Permission to use the professional title of occupational therapist in the case of professional qualification from third countries Issuance

Service Description

The occupational therapy profession is regulated in Germany. This means that in order to work as an occupational therapist in Germany, you need a state permit. With this permit, you may use the professional title "occupational therapist" and work in the profession.

Even with a professional qualification from a so-called third country, you can obtain the state permit from the competent authority in Germany. Third countries are all countries that do not belong to the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

To obtain the permit, you must have your foreign professional qualification recognized.

In the recognition procedure, the competent body compares your professional qualification from abroad with the German professional qualification and checks the equivalence. The equivalence of the professional qualification is an important prerequisite for the granting of the state permit.

In addition to the equivalence of the professional qualification, you must fulfill other requirements for the issuance of the permit. Further requirements are, for example, sufficient German language skills and health suitability.

If your professional qualification originates from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, other regulations apply.

You can also submit the application for the procedure from abroad.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Start your request directly online:

Competent Authority

Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt - Gesundheitswesen - Referat 550

Address
Jorge-Semprún-Platz 4
99423 Weimar
Transport connection
1, 2, 3, 9
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Tiefgarage Atrium
Number: 840
Fees: yes
Building access
Other
The parking spaces in the underground parking lot "Atrium" are available for one hour free of charge.