Recognition of professional qualifications is regulated by Act No. 18/2004 Coll., On the Recognition of Professional Qualification and Other Eligibility of Citizens of Member States of the European Union and Some Citizens of Other States and on the Amendment of Certain Acts (Act on Recognition of Professional Qualifications), which was amended by Act No. 189/2008 Coll. in connection with the need to implement into the Czech legal system Directive 2005/36/EC of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.