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.
It costs DKK 1,040 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 1,033. 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
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.
When we process your application, we also process personal information about you.
Read more about the processing of personal information.
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.