Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Some foreign qualifications are recognised in Switzerland and their holders can join the profession immediately. Others need "topping up" with further studies.
Professional qualifications from EU and AELE institutions
Office fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie
Fax: +41 31 322 75 50
Tel. 031 306 60 41
Site Internet :
The Swiss Red Cross can advise on the recognition of non-medical health professionals' qualifications (care work, physiotherapy etc.)
Section Formation professionnelle / Reconnaissance
Tel. 031 960 75 75
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) will examine demands for recognition of foreign medical qualifications (doctors, dentists, veterinarians) from EU nationals.
Tel. 031 322 61 00
Cantonal authorities for public health are in charge of recognition of foreign quaifications from non-EU countries.
Education and Social work
Tel. 031 309 51 11