EU member states

If you have completed your training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you need to fill out the application form below to obtain Danish authorization to work independently as a chiropractor. The fee for independent work permission is DKK 1,206.

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

To apply for registration as a chiropractor, please follow these steps:

  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 to the Danish Patient Safety Authority by post, or attach the files to an email and send them to

When submitting the required documentation, please also inform us of the countries where you have been working in the last 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 legible.

Required Documentation

To ensure a smooth application process, please prepare the following documentation:

  1. Name, Date of Birth, and Nationality: Please provide a copy of the relevant page in your passport as documentation for these details.

  2. Name Change Certificate/Marriage Certificate: If applicable, include a certificate indicating any changes in your name.

  3. Diploma/Certificate: Submit a copy of your diploma or certificate from your educational institution.

  4. Detailed Transcript of Study Program: Obtain a transcript from your educational institution that includes the following information:

    • Admission requirements
    • Total length of the education program
    • Theoretical education: List of subjects and the number of lecture hours for each subject
    • Clinical education: List of subjects and the duration indicated in hours
    • Clinical education: Departments and the number of weeks spent in each department
  5. Certificate of Current Professional Status/Good Standing: This certificate should confirm your entitlement to practice within your profession, including any specialist designations. It should also state that your license to practice has not been revoked. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will evaluate it and provide further instructions for translation. Please note that the certificate must have been issued within the past three months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation. If you are from Sweden or Norway, you do not need to submit a certificate of good standing, as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the relevant authorities on your behalf.

  6. Professional Experience: If your profession is not regulated in your home country or country of education, it is necessary to have at least one year of full-time professional experience, or an equivalent overall duration on a part-time basis, within the last ten years.

  7. Supplementary Documentation: If you believe that there is any additional information or documentation that may be relevant to the assessment of your qualifications, please include it with your application.

  8. Power of Attorney: If someone else, such as an employment agency, will be handling your application on your behalf, please provide a power of attorney document.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-Registration

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

Certificate of Non-registration

Original Documents

If you choose to send original documents, please include an ordinary copy of each document as well. The set of copies must be identical to the original documents and be in black and white. The copies should be in A4 format and without any paper clips or folders. It is possible that we may request to see the original documents, but they will be returned to you by registered post to the address you provided on the application form. Please inform us if you change your address.

Translation Requirements

If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages alongside the original documents. Alternatively, you can wait for us to process your application and assess which documents require translation. However, please note that if you do not include translated documents, the assessment process may take longer.

Translations must be conducted by one of the following:

  1. The university or authority that issued the document.
  2. A translator. The translator's name and stamp must be clearly visible on the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, it must be translated by a translator.


Upon receiving your application and supporting documents, we will promptly send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application for Danish authorization. Please remember to check your junk email folder, as our emails sometimes end up there. If any documents are missing, we will inform you as soon as possible.

We process applications in the order they are received. Our aim is to process applications within four months after receiving all the necessary documentation. While we are currently unable to meet this goal in every case, we are actively working to reduce processing times and reach the four-month target.

We prioritize applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. This prioritization considers both the benefit to society and the individual applicant's circumstances. Therefore, if you provide documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer regarding employment that requires Danish authorization, we will prioritize your application. This priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

However, please note that providing documentation for a job offer does not guarantee that you will obtain Danish authorization. We also issue conditional decisions, which means that you must fulfill certain conditions before receiving Danish authorization. If you receive a conditional decision, you will not be able to begin your employment immediately. Additionally, there is a possibility that your application may be rejected after our examination.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you have obtained authorization to work independently as a chiropractor, 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