Permission to Work Independently

To work independently as a medical doctor in Denmark, you must apply for Danish authorization and permission. You can do this starting one (1) month before completing your employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). The fee for permission to work independently is DKK 1,206.

For guidelines and the application form, please refer to:

Tilladelse til selvstændigt virke (only in Danish)

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you are a registered health professional, you will be listed in our public online register of healthcare professionals.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals

Specialist Training

After obtaining Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a medical doctor, you can begin specialist training.

For details, please consult the: 

Bekendtgørelse om uddannelse af speciallæger, Danish executive order on speciality training (only in Danish).

If you already have specialist qualifications, you can apply for an assessment of your completed specialist training. This assessment will determine if further training is necessary and will be conducted by one of the three Regionale Råd for Lægers Videreuddannelse (Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training). You can apply for assessment once you have completed either 6 or 12 months of employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse).

For more information, please see: 

The "Specialist" section.

The Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training

The 75-Year Rule

Please note that the entitlement to practice as a medical doctor expires at the age of 75.

For more details, refer to the: 

The 75-Year Rule

General Information

All relevant information required for assessing your application for permission to work independently will be processed electronically by the Danish Patient Safety Authority. Professional advisers may also be involved if necessary. The online register of the Danish Patient Safety Authority will store information such as your name, address, civil registration number, nationality, case number, country of training, educational institution, examination dates, and registration dates. This information will be used for case identification, assessment, and statistical purposes.