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Qualifications Recognition

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Ireland

NARIC Ireland offers advice on the academic recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland.

A comparability statement for your qualification can be downloaded or printed from our online database here.  Our NARIC Ireland User Guide has information on how to search the database.

NARIC Ireland does not operate a public office or a call-in service. Should you have a query please register with our QHelp service.

To find out more about the NARIC Ireland service click here


Recognition of Irish Qualifications abroad

If you wish to have your Irish qualification recognised abroad, you will need to contact the following organisation(s).

You can also find useful information at Europass, an initiative which aims to help you make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe and further afield. 

Recognition of Professional Awards

Implementation of the Policy and Criteria for Recognising Professional Awards within the National Framework of Qualifications has been suspended pending resolution of the uncertainty about the extent of QQI's legal power to recognise awards within the Framework.

Regulated Professions

There are a number of regulated professions in Ireland. If you wish to practise in one of these professions, you must contact the relevant authority.  A list of regulated professions and their contact details can be found here.