Competent Recognition Authorities


In Switzerland, there are various authorities responsible for recognising foreign qualifications. The one to contact depends on your professional title. Detailed information on the recognition procedure can be obtained directly from the recognition authority in charge of your professional activity.

  • In the case of regulated professional activities, recognition is required in order to carry out the professional activity in question.
  • In the case of non-regulated professional activities, there is no need to obtain recognition of the foreign qualification. However, it is possible to obtain recognition on an optional basis; please see Points 14 and 16 below.

Use the information below to find out which authority you need to contact in order to obtain recognition of your foreign qualification. The following list provides an overview of the main professional occupations.

Regulated Professional Activities