EU member states

If you have completed your training in an EU/EEA country and hold citizenship in an EU/EEA country, you are required to fill out the application form provided below to obtain Danish authorization as a chiropodist. The fee for Danish authorization is DKK 313.

A new political agreement, aimed at ensuring a better and more flexible authorization process, is expected to result in changes to authorization fees and in changes to the authorization process for foreign healthcare professionals from outside the EU/EEA.

The rules have not yet changed. This means that the current rules still apply. It is the current rules that appear on our website.

Read about the changes

Application Process

  1. Fill out the application form.
    Application form
  2. Submit the form electronically.
  3. Click "Approve" and pay the fee.
  4. Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to

When submitting the necessary documentation, please inform us of the countries in which you have been practicing for the past 5 years.

If you choose to send the documentation by email, please ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully visible.

Required Documentation

  1. Proof of name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate (if applicable).
  3. Diploma/certificate.
  4. Detailed transcript of the study program from the educational institution, including:
    • Admission requirements.
    • Total length of the education.
    • Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject.
    • Clinical education: subjects and duration in hours.
    • Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department.
  5. Certificate of current professional status/good standing:
    • The certificate should confirm your entitlement to practice within your profession, including any specialization, and that your license to practice has not been revoked.
    • If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will assess it separately and provide instructions for translation.
    • The certificate must be issued no more than 3 months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation.
    • Note: A certificate of good standing is not required from Sweden and Norway, as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  6. If the profession is unregulated in your home country/country of education:
    • You must have practiced your profession full-time for at least one year, or for an equivalent duration on a part-time basis, within the last 10 years.
  7. Supplementary documentation or any other information you believe is relevant to the assessment of your qualifications.
  8. Power of attorney (if someone else, such as an employment agency, is handling your application).
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-registration

If you are not currently registered within your profession and cannot provide a certificate of good standing, you must submit a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Certificate of Non-registration

Original Documents

If you send original documents, you must include an ordinary copy of each document. The set of copies should be identical to the original documents and in black and white. The copies must be in A4 format and free of paper clips, folders, etc. We may request to see the original documents, which will be returned to you by registered post to the address you have provided in the application form. Please inform us if your address changes.


If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages. The translations can be provided by:

  • The university or authority that issued the document.
  • A translator whose name and stamp are clearly visible on the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, it must be translated by another translator.


Upon receiving your application and supporting documents, we will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application for Danish authorization (please check your junk email folder as our emails may end up there). We will review your application and promptly notify you of any missing documents.

Applications are processed in the order they are received. Our goal is to process applications within 4 months from the time we have received all the required documentation. While we strive to meet this goal for all cases, there may be instances where it is not possible. However, we are actively working to reduce processing times and reach the 4-month target.

Priority is given to applications that are closest to contributing to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization considers the benefit to society as well as the individual applicant. Therefore, if you submit documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer regarding employment that requires Danish authorization, your application will be prioritized. This priority applies to all pending applications.

Please note that documentation for a job offer does not guarantee obtaining Danish authorization. We may also issue conditional decisions, which require fulfilling certain conditions before obtaining Danish authorization. In such cases, you will not be able to begin employment immediately.

Furthermore, it is possible that your application may be rejected following our examination.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you receive authorization as a chiropodist, your registration will be visible in our public online register of healthcare professionals. This register allows you, your employer, and anyone interested to view your registration status.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals