sudv@minedu.sk.
Thank you for your understanding.

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