Authorisation: applications not covered by EU rules

Find out how to gain access to a regulated profession in Denmark under Danish national rules.

If you wish to pursue a regulated profession in Denmark you must apply for authorisation or similar recognition by the competent public authority. The specific conditions depend on the relevant authorisation statute. In the maritime area and some other professional fields, other rules apply under various international agreements and conventions.


How to apply for professional recognition

Please send your application to the competent authority.

You can find the address and guidelines on the page concerning your profession:


How long does it take?

Danish legislation does not stipulate any particular time limits for the consideration of applications for authorisation that are considered under Danish national rules. However, the competent authority will endeavour to make a decision with regard to your application as soon as it has received all the necessary documents. For further information, please contact the competent authority considering your application.


What does the application lead to?

The competent authority makes a decision on the basis of an assessment of your educational qualifications and proof that you are fully qualified for the pursuit of your profession in your home country. The competent authority may choose to take your relevant professional experience into consideration.

The competent authority's decision regarding your application may be positive, conditional or negative:

  • Positive decision: You gain full access to pursuing your profession on the same terms applying to Danish nationals. The decision contains information on the profession you have been permitted to pursue, and, in certain cases, how long this right applies, including when you have to renew your authorisation certificate.

  • Conditional decision: You can gain full access to pursuing your profession when you have proved that you are fully qualified for the pursuit of that profession in Denmark. The competent authority may require you to complete an aptitude test, an adaptation period or relevant, supplementary training or elements thereof in Denmark. The decision must be reasoned and specify the procedure to be followed for lodging an appeal.

  • Negative decision: You are not granted access to the profession in Denmark. The decision must be reasoned and specify the procedure to be followed for lodging an appeal.


Questions?

If you have any questions that are not answered on this website, you may call (+45) 33 95 12 00 or write to .


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last modified Feb 24, 2015