In Switzerland there are regulated professions and non-regulated professions. Non-regulated professions do not require recognition of foreign qualifications. Anyone can practice these professions. In many cases, however, you can have this office evaluate your qualifications from a higher education institution abroad. This could help you find a job.
Examples of non-regulated professions include chemists and actors.
Regulated professions – recognition
If your profession is regulated, contact the competent recognition authorities. Regulated professions include doctors and taxi drivers.
Accelerated registration procedure
If you are a citizen of an EU or EFTA country and would like to work in Switzerland for a maximum of 90 days per year, you can benefit from the accelerated registration procedure for checking your foreign education and training.
People interested in studying or undertaking further education in Switzerland should make contact early with the higher education institution of interest. The university will let applicants know if their foreign qualifications are recognised.
Regulated professions which require recognition of foreign qualifications
Evaluation of foreign qualifications from higher education institutions
Authorities responsible for recognising foreign qualifications
Recognition of foreign qualifications in the health sector by the Red Cross
List of Swiss higher education institutions and universities
Recognition of foreign qualifications in Switzerland (website available in German, French, Italian and Romansh)
Information about education and training in Switzerland, in particular for the Swiss abroad