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Recognition of Awards & Qualifications



The European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO run a joint initiative called NARIC to help interested organisations and individuals easily find information on procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.


The following information provides details on:

  • The recognition of qualifications from outside Ireland
  • The recognition of Irish awards/qualifications abroad


The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is a state agency responsible for the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) in Ireland.

This site offers the following advice and support on the academic recognition of foreign qualifications in Ireland:

  • Foreign Qualifications Database – You can refer to this database if you hold a foreign qualification and wish to have it recognised in Ireland, or if you have been presented with a foreign qualification and wish to understand it in the context of the Irish qualifications system.
  • Submit queries through the QHelp search function.
  • Queries about a particular qualification if it is not included in the database, you can submit a query using the following Query Form.
  • List of Regulated Professions – There are a number of regulated professions in Ireland. If you wish to practise in one of these professions, you must contact the relevant authority.