Non-academic recognition

There are recognition procedures that exist in the Italian system for foreign qualification evaluation for non-academic purposes that are performed by different administrations of the State. The major part of these procedures are indicated in the Presidential Decree n. 189 of 11 July, 2002 which put in place the dispositions of Art. 5 of the Law n. 148 of 11 July, 2002 – which ratifies the Lisbon Recognition Convention.

Employment in the Italian Public Administration is usually dependent upon a public competition. The holders of a foreign qualification of any level (secondary school or higher education), subject to the relevant requirements mandated by the present regulations relating to public employment, can participate in competitions for employment positions in the Italian public administrations via a recognition procedure triggered by Art. 38 of Legislative Decree 165/2001, as modified by Art. 8 of the Law Decree n. 5 of 9 February, 2012. The procedure and the documents to be produced are indicated in Art. 2 of Presidential Decree 189/2009.


NB: This procedure has the function of evaluating the principal qualification requested by the competition announcement. For the evaluation of further foreign qualification with a view to increasing bonus points in a competition or for furthering a career inside the public administration kindly read on.


The scope of this procedure is to evaluate the comparability of the foreign qualification to that of the Italian qualification specified in a certain competition announcement with a view to access to the exams of that competition, without an Italian qualification being awarded (equivalence). This procedure is concurrent with the public competition in question, therefore it is necessary to attach the specific competition announcement to the request for comparability.


This procedure is not relevant in the case of “competitions” referring to restricted professions (ex. Teacher) or in the case of access to PhD programmes.


The body responsible for this procedure is the


Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica - UOLP - Servizio per le assunzioni e la mobilità

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 116 - 00186 Roma

e-mail: sam@governo.it

Certified email: protocollo_dfp@mailbox.governo.it


It is possible to download online the Form for the request for comparability of a foreign qualification of an academic nature prepared by the Department of Public Affairs: in this form all the necessary documents for the presentation of the request are indicated, as is the relevant office of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Researchto send them to.


If the principal Italian qualification needed for the participation in a competition is already held and the applier wishes to introduce further foreign titles with a view to increasing bonus points in competitions or for furthering a career inside the public administration, the contents of Art. 3 comma 1 letter a) of the Presidential Decree n. 189 of 30 July, 2009, may be applied.


NB
: This procedure may be applied only to foreign qualifications awarded in one of the countries signatory to the Lisbon Recognition Convention.


The request must be presented directly to the administration that has issued the competition announcement, and must include the following documentation:

  1. qualification, translated and legally certified;
  2. analytical certificate of exams taken, with relative translation;
  3. documentation testifying to the finality for which the recognition of qualification is being requested;
  4. statement of validity (Dichiarazione di valore): this document is not necessary for qualifications from countries inside the EU, EEA/EFTA and the Swiss Confederation.

The relevant administration will send the documentation to MIUR which will issue a final ruling within 90 days and will transmit it both to the administration and to the interested party.

As established by Art. 3 comma 1 letter b) of the Presidential Decree n. 189 of 30 July, 2009, it is possible to evaluate foreign qualifications for social security purposes, for the inclusion of the relative period of study.


NB
: This procedure applies only to foreign qualifications awarded in one of the countries signatory to the Lisbon Recognition Convention.


This request should be presented directly to the relevant authority (ex. INPS – the State Pension authority), attaching the following documents:

  1. qualification, translated and legally certified;
  2. analytical certificate of exams taken, with relative translation;
  3. documentation testifying to the finality for which the recognition of qualification is being requested;
  4. statement of validity (Dichiarazione di valore): this document is not necessary for qualifications from countries inside the EU, EEA/EFTA and the Swiss Confederation.

The relevant administration will send the documentation to MIUR which will issue a final ruling within 90 days and will transmit it both to the administration and to the interested party. Should the evaluation of the foreign qualification be negative, it is possible to present a motion for reexamination by producing further documentation within 30 days of notification of the final decision.

On the basis of the contents of Art. 3 comma 1 letter c) of Presidential Decree n.189 of 30 July, 2009, it is possible to utilize foreign qualifications for enrollment at Job Centres.


NB
: This procedure applies only to foreign qualifications awarded in one of the countries signatory to the Lisbon Recognition Convention.


This request should be presented directly to the relevant authority (ex. Job Centre), attaching the following documents:

  1. qualification, translated and legally certified;
  2. analytic certificate of exams taken, with relative translation;
  3. documentation testifying to the finality for which the qualification recognition is being requested;
  4. statement of validity (Dichiarazione di valore): this document is not necessary for qualifications from countries inside the EU, EEA/EFTA and the Swiss Confederation.

The relevant administration will send the documentation to MIUR which will issue a final ruling within 90 days and will transmit it both to the administration and to the interested party. Should the evaluation of the foreign qualification be negative, it is possible to present a motion for reexamination by producing further documentation within 30 days of notification of the final decision.

On the basis of the contents of Art. 3 comma 1 letter d) of Presidential Decree n.189 of 30 July, 2009, it is possible to utilize foreign qualifications for access to traineeship or internship required for certain restricted professions. Such evaluation is performed by MIUR, with input from the National University Council and the national College or Council of the specific professional category, should it exist.


NB
: This procedure applies only to foreign qualifications from countries inside the EU, EEA/EFTA and the Swiss Confederation.


This request should be presented directly to the relevant authority, attaching the following documents:

  1. qualification, translated and legally certified;
  2. analytical certificate of exams taken, with relative translation;
  3. documentation testifying to the finality for which the qualification recognition is being requested.

The relevant administration will send the documentation to MIUR which will issue a final ruling within 90 days and will transmit it both to the administration and to the interested party. Should the evaluation of the foreign qualification be negative, it is possible to present a motion for reexamination by producing further documentation within 30 days of notification of the final decision.

On the basis of the contents of Art. 4 comma 2 of Presidential Decree n.189 of 30 July, 2009, it is possible to utilize foreign qualifications for the award of scholarships and other benefits disbursed or recognized by public administrations.


NB
: This procedure applies only to foreign qualifications awarded in one of the countries signatory to the Lisbon Recognition Convention.


This request should be presented directly to the relevant authority, attaching the following documents:

  1. qualification, translated and legally certified;
  2. analytic certificate of exams taken, with relative translation;
  3. documentation testifying to the finality for which the qualification recognition is being requested;
  4. statement of validity (Dichiarazione di valore): this document is not necessary for qualifications from countries inside the EU, EEA/EFTA and the Swiss Confederation.

The relevant administration will be responsible for the foreign title evaluation, upon MIUR’s decision. Should the evaluation of the foreign qualification be negative, it is possible to present a motion for reexamination by producing further documentation within 30 days of notification of the final decision.

Article 12 of Law n. 29 of 25 January, 2006, allows Italian administrations to evaluate qualifications awarded by institutions of a European Union country, in cases of processes in which the holding of a qualification, specialized course, certificate of professional experience and any other diploma for the certification of acquired competences is required.


The relevant administration evaluates the similarity of qualifications or certificates acquired in other European Union member States, or in States adhering to the Agreement of the European Economic Area or in the Swiss Confederation upon the previous acquisition of a positive judgment on the part of MIUR.

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