Geriatric nurse; application for permission to use the professional title.

If you have completed your training abroad and would like to work as a geriatric nurse in Germany under the protected professional title, you will need a permit.

Description

You need a permit if you want to work under the protected professional title of "geriatric nurse" in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Permission is required for the use of the professional title, but not for the professional activity itself. The protection of the job title also provides a certain degree of protection for the practice of the respective profession, since qualified health care professionals are generally employed.

Prerequisites

The most important requirements are:

Qualification

You have fully completed vocational training (proof) and passed the state final examination.

If you have not been trained in accordance with the law applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany,

  • the equivalence of your level of training or knowledge according to the German training and examination regulations applicable to the respective profession is generally required
  • proof of good knowledge of the German language is required (level CEFR B2).

Reliability

You have not been guilty of any behavior that would make you unreliable for exercising the profession (certificate of good conduct).

Health suitability

You are fit to exercise the profession from a health point of view (medical certificate).

Procedure

The Government of Upper Franconia is responsible for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in geriatric nursing and for the applications submitted in this context for permission to use the professional title "geriatric nurse" (regardless of the government district in which you intend to work professionally).

Deadlines

There are no deadlines to meet.

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erlaubnis zum Führen der Berufsbezeichnung "Altenpflegerin/Altenpfleger" bei einer im Ausland absolvierten Ausbildung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Ärztliche Bescheinigung über die gesundheitliche Eignung für den Beruf
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Kostenübernahmeerklärung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

  • The costs range from 40 to 500 EUR.

    Those interested in recognition who have only limited financial resources of their own can apply for a grant for professional recognition. Information on how to apply for the recognition grant can be found under "Further links".

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information

Status: 29.11.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege

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  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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