Compensatory measures are related to the recognition of foreign professional qualification in accordance with the Act No. 18/2004 Coll. on the Recognition of Professional Qualification and other competence of nationals of Member States of the European Union. It applies only to the recognition of professional qualifications of European Union member state nationals and other persons indicated by the law and for qualifications obtained in the European Union member states.
If the recognition authority identifies significant differences between your qualification and the qualification required for the performance of a profession in the Czech Republic, the authority may order compensatory measures. The aim of these measures is to equal the differences in completed education and professional experience.
An adaptation period is such a period when the applicant performs a regulated profession under the supervision of an expert. It may also include the completion of education. The adaptation period should not exceed 3 years.
An aptitude test is an examination focused on an assessment of the applicant's competence for performance of the profession. The content of the examination is focused on competences and knowledge that has not been included in the applicant's qualification. An aptitude test usually consists of an oral and written part of the examination. The exam is held in front of the recognition authority, at the university or at the institution specializing in the particular area. Usually the exam is provided in the Czech language. The ministry sets the conditions or performance of the aptitude test which are the thematic areas for the examination and the methods of assessing. The amount of the fee charged for the aptitude test must not exceed 5000 CZK in accordance with the Act on Recognition of Professional Qualification.
Sources of law:
- Articles 10 to 15 of the Act No 18/2004 Coll. on the Recognition of Professional Qualification and other competence of nationals of Member States of the European Union.