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 as a clinical dietician. The fee for Danish authorization is DKK 313.

Application Process

To apply for registration as a clinical dietician, 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 by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to aaes@stps.dk.
    • If sending documentation by email, ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully visible.

Required Documentation

You must provide the following documents:

  1. Documentation 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. Curriculum vitae, listing your qualifications and work experience in chronological order.
  4. Diploma/certificate.
  5. Detailed transcript of the study program from the educational institution, including the following information:
    • Admission requirements
    • Total length of education
    • Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours for each subject
    • Clinical education: subjects and duration in hours
    • Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department
  6. Certificate of current professional status/certificate of good standing. The certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession (including as a specialist) and that your license to practice was not withdrawn. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will assess it and provide instructions for translation. The certificate must have been issued no more than 3 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 respective authorities.
  7. If your profession is not regulated in your home country/country of education, you must have practiced your profession full-time for at least one year or an equivalent duration on a part-time basis within the last 10 years.
  8. Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information that you believe may be important for the assessment of your qualifications.
  9. Power of attorney, if another person, such as an employment agency, handles your application.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of non-registration

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

Certificate of non-registration

Original Documents

If you send original documents, you must also enclose ordinary copies of each document. The copies must be identical to the original documents, in black and white, and in A4 format without paper clips or folders. We may request the presentation of the original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address you provided in the application form. Please inform us if you change your address.

Translation

If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages. Alternatively, you can wait until we have processed your application and assessed which documents need to be translated. However, please note that the assessment time may be extended if you do not enclose translated documents.

Translations must be made 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.

Assessment Process

Upon receipt of 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 are sometimes delivered there). We will review your application and notify you of any missing documents as quickly as possible.

We process applications in the order they are received. Our goal is to process applications within 4 months after receiving all the required documentation. Currently, we may not meet this goal in all cases, but we are actively working to reduce processing times to meet the 4-month timeframe.

We prioritize applications based on their potential contribution to the Danish healthcare system. This prioritization balances the benefit to society and the consideration of individual applicants. Therefore, we will give priority to your application if you provide documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer requiring Danish authorization.

Please note that having a job offer does not guarantee that you will obtain Danish authorization. We may also issue conditional decisions, which means you must fulfill certain conditions before obtaining Danish authorization. If you receive a conditional decision, you will not be able to start your employment immediately. Additionally, your application may be rejected after our examination.

Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you receive authorization as a clinical dietician, your registration will appear 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