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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 Guide to using the Foreign Qualifications Database has information on how to use the search the NARIC database.  This guide is also available in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Polish and Irish

NARIC Ireland does not operate 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. 

Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK

The Irish and UK qualifications authorities collaborate on bi-lateral and international initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the correspondence between qualifications frameworks in operation  across the five jurisdictions. A joint publication Qualifications can cross Boundaries indicates the level of a UK qualification within the Irish NFQ.

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.