Evidence of qualifications - Romania

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Romania need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Romania

Ministry of Public Health
Department of Organization
Human Resources
Professional Development and Funding
Office of Professional Qualification Recognition

Contact details:
1-3 Cristian Popisteanu Str
Bucharest
70109
Romania

Below is information about

Full registration with a licence to practise

The documents you will need to send to us depend on the date you began your basic medical training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 January 2007 or later
  • A Diplomă de licenţă de doctor medic
Romanian University
You began your basic medical training before 1 January 2007
  • A Diplomă de licenţă de doctor medic

 

 

AND EITHER

Romanian University
  • The Service for Recognition of Professional Qualifications which confirms that the training leading to the award of your primary medical qualification meets the standards detailed in Article 24 of Directive 2005/36/EC.

 

 

OR

Ministry of Public Health
  • The Service for Recognition of Professional Qualifications, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working, which confirms that you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate as detailed in Article 23.1 of Directive 2005/36/EC.
Ministry of Public Health

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

To be entered onto the Specialist Register you must hold full registration.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive 2005/36/EC by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

The documents you will need to send to us for entry onto the Specialist Register depend on the date on which you started your specialist training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 January 2007 or later
  • A Certificat de medic specialist
Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)
You began your specialist training before 1 January 2007
  • A Certificat de medic specialist

 

 

AND EITHER

Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards detailed in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of Directive 2005/36/EC

 

 

OR

Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)
  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards, you will need to hold a document confirming that you have been practising in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate as detailed in Article 23.1 of Directive 2005/36/EC. 
Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health) or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the GP Register at the same time.

The documents you will need to send to us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date on which you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 January 2007 or later
  • A Certificat de medic specialist medicină de familie
Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)
You began your GP training before 1 January 2007
  • A Certificat de medic specialist medicină de familie

 

 

AND EITHER

Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards detailed in Article 28 of Directive 2005/36/EC

 

 

OR

Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)

 

 

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us:

 

 

  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC.
Ministerul Sănătătii Publici (the Ministry of Public Health)

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on GP equivalence.