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Regulated professions in Sweden

The right of professionals to work in a regulated profession in countries within the EU/EEA is regulated by Directive 2005/36/EC. More information about regulated professions in Sweden can be found in the brochure, Recognition of professional qualifications in Sweden.

EU Directive 2005/36/EC (complete text) »

Corrigendum to Directive 2005/36/EC »

Link to the brochure Recognition of professional qualifications in Sweden (pdf) »

People who are qualified for a profession in another country should apply to the relevant competent authority in Sweden to see if they have a right to practice their profession in Sweden.

Below you find a list of some of the regulated professions and the competent authorities. There are also other regulated professions, e.g., auditor and professions within shipping and aviation.

  • Advocate (Advokat), contact Sveriges advokatsamfund(Swedish Bar Association)
  • Audiologist (Audionom), contact Socialstyrelsen(National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Authorised interpreter (Auktoriserad tolk), contact Kammarkollegiet (Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency)
  • Authorised patent attorney (Auktoriserat patentombud), contact Patentombudsnämnden (Swedish Patent Attorneys Board)
  • Authorised translator (Auktoriserad translator), contact Kammarkollegiet  (Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency)
  • Biomedical scientist (Biomedicinsk analytiker), contact Socialstyrelsen(National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Chiropractor (Kiropraktor), contact Socialstyrelsen(National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Dental hygienist (Tandhygienist), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Dental practitioner (Tandläkare), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)  
  • Dental practitioner within animal general care (Tandläkare inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård), contact  Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
  • Dietitian (Dietist), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Doctor of medicine (Läkare), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Driving instructor (Trafiklärare), contact Transportstyrelsen  (Swedish Transport Agency)
  • Electrical contractor (Elinstallatör), contact Elsäkerhetsverket (Swedish National Electrical Safety Board)
  • Estate agent (Fastighetsmäklare), contact Fastighetsmäklarnämnden (Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents)
  • Farrier (Hovslagare), contact Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
  • Fire safety inspection - inspection of fireplace flues, kitchen flues and chimneys (Brandskyddskontroll), contact Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency)  
  • Interpreter, see Authorised interpreter
  • Medical physicist (Sjukhusfysiker), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Midwife (Barnmorska), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare) , contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Naprapath (Naprapat), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Nurse responsible for general care (Sjuksköterska), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Occupational therapist (Arbetsterapeut), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Optician (Optiker), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Orthopaedic engineer (Ortopedingenjör), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Patent attorney, See  Authorised patent attorney
  • Pharmacist (Apotekare), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Physiotherapist (Sjukgymnast), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Physiotherapist within animal general care (Sjukgymnast inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård),  contact Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
  • Prescriptionist (Receptarie), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Psychologist (Psykolog), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Psychotherapist (Psykoterapeut), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Radiographer (Röntgensjuksköterska), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Registered nurse within animal general care (Sjuksköterska inom djurens hälso- och sjukvård),  contact Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
  • Security guard (Väktare), contact Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län - avdelningen för rättsliga frågor (County Administrative Board of Stockholm - Legal Department, Permits Section)
  • Speech therapist (Logoped), contact Socialstyrelsen (National Board of Health and Welfare)
  • Teacher, pre-school teacher and recreation instructor in the national school system (Lärare, förskollärare och fritidspedagog i det offentliga skolväsendet), contact Skolverket (Swedish National Agency for Education)
  • Translator, See Authorised interpreter and authorised translator
  • Veterinary nurse (Djursjukskötare), contact Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
  • Veterinary surgeon (Veterinär), contact Jordbruksverket (Swedish Board of Agriculture)
Last updated: 2010-10-11
Contact: Anna-Karin Malla, Email: firstname.lastname@hsv.se