Ecuador - Country Commercial Guide
Licensing Requirements for Professional Services
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Ecuador licensing requirements for professional services are generally quite strict.  For example, attorneys trained or licensed in the United States cannot practice law in Ecuador without obtaining an Ecuadorian legal degree.  However, such attorneys may manage private law firms or work on international legal matters.

U.S.-trained professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, engineers, and accountants, seeking to practice in Ecuador should contact the relevant government ministries or professional associations to determine the process for receiving a license to practice in Ecuador.  Translators and business consultants can establish their offices and run their businesses without requiring an Ecuadorian degree or license to practice. 

Medical Professionals: Ministerio de Salud (, Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la Educación Superior (CEAACES) (

Attorneys: Colegio de Abogados de Pichincha (,

Colegio de Abogados de Guayas (

Engineers:  Engineers seeking a license in Ecuador should contact the applicable college of engineering, such as the Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles del Ecuador (, Colegio de Ingenieros Eléctricos (, or the Colegio de Ingenieros Industriales (

Accounting: Accountants seeking licensure in Ecuador should contact the Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Pichincha ( or the Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Guayas (