The European Professional Card
The European Professional Card (EPC) aims to facilitate the free movement of professionals in the EU and EEA. The EPC is intended to simplify the recognition of professional qualifications, enhance transparency for EU citizens and increase trust among authorities across the EU.
The EPC is not a physical card, but rather electronic proof that you have passed administrative checks and that your professional qualifications are recognised by the host country.
If you are a nurse responsible for general care and wish to apply for an EPC, you must do so through the EU’s online portal. The EPC relates only to the recognition of professional qualifications. If you have an EPC, it means that your qualifications have been recognised and you are now required to apply for registration with NMBI.
Further information (EC Video) about the EPC is available at this link.
If you have an EPC and wish to apply for registration in Ireland please log into MyNMBI and select Overseas Registration.
For additional information on our Registration process, please read our Applicant Guide.