Prosthetist and Orthotist with an education from an EU/EEA country

You can apply for authorization as prosthetist and orthotist if you have completed your education in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland and hold citizenship in one of the mentioned countries at the time of your application. The title is protected, and you are only allowed to call yourself – and work as – prosthetist and orthotist if you have a Danish authorization.

A new political agreement, aimed at ensuring a better and more flexible authorization process, has resulted in changes to authorization fees and in changes to the authorization process for foreign healthcare professionals from outside the EU/EEA. More changes are expected.

Read about the changes

Application Process

In order for you to obtain a Danish authorization, you have to:

  • Hold citizenship in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
  • Have completed an education as prosthetist and orthotist in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland.
    • Please note, that if you have completed your education in a country outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, but hold a citizenship from one of these countries, your application can be processed according to EU-regulations, if you can upload an Article 3.3 declaration. Read more
  • Fill out the application form and upload the required documentation by using the application form and pay the fee.

Application fee

The fee for applying for authorization is DKK 1.295,-. You will be asked to pay the fee when you fill out the application form.

You need a Danish authorization if you want to work as prosthetist and orthotist in Denmark. The title is protected, and you can only call yourself prosthetist and orthotist if you have an authorization. 

Required Documentation

In order for us to process your application, you have to upload the following documents, when you fill out the application form:

  1. Documentation of your identity: Proof of name, date of birth and nationality e.g. a copy of the relevant page in your passport.
  2. Documentation of your name, if you have changed your name after you have completed your education, e.g. Name change certificate or marriage certificate.
  3. Your diploma or other evidence of formal qualification.
  4. A detailed transcript/study programme from your educational institution describing the content of your education, including:
    • Description of the education
    • Standard duration/total length of the education
    • Description of the content of the theoretical courses/subjects of your education. For each course/subject we need information about the amount of lecture hours on a weekly basis and the duration in weeks.
    • Duration of the clinical education/training
    • Content of your clinical education/training
    • Information on which departments or institutions you have completed you clinical training
  5. Additional documentation or information relevant to the assessment of your qualifications e.g. a declaration from your employer confirming your relevant work experience or other documentation regarding relevant further education.
  6. If your education is not regulated by law in the country of your education, and the profession is unregulated in your country of education (meaning that you do not need an authorization in order to work within your profession in the country of your education), you have to upload documentation stating that you have practiced your profession full-time for at least one year, or for an equivalent duration on a part-time basis, within the last 10 years.
  7. Certificate of current professional status/Certificate of good standing.
    The certificate must be issued by the health authorities in the country where you work now or the country where you have worked most recently within your profession. The certificate must confirm that you have never been subject to disciplinary actions or any other adverse actions. The certificate must have been issued no more than 3 months before you apply for Danish authorization. Please note, that if the country in which you are currently working or have worked most recently within your profession is Sweden or Norway, a Certificate of good standing is not required, as we will contact the relevant authorities directly. If you cannot provide a Certificate of current professional status/Certificate of good standing, you must submit a Certificate of non-registration. About Certificate of Non-registration 
  8. When submitting your application, please inform us of the countries in which you have been practicing within your profession for the last 5 years.
  9. Power of attorney, if someone else is handling your application. Use power of attorney

Your documentation must be uploaded in colour and good quality, and the documents have to be fully visible and readable.

You have to upload your documentation in the original language. If your documents are not in Danish, English, Norwegian or Swedish, you also have to upload a translation in one of these languages.

The translations can be provided by:

  • The university or authority issuing the document.
  • A translator. The name of the translator and the stamp must be clearly visible on the translation. If the stamp is not in one of the languages mentioned above, the stamp must be translated as well.

Processing time

Applications are processed in the order they are received. Our goal is to process applications within 3 months from the time we have received the application.

Priority is given to applications from healthcare professionals closest to contributing to the Danish healthcare system. The prioritization considers the benefit to society as well as the individual applicant.

Your application will be prioritized, if you have documentation confirming a specific job offer in Denmark e.g. a contract or an email from an employer regarding employment that requires Danish authorization. Once you have filled out the application form, you are welcome to send documentation of your specific job offer by email to

Please note that documentation for a job offer does not guarantee obtaining Danish authorization.

Assessment of your application

Upon receiving your application and supporting documents, we will send you an email to confirm the receipt of your application for Danish authorization. We might ask for more documentation if we find that your uploaded documentation is not sufficient. Once we have received all of the required documentation from you, we will assess your application.

We will make an assessment in order to determine, whether we find substantial differences between your education and the Danish education:

  • If no substantial differences are found, we will issue an authorization to you.
  • If we find substantial differences between your education and the Danish education, we will assess whether the differences can be compensated by your relevant professional experience and further education.
  • If we still find substantial differences between your professional competences and the Danish education, we can impose “compensation measures” meaning that you will have to pass either an adaptation period or an aptitude test. Once your compensation measures are completed and approved, we will issue an authorization to you.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you receive authorization, your registration will be visible 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