Non-EU countries

Follow this procedure if:

  • You are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country and have completed physiotherapy training in a non-EU/EEA country.
  • You are a citizen of a non-EU/EEA country and have completed physiotherapy training in an EU/EEA country (other than Denmark).
  • You are a citizen of an EU/EEA country and have completed physiotherapy training in a non-EU/EEA country. You can apply for registration under the special EU/EEA provisions if you have worked for at least three years in another EU/EEA country.

On 24 January 2024, a political agreement was reached on how the opportunities for recruitment of foreign health professionals from third countries could be improved.

Read the agreement (in danish)

The agreement includes a number of initiatives which are carried out by, among other things, by amending the Authorisation Act and decrees on the authorisation of healthcare professionals who are nationals of and/or trained in countries outside the EU/EEA.

What does it mean to you?

When the agreement enters into force, it may have an impact on the authorisation process for you, who are healthcare professionals outside the EU/EEA.

It is also expected that the current authorisation fee will be changed from an issuance fee to an application fee. This means that the fee will have to be paid for processing an application, and not for getting an authorisation issued.

The rules have not yet changed. This means that the current rules still apply. It is the current rules that appear on our website.

When will the change take effect?

We expect that the changes to the authorisation process will come into force on 1 July 2024. When the rules have been changed, this will be shown on our website, and we will continuously provide information of importance to current and future applicants for Danish authorisation.

Stay updated

It is important to stay updated on any changes to the registration procedure and be aware of the special deadlines you must meet.

Authorization Process

To obtain Danish authorization as a physiotherapist, you need to follow the steps outlined below. 

1. Application and Qualification Approval

To apply for Danish authorization, you need to complete an application and submit it electronically to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. Print and sign the application form, and send it via regular mail along with the documentation of your qualifications. Please ensure that you send two copies of the required documentation, either as certified true copies or original documents and regular copies. For more detailed information, please refer to the "Application and Approval of Qualifications" section.

If your education is approved (deemed suitable for testing or equivalent to Danish education), you will be given a period of three years to fulfill the conditions for permanent authorization in Denmark.

Application and Approval of Qualifications

2. Language Test

You need to pass the language test "Prøve i dansk 3" (Danish 3 Exam). The language test is held twice a year in May/June and in November/December, and you can take the exam from various language centers in Denmark. You can take the language test before you send your application and documentation of formal qualifications. However, you must have passed the exam less than 12 months before you apply for registration, unless you can prove that you have stayed continuously in Denmark in the period after you passed the language test. For more information, see 

Language Test

3. Employment for Adaptation and Training Purposes

When we have approved your education, you can commence employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). This employment is designed to assess your clinical and communication skills. For further information, please refer to the "Employment for Adaptation and Training Purposes" page.

Employment for Adaptation and Training Purposes