Certificate of conformity of studies in compliance with the provisions of Directive 2005/36/EC for professions not regulated under Romanian law

About the certificate of conformity of studies for professions not regulated under Romanian law

According to the provisions of art. 1 par. 1 of Order No. 3199/2012, the certificate of conformity for the professions not regulated under Romanian law is issued to the Romanian citizens, the citizens of the European Union Member States, the European Economic Area, as well as to the citizens of the Swiss Confederation who have studied in Romania and request the issuance of a certificate of conformity, for the purpose of exercising, independently or as an employee, a profession not regulated in Romania but regulated in one of the aforementioned countries; to check whether the profession is regulated, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/regprof/index.cfm .

The certificate confirms the compliance of studies graduated in Romania with the provisions of Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications. 

According to art.2 par. 1 of Order No.3199/2012, „The certificate of conformity  is issued by CNRED […] based on a study document (diploma, certificate, certificate or attestation of competence etc.), which are issued by a school or an accredited institution of higher education within the national education system in Romania”.

With regard to the professions regulated by the applicable Romanian law, such a certificate may be issued by the corresponding competent authority. We recommend that you verify if your qualification documents are in connection with a profession regulated in Romania. 

    Submitting the application

      Required documents

      Required documents

      1. Application form – for file submission in physical format

      2. The study document for which the certificate of conformity is requested – certified copy

      • diploma
      • certificate
      • license/bachelor or
      • competency attestation, etc.

      3. Certificate of authenticity of the qualification documents, issued by the higher education institution or accredited body which granted the qualification document (original / copy conforming to the original certified at CNRED headquarters or certified copy)

      • the attestations/provisional certificates which are issued in place  of diplomas are exempt from the requirement to be submitted with a corresponding certificate of authenticity;

      4. Appendices to the diploma (Academic Transcript of Records or Diploma Supplement) – certified copies 

      5. The previous diploma and/or the previous transcript of records,  if the application is made for a certificate pertaining to the diploma or the attestation granted by a post-secondary school, vocational school, complementary education institution or apprentice school – copy

      6. Identity card/passport  – copy and proof of name change, if the name written on the diploma no longer coincides with the one in the identity document

      7. Evaluation fee of 50 lei

      The fee can be paid in lei:

      • at the CNRED Cashier’s Office

      Monday to Thursday, between 9:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

      • by Payment Order / Postage Mandate / Banking transfer indicating the account below:

      Beneficiary: Ministry of Education
      Tax Registration Number: 13729380
      BankActivity of Treasury and Public Accounting of Bucharest Municipality – ATCPMB
      IBAN Code: RO86TREZ70020E330500XXXX
      BIC Code: TREZ

      • through Ghișeul.ro        individuals            legal persons   


      From abroad, the payment can be made in Euro via bank transfer in the account below:

      Beneficiary: Ministry of Education
      Tax Registration Number: 13729380
      BankRomanian Commercial Bank – BCR, branch University
      IBAN Code: RO35RNCB0080005630300077
      BIC Code: RNCB

      The fee will be calculated according to the National Bank of Romania official exchange rate on the day of the payment.

      ImportantThe beneficiary’s IBAN number along with owner’s and employer’s name (if applicable) must be referred to on the proof of payment!

      Evaluation of documents

      Evaluation of documents

      Within 5 working days from the receipt of the application, CNRED verifies the  documents and  notifies the applicant in case of missing documents. If the missing documents are not received within 60 days from the notification, CNRED returns the dossier to the applicant.

      The certificate or the decision of non issuance of the certificate is issued within 15 working days from the receipt of the complete folder. This term may be extended in case  additional verification is required.

      Check the status of the file by accessing File status check

      Issuing the certificate

      Issuing the certificate

      • in electronic format, in the PCUe platform, for the requests sent online
      • CNREDworking hours: Monday to Thursday,  between 09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

      National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas
      12 Spiru Haret street, district 1, 010176 Bucharest

      • By mail, to the address indicated in the application
      • By courier –  payment upon reaching destination – the courier service is contracted by the applicant

      The certificate  is issued to the holder or  to a person authorized by power of attorney.

      Appealing procedure

      Appealing procedure

      CNRED’s decision not to issue the certificate of conformity can be appealed via the Ministry of Education Registration Office within 30 working days from the day the decision reached the applicant.


      Alina NISTOR, Counselor

      E-mail: alina.nistor@edu.gov.ro

      Phone: 021 405 63 12, Fax: 021 313 10 13

      Issuing of certificates

      Phone: 021 405 63 23, Fax: 021 313 10 13

      E-mail: florica.oancea@edu.gov.ro

      Video tutorial for the online transmission of files, through the electronic Single Point of Contact