Recognition of preuniversity study documents for european countries citizens to facilitate the access to labour market in Romania






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Regulated professions
Non-regulated professions


Required documents / Checking documents

1. Application form – for file submission in physical format

2. Study document to be recognized

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

3. Academic transcripts– in the case of regulated professions and in the situation of the recognition of specialization or when the field of study is not clearly mentioned in the diploma

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

4. Other documents, if necessary


  • certificate of authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova for the diplomas obtained in the Republic of Moldova before 2008
  • in order to practice regulated professions in Romania (if the study document is obtained in third contrys): syllabus of courses/full description of courses- copy, if the document is issued in English/French/Spanish/Italian or copy and authorized translation into Romanian language if it is 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
  • proof of protection in Romania

6. Proof of payment for evaluation fee – 100 lei – persons in a form of international protection are exempt from paying the fee

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


  • through Ghiș



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

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!


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

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

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

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

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.