Recognition of professional qualifications: guidance for regulatory bodies

Guidance explaining how the recognition of professional qualifications will operate if we leave the EU without a deal.

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This page is out of date. It told you how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

After 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

For current information, read: Mutual recognition of professional qualifications: guidance for regulatory bodies

You can also read about the transition period.



If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will come into effect, and make changes to the existing regulations. This guidance explains the duties and obligations for competent authorities in that situation.

Until this time, the European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015 remain unchanged and you should refer to the existing guidance.

Published 10 April 2019