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International recognition

Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists in Finland

In Finland health care professionals are prescribed in Act (559/1994) and Degree (564/1994) on Health Care Professionals. The profession of biomedical laboratory scientist (medical laboratory technologist) is included in the category of licensed Health Care professionals.

According to the act, only a licensed professionals who has qualified as biomedical laboratory scientist (early medical laboratory technologist) is entitled to use professional title and practice the profession.

Professional recognition

The Finnish National Board of Education decides on the eligibility conferred by foreign qualifications for civil service posts in Finland (recognition(at)


Competent authority

National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) grants, upon application, the right to practice as a licenced or authorised professional and authorises the use of the occupational title of healthcare professional, more

The equivalencies of foreign trained Biomedical laboratory Scientists are determined by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (


Academic recognition

The Universities of Applied Sciences and the Universities decide independently on the eligibility that foreign qualifications give for further study and how foreign studies are recognized as part of a degree. Persons, who have studied abroad and intend to continue their studies in Finland, contact the institution directly.



Oulu University of Applied Sciences


Tampere University of Applied Sciences


Metropolia Universityof Applied Sciences.


Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Novia University of Applied Siences (only in Swedish)


Turku University of Applied Sciences,


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