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List of required documents to apply for validation of Foreign Professional Degrees in Italy

 

List of required documents to apply for validation of Foreign Professional Degrees in Italy
  1. The application for validation of a professional degree obtained outside of Italy must be sent directly to the appropriate Italian ministry corresponding for that profession. The applicant must contact the corresponding Italian ministry to coordinate the submission of all the required academic and professional documents, at any time;

  2. The application must include: school certificate, diploma or other academic degree describing the applicant’s academic program; and official academic transcripts; furthermore,
    1. If the profession is regulated by the state, the applicant must submit the corresponding state certificate showing that the applicant is currently qualified to practice that profession in the state in question. The professional certificate must be issued by the state licensing board within the last three months; otherwise it will not be accepted. The professional certification must also be accompanied by the corresponding professional license, if a license is required to exercise that profession in the state;
    2. If the profession is not regulated by the state, the applicant must submit a
      1. University degree or other academic degree for which it’s necessary three years of studies (for professions listed under D. Leg.vo 115/92), or for lower level professions (as listed under D. Leg.vo 319/94); and a
      2. Professional certificate issued by the employer indicating that the applicant has practiced the profession for at least two years. If the applicant is self-employed, the professional activity must be demonstrated by submitting the appropriate financial/fiscal certification.

  3. The applicant will need to obtain a Declaration of Value (“Dichiarazione di Valore in loco”) issued by the corresponding Italian consulate with jurisdiction over the area where the academic institution is located;

  4. All academic documents and professional certificates must be accurately and thoroughly translated into Italian;

  5. The applicant will need to obtain a Police Record Certificate issued by the federal authorities within the last three months (this certificate is necessary in order to register with the professional Board, “Albo professionale”, in Italy);

  6. If the applicant is a member of a professional Board, he/she needs to submit a certificate from the Board attesting to the fact that he/she is not/has not been subject to disciplinary action;

  7. All academic documents and professional certificates must be submitted to the corresponding Italian consulate in the United States where the academic institution is located. All documents must be original and bearing the appropriate “Apostille.” For instructions on how to obtain the apostille, click here. Copies will NOT be accepted. The original documents will be returned to the applicant once the consulate has issued the corresponding certified copies.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Washington, DC. For contact information, click here.


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