Working as a physiotherapist in Denmark

If you want to work as a physiotherapist in Denmark but come from another country, you need an authorization form The Danish Patient and Safety Authority.

For physiotherapists educated outside of Denmark

If you received your education in physiotherapy outside of Denmark and wish to work as a physiotherapist in Denmark, Greenland, or the Faeroe Islands you must first apply for a Danish authorization at the Danish Patient and Safety Authority.

The Danish Patient and Safety Authority determines whether or not you fulfill the required criteria defined by law for authorization in Denmark. Applicants’ qualifications are recognized according to different sets of regulations depending on their country of citizenship and where they completed their education.

Applying for a Danish authorization

There is a fee of DKK 313 to be paid when the Danish Patient and Safety Authority has evaluated your application. First you send your application electronically to the Danish Patient and Safety Authority via one of the links below. Then you print and sign the application form and send it along with the documentation of your qualifications by ordinary mail.

Application and further information

At the Danish Patient and Safety Authority you will find more information on how to apply for an authorization.

Registration of health care professionals

In order to become a member of the Association of Danish Physiotherapists, you must be authorized as a physiotherapist.

 

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