Nursing professions; application for permission to use the professional title in the case of a foreign professional qualification

If you wish to work in Germany under the protected professional title of "nursing specialist", "health and children's nurse" or "geriatric nurse", you need a permit.

Description

Prerequisites

The most important prerequisites are that you have fully completed your vocational or university education (proof) and have passed the final examination.

    Procedure

    In Bavaria, the Landesamt für Pflege (LfP) is centrally responsible for issuing the professional license. You must apply for the granting of the professional license together with the required documents at the Landesamt für Pflege (LfP).

    Information on the documents to be submitted can be found in the application forms below; further information can be obtained from the LfP or from advice centers (see "Further links").

    Special notes

    The government of Upper Franconia is exclusively responsible for the recognition as a nursing assistant (not specialist).

    Deadlines

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    Required documents

    • The following documents are required:

      • Proof of the equivalence of your level of training or knowledge according to the German training and examination regulations applicable to the respective profession
      • on separate request of the recognition body:
        • Language certificate level GER B2
        • Certificate of good conduct
        • medical certificate

      Further information can be found in the information sheets on the website of the Bavarian State Office for Nursing (see "Further links").

    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 in einem Pflegefachberuf 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.

    Online procedures

    Fees

    • The costs range from 40 to 500 EUR, depending on the effort required in each individual case.

      Those interested in recognition who have only limited financial resources of their own can apply for a subsidy for professional recognition. In addition, it is possible to receive financial support for any adaptation measures. Information on applying for the recognition grant can be found under "Further links".

    Remedy

    administrative claim

    Links to more information

    Status:05.07.2023

    Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit, Pflege und Prävention

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