Austria (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no general recognition system, and no time frame for the existing specific arrangements neither.

Belgium-DE (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no recognition process, so no time frame for it.

Belgium-FR (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no regulatory time frame at community level for processing recognition requests.

Belgium-FL (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
No time limit has been set for processing applications.

Bulgaria (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not bound to a maximum time limit for handling applications but, in practice, this is usually done within one month after the mobility period, according to the procedures mentioned above.

Croatia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no formally prescribed time limit for the recognition process.

Cyprus (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not currently subject to a regulatory time limit.

Czechia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The learning outcomes acquired by IVET learners abroad are recognised within the mobility projects in which they are obtained, at the end of the mobility period. However, there are no national provisions related to a regulatory time limit for recognition of learning outcomes acquired abroad.

Denmark (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not subject to a regulatory time limit.

Estonia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
In Estonia, the recognition approach is not bound to a time limit.

The procedure for recognition is described in detail in the Regulations for the Study Process of a particular VET institution. As the learning outcomes and the recognition in case of mobility is usually agreed beforehand between the two VET institutions and the student, the recognition procedure is not time-consuming usually.


Finland (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
In Finland, the recognition process is bound to a time limit.

For the recognition of qualifications there is a time limit of four months for handling applications. The statutes on good governance regulate the recognition of courses, credit points, units and modules. The length of the recognition process is not allowed to hamper the situation of the student.

France (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
No time frame has been set.

Germany (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition approach that applies in Germany is based on the principle the sending institution ensures that competences relevant for the qualification are acquired, so recognition is guaranteed. There is therefore no recognition process, and no need for a time limit to process recognition requests.

Greece (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not subject to a regulatory time limit.

Hungary (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no national regulation, so processes and time frames might differ from school to school. In the case of the recognition of professional qualifications, the Hungarian Equivalence and Information Centre passes a decision within 60 days starting from the submission of all necessary documents.

Iceland (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not subject to a regulatory time limit. In practical terms however, as far as is known, the process takes place immediately after the student’s return.

Ireland (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not subject to a regulatory time limit.

Italy (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no time limit set for processing recognition requests.

Latvia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no regulatory time frame for the recognition of learning outcomes achieved in the mobility periods. In the HE sector, individual HEIs’ inner rules apply.

Lithuania (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not bound to a maximum time limit for handling applications. The duration depends on IVET providers on case by case basis.

Luxembourg (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS

Malta (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
No time frame has been set out for the recognition process.

Netherlands (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
In accordance with a 'working agreement’ between stakeholders in the field of recognition (i.e. workplace coordinators and school examination commissions), credential evaluation is bound to a time limit of 4 weeks.

Norway (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
Recognition is automatic and does not require any process nor time frame.

Poland (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
As there is no recognition of learning outcomes acquired abroad by IVET students, there is no time limit for the recognition process.

Portugal (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
Recognition under the responsibility of ANQEP is subject to a 30 working days limit within which the process must be completed. The period runs from the request or from the reception of additional documentation required by the Qualifica Centre.
The time limit is 30 days for recognition under the responsibility of the Directorate-General for Education.

Romania (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is not subject to a regulatory time limit.

Slovakia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
The recognition process is decentralised at the school level and not subject to any regulatory time frame.

Slovenia (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no regulatory time limit for the recognition process.

In practice, the recognition process of learning acquired abroad at upper secondary level is carried out by the school, shortly after the exchange, until the end of the assessment period at the latest (in accordance with the school legislation).

Spain (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no regulatory time limit for recognition. The recognition of learning outcomes acquired abroad is part of the agreement signed by the centres, and it is carried out by teachers when assessing the corresponding training module.

Sweden (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
There is no regulatory time frame set for processing recognition requests.

United Kingdom (2019)

3.1.5. TIME LIMIT FOR THE RECOGNITION PROCESS
UK VET providers operate with a high level of autonomy, and the timeframe to decide on recognition of learning acquired abroad is set by the learning provider.