In Switzerland, there are various bodies responsible for recognising foreign qualifications for professional activities. The type of recognition body you need to contact depends on your professional activity.
The recognition procedure used by SERI depends on whether your professional activity is regulated or unregulated in Switzerland.
In the case of a non-regulated professional activity, there is no need to obtain recognition of the foreign qualification. In such cases, the foreign qualification provides direct access to the Swiss labour market.
In the case of regulated professional activities, recognition (of equivalence) is required in order to carry out the professional activity in question.