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What qualifications and diplomas are recognized as being for professional purposes?

Verified 25 September 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

What is it about?

Titles and diplomas officially recognized as being for professional purposes shall be issued in the name of the State. They prove that you have mastered the skills, abilities and knowledge that make it possible to carry out qualified professional activities. They are created after the opinion of the advisory bodies (for example, the Engineering Titles Commission) in which the organizations representing employers and employees sit.

These include:


Titles and diplomas for professional purposes are registered in the National Register of Professional Certifications (NCCPR).

Consultation with the NCPR allows individuals and businesses to:

  • to verify whether a specific qualification or diploma is for professional purposes,
  • know the professional qualifications valid in a given sector or profession,
  • to know all the diplomas and diplomas corresponding to the same qualification level (from level I to level V).

Titles and diplomas are classified by field of activity and level.

The NCPR also mentions any special conditions for obtaining a diploma or a professional title.

Consultation of the National Register of Professional Certifications (NCPR)