Equivalence of Post-Secondary diplomas

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, postgraduate and vocational school diplomas 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

      1Application form – for file submission in physical format

      2. Post-secondary school diploma

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

      3. Study document for previous school cycle

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

      4. Proof of completion of all study levels (transcript of all years/certificate of each level including course description and skills acquired); study document showing the name of completed courses, length of study, course descriptions and skills acquired

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

      5. Identification paper  – copy

      • passport / identity card
      • proof of legal name change,  if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and authorized translation in Romanian for other languages


      Authentication of study documents

      1. Diplomas from Moldova do not need any form of authentication. Diplomas issued before 2008 (and diplomas issued after 2008 which cannot be verified on line) shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova which shall be submitted, starting on 01.04.2019, in copy;

      2. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from countries which are parties to the Hague Apostille, issued by the competent authorities in the issuing countries. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus;

      3. Diplomas issued in countries which are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention shall be authenticated or accompanied by an authentication certificate from by the competent authorities in the issuing countries:

      • Legalization/Authentication is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country, the Embassy/Consular Office of Romania in the issuing country and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the issuing country’s Embassy/Consular Office in Romania and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; for countries where Romania does not have a diplomatic mission or countries which do not have diplomatic missions in Romania, the study documents shall be legalized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country;
      • Legalization/Authentication exemption is allowed under the law of an international treaty to which Romania is party or on a reciprocity basis.

      List of countries for which the authentication of study documents is requested

      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

      • County School Inspectorate,
      • 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. 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.


      Mirela ANDRONE, Inspector

      E-mail: mirela.androne@edu.gov.ro

      Phone: 021 405 56 71, Fax: 021 317 85 17

      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