Employment for adaptation and training is a minimum 6-month period designed to assess your clinical and communication skills. You are responsible for finding and applying for any available positions on your own. This employment must be full-time.
It is essential to ensure that the position you apply for is eligible for employment for adaptation and training purposes. The Danish Patient Safety Authority will review the position and provide an authorization specifically for your employment.
Temporary Authorization (evalueringsautorisation)
Before starting your employment, you need a "temporary authorization" or "evalueringsautorisation." Once you have been offered a position, you must apply for this authorization from the Danish Patient Safety Authority by completing the "Ansøgning om evalueringsautorisation" form.
When applying for a temporary authorization, you must submit an updated CV and ensure that the health authorities in the country where you last worked as a registered optometrist provide a new "good standing" statement or complete the required form and send it directly to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. If nursing is not a regulated profession in your country, you must send a criminal record directly to the Danish Patient Safety Authority from the relevant issuing authority.
To request the evaluation authorization, complete the form and have it stamped by the recruiting department/clinic. Then, mail it to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
Ansøgning om evalueringsautorisation.pdf
The Danish Patient Safety Authority requires a minimum of 14 days to assess the documentation and issue a temporary authorization.
Once you have completed the employment for adaptation and training purposes, and the department has provided positive assessments (evalueringsskemaer), you will receive Danish authorization as a optician or optometrist.
If negative assessments are received from your employer during the employment period, indicating little possibility of improving your clinical and/or communication skills, the Danish Patient Safety Authority will determine the next steps.