Healthcare profession; application for a duplicate of a certificate or document

If you no longer have the original of your training examination certificate or the certificate of authorization to use the professional title in a healthcare profession, you can apply for a duplicate of the original.



In order to issue a duplicate of the license to use the professional title in a healthcare profession, the conditions required for the initial issue must still be met:


You have fully completed your vocational 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 behavior that would make you unreliable to practice the profession.

Health suitability

You are medically fit to practise the profession.


The application for a duplicate must be submitted in writing to the relevant government. If the documents are complete and have been checked, the duplicate of the certificate and/or certificate can be issued by the government.

Special notes

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.

Required documents

  • 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


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

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Ausstellung einer Zweitschrift der erworbenen Berufsurkunde
    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.


  • The costs range from 15 to 40 EUR.

Legal bases


Administrative court action

Links to more information


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