To apply for registration as a physiotherapist, please follow these steps:
- Fill out the application form.
- Submit the form electronically.
- Click "Approve" and pay the fee.
- Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to email@example.com.
When submitting the required documentation, please inform us about the countries in which you have worked in the past five years.
If you choose to send documentation by email, ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully legible.
Please provide the following documents:
- Proof of name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
- Name change certificate or marriage certificate, if applicable.
- Diploma or certificate.
- Detailed transcript of your study program from the educational institution, including:
Certificate of current professional status or a certificate of good standing. This certificate must confirm that you are authorized to practice your profession, including any specialization, and that your license has not been revoked. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will assess it and send it back to you for translation by a qualified translator. The certificate should be issued no more than three months prior to the Danish Patient Safety Authority's receipt of all documentation. Certificates of good standing are not required from Sweden and Norway, as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities directly.
If the profession is not regulated in your home country or 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 ten years.
Supplementary documentation or any other relevant information that you believe may be important for the assessment of your qualifications.
Power of attorney, if someone else, such as an employment agency, is handling your application.
- Admission requirements
- Total duration of the education
- Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours for each subject
- Clinical education: subjects and duration in hours
- Clinical education: departments and the number of weeks spent in each department
Certificate of Non-registration
If you are not yet registered in your profession and unable to submit a certificate of good standing, you must provide a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
Certificate of Non-registration
If you choose to send original documents, you must include an ordinary copy of each document. The copies must be identical to the original documents, black and white, and in A4 format without any paper clips or folders. We may request to see the original documents, which will be returned to you by registered post at the address provided in the application form. Please notify us if your address changes.
If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages.
Translations can be provided by:
- The university or authority that issued the document.
- A qualified 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 qualified translator.
Upon receiving your application and documentation, we will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application for Danish authorization. Please check your junk email folder as our emails may sometimes be delivered there. We will review your application and inform you promptly if any documents are missing.
We process applications in the order of receipt. Our goal is to process applications within four months after receiving all the required documentation. Currently, we are not able to meet this goal in all cases, but we are actively working to reduce processing times to meet the four-month target.
We prioritize applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. This prioritization is based on considering both the benefit to society and the individual applicant.
Therefore, we will prioritize your application if you provide documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer requiring Danish authorization. This priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.
However, having documentation for a job offer does not guarantee obtaining Danish authorization. We may also issue conditional decisions, which means you must fulfill certain conditions before receiving Danish authorization. If you receive a conditional decision, you will not be able to start your employment immediately.
In some cases, your application may be rejected following our examination of your specific circumstances.
The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals
Once you receive your authorization as a physiotherapist, your registration will be listed 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