Paramedic

Here you can apply for Danish registration as an Emergency medical technician with special competence (paramedic).

If you are trained as an emergency medical technician with special competence (paramedic) from a Nordic country, an EU country, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland, and you are a citizen of one of the mentioned countries. The title is protected, and you can only call yourself an emergency medical technician with special competence (paramedic) if you have authorization.

How to get registered

To get registered, you need to

  • Be a citizen of a Nordic country, an EU country, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland.
  • Have Danish authorization as an emergency medical technician.
  • Have education as an emergency medical technician with special competence (paramedic) from a Nordic country, an EU country, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland, which is essentially equivalent to the Danish education.
  • Send us documentation of your identity, date of birth, education, professional experience, and professional status.
  • Send us a documented and detailed overview of your education.
  • Send us the copies of the documentation we require.
  • Send us any additional documentation we may ask for.
  • Fill out the application form and submit it electronically.
  • Print the completed application form, sign it, and send it to us by regular mail.
  • Pay a fee.

You must meet all documentation requirements, including formal requirements. We will only process your application once we have received all the documents from you.

Read the documentation

Read the formal reqirements for documentation

Have we already recognized your education?

If we have already recognized your education, you need to:

  • Send us a copy of your recognition letter.
  • Send us an updated CV.
  • Provide documentation of your professional status.

You don't need to send us documentation of your education, identity, and any additional documentation if we have already recognized your education.

Fees

It costs DKK 896 to obtain authorization. Afterward, if you have further trained as an emergency medical technician with special competence, you need to get registered, which costs DKK 769. You will be asked to pay the fee before we issue the authorization or registration.

How we process your application

We will send you an acknowledgment when we have received your application and the documentation you have submitted. If we find that the documentation for your original authorization, education, or professional experience is incomplete, we may request further documentation.

Once you have completed all the steps in the authorization process and fulfilled all the requirements, we will issue an authorization to you. Your authorization is digital and will be displayed in the authorization register.

Access the register

Processing Time

The Danish Patient Safety Authority processes applications in the order they are received. Our goal is to have a processing time of no more than 4 months from the moment we have received all the required documentation. Currently, we are unable to meet this goal in all cases, but we are actively working to reduce the processing time to reach the 4-month target.

We prioritize applications from healthcare professionals who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. This prioritization is based on a balance between societal benefit and the individual applicant's considerations. Therefore, we prioritize your application if you provide documentation of a specific job offer or, for example, an email from an employer regarding employment that requires Danish authorization. The prioritization applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

You should be aware that documentation of a job offer is not a guarantee that you can obtain Danish authorization. We can make conditional decisions. If you receive a conditional decision, it means that you must fulfill certain conditions before you can obtain Danish authorization. In the case of a conditional decision, you will not be able to start your employment immediately. The specific processing of your case may also result in a rejection of your application.

Personal Information

When we process your application, we also process personal information about you.

Read more about the processing of personal information.

Titles

The titles are protected. This means that you can only call yourself an emergency medical technician if you have authorization, and you can only call yourself an emergency medical technician with special competence (paramedic) if you are registered.

Documentation (Paramedic)

What you need to document

In order for us to process your application, you must meet the documentation requirements, including the formal requirements for documentation.

When you submit your documentation, you must also provide information about the countries where you have worked in the past 5 years.

You must provide documentation for:

  • Your identity - i.e., your name, date of birth, citizenship (e.g., relevant pages from your passport). You must also provide documentation for change of your namer.
  • Your diploma or certificate of completed education.
  • The content of your education. The documentation should include:
    • The educational institution's description of the education program.
    • Admission requirements.
    • The standard duration of the education program.
    • The subjects included in the theoretical education. For each subject, you must indicate the number of hours per week and the number of weeks you have studied each subject.
    • The duration of each clinical training period.
    • The content of each clinical training period.
    • The departments or institutions where the clinical training (internship) took place.
  • If your education is not regulated by law in your country of education and does not require you to have authorization to work in your profession, you must be able to document at least 1 year of relevant full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience within the last 10 years in your country of education.
  • That you are entitled to practice as an ambulance practitioner and have not had your authorization revoked. You document this with a statement of your professional status (Certificate of Current Professional Status/Certificate of good standing). The statement must be issued by the relevant health authority in the country where you have most recently worked. It must not be more than 3 months old when we have received all the documentation from you. We need the statement in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English. Otherwise, we will return it to you so that you can have it translated. If you have most recently worked in Norway or Sweden, we will obtain the statement ourselves, and you do not need to send it. If you cannot obtain a statement of your professional status, you must instead provide a statement of "non-registration."

Power of Attorney

If someone else is handling your application, we also need to receive a power of attorney, even if it is a temp agency.

Formal Requirements for Documentation (Paramedic)

We have specific requirements for the copies you send. In order for your application to be processed, you must send us copies in the requested format. We will only process your application once we have received all the required documentation. In addition to providing the documentation, you also need to remember to fill out an application form and submit it to us electronically, and if instructed, pay the fee.

How to submit the documentation

You must send:

  1. High-quality color copies either by regular mail or as attached files in an email. The entire document must be clearly and legibly reproduced.
  2. Any translations of the documentation.

If you prefer, you may also send the original documents. We will return the original documents to you by registered mail after processing your application.

Data Security

If you choose to send documentation by email, you should be aware of data security. Avoid sending sensitive personal information that you do not want others to access, such as a copy of your passport. Instead, send such copies by regular mail.

Translation

If your documentation is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you must also provide a translation of the documentation into one of the mentioned languages. You can wait to send the translation until after we have processed your application and determined which documents need to be translated. However, this may result in a longer processing time.

The translation can be a copy and must be conducted by one of the following:

  • The educational institution or authority that issued the documentation.
  • 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 also be translated by the translator.
  • The translated document should be sent together with the document in the original language, making it clear which document has been translated.

Requirements for Copies

We have the following requirements for copied documentation:

  • The copies must be identical to the original document.
  • The copies must be in color and of high quality.
  • The copies must be in A4 format.
  • The copies must be loose, i.e., without clips, bindings, folders, or similar.

Please note that in case of doubt, we may ask you to provide original documentation.