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Permission to work independently

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You may apply for Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as medical doctor at the earliest one (1) month before successful completion of your employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). The fee for permission to work independently is DKK 1,206.

Guidelines and application form, please see Tilladelse til selvstændigt virke (only in Danish).

The public online register of healthcare professionals

As a registered health professional, you will be on the list of registered health professionals in our public online register of healthcare professionals. 

Specialist training

When you have obtained Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a medical doctor, you can start speciality training, see Bekendtgørelse om uddannelse af speciallæger, Danish executive order on speciality training (only in Danish).

If you hold specialist qualifications, you can apply for an assessment of your completed specialist training with a view to additional training, if necessary, from one of the three Regionale Råd for Lægers Videreuddannelse (Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training), when you have completed either 6 or 12 months' employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). For more information, see Specialist.

75 years rule

The entitlement to practice as a medical doctor expires at the age of 75. For more information, see 75 years rule.


All information of importance to the assessment of your application for permission to work independently will be processed electronically by the Danish Patient Safety Authority, and if required by professional advisers. Information about name, address, civil registration number, nationality, case number, country of training, educational institution as well as examination and registration dates will be registered in the online register of the Danish Patient Safety Authority and will be used for identification of the case, the assessment and statistical purposes.