Recognition of degrees and professional qualifications in Iceland

Viðurkenning á prófum á Íslandi
In some instances, persons may need to apply for accreditation of their professional qualifications in connection with work or study. This information concerns evaluation of academic studies and assessment of professional qualifications.

Evaluation of academic studies

The NARIC/ENIC office in Iceland handles evaluation of academic education. It operates within the University of Iceland but serves all Icelandic tertiary-level institutions.

The office does not make decisions on assessment of qualifications, but only provides guidelines and advice. The office's tasks include providing opinions on assessing degrees based on the assessment methods of the NARIC and ENIC network and providing information on degrees, education systems and assessment processes to individuals, universities and other stakeholders.

Assessment of professional qualifications

Appraisal of professional qualifications is conducted by the ministries responsible for the sector under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Children. The Ministry of Health, for instance, is responsible for accrediting practitioners within the health sector, and the Ministry of Industry for the accreditation of workers in industrial trades.

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