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Professional recognition

List of professions

Here you can get information on the legal steps and the public authorities to be borne in mind in connection with the recognition of your professional qualifications. The individual regulated professions are assigned to groups of professions. A regulated profession is any profession requiring evidence of certain competences: education and training and/or professional experience.

Sensitive professions are professions containing health and/or safety risks. These professions are subject to qualification verification even in case of temporary service provision.

You can apply for a European professional card in Externe Verknüpfung some professions.
Assistance centre

Mag. Linke Irene
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
1010 Wien, Stubenring 1
Tel.: +43 (0)1 71100 805446 
Homepage: Externe Verknüpfung


Regulated businesses or trades

› Employment agencies
› Ophtalmic optics (sensitive profession)
› Baker
› Prothetists and orthotists (sensitive profession), orthopaedic technology, corset-making
› Master builder (sensitive profession), master well builder
› Undertaking business (sensitive profession)
› Flooring installer
› Bookbinder, manufacture of wallets cases and boxes, manufacture of cardboard goods
› Chemical laboratories (sensitive profession)
› Roofer
› Maker of women’s clothing, maker of men’s clothing, manufacture of clothing and linen
› Cleaning of monuments facades and buildings
› Chemist (sensitive profession)
› Printer and platemaker
› Electrical engineering (sensitive profession)
› Manufacture of cosmetic products (sensitive profession)
› Butcher
› Tourist guide
› Hair dresser and wig maker (stylist)
› Foot care (sensitive profession)
› Gardener; florist
› Gas and sanitary engineering (sensitive profession)
› Hospitality industry
› Grain miller
› Glazier glass-facing work and plate-glass polishing (sensitive profession); polishing and shaping of hollow glass; glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus
› Gold and silversmith; gold/silver/metal beater
› Stove fitter (sensitive profession)
› Heating engineering, ventilation technician
› Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (sensitive profession)
› Production and preparation as well as renting of medical devices or trade and trading in and renting of medical devices (sensitive profession)
› Master woodbuilder (sensitive profession)
› Hearing-aid acoustics (sensitive profession)
› Real estate trustee
› Consulting engineers (sensitive profession)
› Debt-collecting institutes
› Refrigeration and air-conditioning
› Car body construction and painting technician
› Ceramicist, paviour and tiler
› Communications electronics
› Pastry chef (confectioner) including gingerbread bakers and candied fruit ice cream and chocolates makers
› Contact lens optician (sensitive profession)
› Cosmetics (beauty care) (sensitive profession)
› Repair of motor vehicles (sensitive profession)
› Plastics processing
› Furrier, tailor for leather clothing
› Life and social coaching (sensitive profession)
› House painter, lacquerer, gold plater and decorator, signmaker
› Massage (sensitive profession)
› Mechatronics (different disciplines)
› Metal technology worker specialising in metal and mechanical engineering; metal technology worker specialising in forging and vehicle construction; metal technology worker specialising in agricultural machinery and construction machinery
› Dairy technology
› Surface technology, metal design
› Organ maker, harmonica maker, piano maker, string instrument maker, wood-wind instrument maker, brass instrument maker
› Orthopaedic shoemaker (sensitive profession)
› Road/street works operative
› Pyrotechnic companies
› Chimney sweep (sensitive profession)
› Travel agencies
› Saddler including coach trimming and harness making, manufacture of leather fashion accessories and bag making
› Pest control (sensitive profession)
› Shoemaker
› Safety officer, security technology center
› Security sector (professional detectives, security company) (sensitive profession)
› Forwarding agent including shipping agents
› Tinsmith; coppersmith
› Blasting contractor (sensitive profession)
› Master stone mason including artificial stone and terrazzo maker (sensitive profession)
› Dance teacher
› Plasterer and drywall fitter
› Paperhanger and upholsterer
› Textile cleaner (dry cleaner launderer and ironer)
› Cabinet maker, modeller, boat builder, cooper, wood turner, sculptor › labour leasing
› Watchmaker/clockmaker
› Consulting
› Financial advisor
› Insurance mediation
› Tyre vulcaniser/repairer
› Gunmaker (gunsmith) including trade in arms (sensitive profession)
› Thermal acoustic and fire insulation
› Securities broker
› Dental technician (sensitive profession)

Social care professions
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