Recognition of qualifications
The recognition of foreign higher education qualifications is carried out for the purposes of employment (professional recognition) or continuation of education (academic recognition) in North Macedonia, and it is based on the Law on Recognition of qualifications. The body responsible for issuing certificate is The Information Center for equalization and recognition of foreign high educational qualifications, a body within the Ministry of Education, which is to assist holders of foreign diplomas, obtainrecognition of their qualifications in North Macedonia.
- Filing an application for recognition of professional qualification by the candidate to the competent Ministry or any other competent authority, in electronic form.
- The competent ministry or other competent authority then compares incoming written documentation of professional qualifications of the candidate with the professional qualifications required for performing the actual occupation of the general system of regulated Professions.
- If the competent ministry or other competent authority found that the candidate does not meet the requirements for performing the actual occupation of the general system of regulated professions can issue a decision for temporary performance of the profession with an obligation for the candidate within one month, to take additional measures for recognition of professional qualifications, such as:
-Additional check of the candidate's professional qualifications before the competent authority or
-To determine a timeframe during which the candidate should adjust and meet the missing conditions for the required profession.
- In case the candidate's application is properly filled, the competent ministry or other competent authority is obliged to issue a decision within two months of receipt of the application.