Health care profession; application for duplicate certificate or document.
If you no longer have the original of your training certificate or the certificate of permission to use the professional title in a health profession, you can apply for a duplicate of the original.
The duplicate of the examination certificate and/or the certificate of permission to use the professional title is issued if the original document has been lost. You will receive the duplicate instead of the original and it will have the same validity as the original. The original is invalidated when the duplicate is issued.
For the issuance of a duplicate of the permit to hold the professional title in a health care profession, the prerequisites required for the initial issuance must still be given:
You have fully completed your professional training.
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
- good knowledge of the German language
You have not been guilty of any conduct that would render you unreliable to practice the profession.
You are fit to exercise the profession from a health point of view.
The application for issuance of a duplicate must be submitted in writing to the respective competent government. Provided that the documents are complete and have been checked, the duplicate of the certificate and/or the certificate can be issued by the government.
The government that issued the original documents is responsible for issuing a duplicate. Information on the documents to be submitted can be obtained from the district governments.
Permission to use the professional title: Proof of completed professional training
Permission to use the professional title: Certificate of good conduct
Permission to use the professional title: medical certificate
Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide:
Antrag auf Ausstellung einer Zweitschrift der erworbenen Berufsurkunde
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.
Administrative court action
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Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
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