Equivalence of studies for people who acquired Romanian citizenship and hold a previous recognition

Submitting the application

For sectoral professions – physician, dentist, pharmacist, general care nurse, midwife, veterinary surgeon and architect – as well as for other regulated professions and mentioned in Law no. 200/2004, as amended and supplemented, bachelor’s degrees obtained in the Member States of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation shall be equated with the appropriate competent authorities.

Submitting the application

Public Hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00-11:00, 14:00-16:00  Friday 09:00-11:00, 12 Spiru Haret street, room 1, District 1, 010176, Bucharest


    Apply online here:

    Regulated professions
    Non-regulated professions

        Required documents

        Required documents

        1. Aplication form;

        2. Atestatul de recunoaștere – copy;

        3. Recognized diploma 

        • copy, if the study document is issued in Romanian, English, French, Spanish, Italian language
        • copy and certified translation (in original) in Romanian language for the documents issued in other languages

        4. Other documents, if applicable;

        5. Romanian Passport / Identity card  – copy and  proof of name change,  if applicable;

        Evaluation of documents

        Evaluation of documents

        The processing time is 30 days from the date of registration of the application, which should include proper and complete documents.

        If considerable research or correspondence to obtain necessary information is required, during unusually busy periods or when circumstances beyond our control prevail, the time span as indicated above may be extended.

        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.

        Duplicate release

        Duplicate release

        In case of loss, partial or complete damage of the certificate, a duplicate can be issued upon submission of official request and the following documents: copy of the diploma which was recognised; copy of personal identity document; a notary statement regarding the loss or damage of the certificate – original.

        Appealing procedure

        Appealing procedure

        The appeals shall be submitted to the M.E.C. Registry within 45 working days from the date of issue of the recognition / equivalence certificate and, respectively, from the date of notifying the reasons for non-recognition. The deadline for resolving the appeals is 60 working days from their registration with CNRED. The term of settlement can be extended in justified cases, the applicant being notified in writing, through postal services or electronic mail.


        Natalia NEAGOE, Counselor

        E-mail: natalia.neagoe@edu.gov.ro

        Phone: 021 451 53 03, Fax: 021 313 10 13


        Veronica MURARIU, Counselor

        E-mail: veronica.murariu@edu.gov.ro

        Phone: 021 405 62 60, 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 tutorials for the online transmission of files, through the electronic Single Point of Contact