The EPC is not a physical card. It is an electronic proof that you have passed administrative checks and your professional qualifications have been recognised by the country you want to work in (host country), or that you have met the conditions to provide services temporarily in that country.
When the application is approved, you will be able to generate an EPC certificate in a pdf format. This will also include a reference number your prospective employer can use to check your EPC's validity online.
For the moment, you can use the EPC procedure only if you are:
- a nurse responsible for general care
- a pharmacist
- a physiotherapist
- a mountain guide
- a real estate agent (this profession is not regulated in the Czech Republic)
The EPC is applicable in case of
- temporal or occasional provision of services (if the declaration on temporal or occasional provision of services is submitted via the EPC, the declaration is valid for 18 months, in traditional way it is only 12 months)
- establishments – long term pursuit of profession
More information on EPC is available here.