The directory, which can be accessed below, lists the main regulated professions in France in alphabetical order. The steps to be taken or interlocutors to be contacted are most often determined by the geographical area in which the qualification is issued and the profession in question.
ENIC-NARIC France provides information on how to practise a regulated profession in France as part of its duties as French focal point for Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe of September 7, 2005, on the recognition of professional qualifications.
What is a regulated profession?
The term "regulated profession" as used in Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 September 2005, is defined in section 3) 1.a) of the Directive: "an activity or group of professional activities, whose access, practice or conditions of practice are directly or indirectly dependent, in accordance with laws, regulations or administrative provisions, on possession of specific professional qualifications; the use of a professional title limited by laws, regulations or administrative provisions to holders of a given professional qualification constitutes a condition of practice."