The recognition of a qualification refers to a decision on the level of competence that a qualification completed abroad is assigned in Finland. Your foreign employee will need a decision on the recognition of his/her qualification if the work task necessitates statutory training or specific professional experience. Health care and education, for example, require a decision on the recognition of a qualification.
The employee must apply for a decision on the recognition from the competent authority before starting in his/her position. The website of the Finnish National Board of Education features a list of professions requiring recognition and the competent authorities that grant the recognition.
If a work task does not involve statutory qualification requirements, you can make your own assessment of the kind of qualification that the foreign qualification provides for the work task. You should ask to see the employee’s qualification certificate.