Olim who wish to practice certain professions in Israel will most likely need to transfer their license. There are a number of bodies that regulate licensing in Israel, including the Ministries of: Health, Education, Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services and Justice.
Licensing for medical professionals is regulated by the Ministry of Health. Medical Professionals can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Health here: http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/MedicalAndHealthProfessions/Pages/default.aspx
For more info on the NBN website: Medical Professional Index.
Licensing for Social Workers is regulated by the Ministry of Social Affairs. Social Workers can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs here: https://www.molsa.gov.il/CommunityInfo/SocialWorkersRegistration/Pages/RM_04_03.aspx (Hebrew)
For more info on the NBN website in English: Social Work
Licensing for educators is regulated by the Ministry of Education. Educators must go through a few steps in order to be licensed in Israel.
Architects, Engineers and Electricians
Licensing for Architects, Engineers and Electricians is regulated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. These Professions can refer to the Israeli Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs here: https://employment.molsa.gov.il/Employment/ProfessionalLicensure/EngineersAndArchitects/English/Pages/default.aspx
Lawyers and Accountants
Licensing for lawyers and accountants is regulated by the Ministry of Justice. Professionals in these fields must contact the professional association within the ministry to inquire about licensing.
Lawyers can refer to the Israeli Bar here: www.israelbar.org.il
Accountants can refer to the Israel Auditors Council here:
Last updated on February 21, 2019