EU member states

If you have completed your training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you need to fill out the application form below to obtain Danish authorization as a radiographer. The fee for Danish authorization is DKK 313.

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

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

Read about the changes

Application Process

To apply for registration as a radiographer, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the application form.
    Application form
  2. Submit the form electronically.
  3. Click "Approve" and pay the fee.
  4. Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or attach files by email to aaes@stps.dk.

When submitting the required documentation, please inform us about the countries where you have worked in the last 5 years.

If you send documentation by email, ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully visible.

Required Documentation

You need to provide the following documents:

  1. Proof of name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., a copy of the relevant passport page).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if applicable.
  3. Diploma/certificate.
  4. Detailed transcript of the study program from the educational institution, including the following information:
    • Admission requirements
    • Total length of the education
    • Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours for each subject
    • Clinical education: subjects and duration in hours
    • Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department
  5. Certificate of current professional status/good standing. The certificate must confirm that you are authorized to practice your profession (including any specialization) and that your license to practice has not been revoked.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 certified translator. The certificate must be issued no more than 3 months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation. You don't need to submit a certificate of good standing from Sweden and Norway, as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  6. If your profession is not regulated in your home country/country of education, you must 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. Supplementary documentation or any other information that you believe is important for the assessment of your qualifications.
  8. Power of attorney, if someone else (e.g., employment agencies) is handling your application.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-registration

If you are not yet registered within your profession and cannot provide a certificate of good standing, you must submit a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Certificate of Non-registration

Original Documents

If you send original documents, enclose ordinary copies of each document. The copies must be identical to the originals, in black and white, and in A4 format without paper clips or folders. We may request the presentation of original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address you provided in the application form. Please notify us if you change your address.

Translation

If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you can include translations into one of these languages. You may also wait for us to process your application and assess which documents need to be translated. However, please note that the assessment time may be extended if you do not enclose translated documents.

The translation must be done by one of the following:

  1. The university or authority that issued the document.
  2. A 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 translator.

Assessment

Upon receiving your application and supporting documents, we will send you an email to confirm receipt of your application for Danish authorization (please check your junk email folder, as our emails sometimes end up there). We will review your application and promptly inform you of any missing documents.

We process applications in the order they are received. Our goal is to process applications within 4 months of receiving all the required documentation. Currently, we may not meet this goal in all cases, but we are actively working to reduce processing time to meet the 4-month target.

We prioritize applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. This prioritization balances the benefit to society with the consideration of the individual applicant. This means that we give priority to applications accompanied by documentation for a specific job offer or an email from an employer requiring Danish authorization. The priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

However, documentation for a job offer does not guarantee Danish authorization. We also make conditional decisions. If you receive a conditional decision, it means you must fulfill certain conditions before obtaining Danish authorization. In such cases, you will not be able to start your employment immediately. Please note that your application may be rejected following our examination.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you receive authorization as a radiographer, your registration will be visible on our public online register of healthcare professionals. This register allows you, your employer, and anyone interested to verify your registration status.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals