Service Description

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

Even if you have a professional qualification from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can obtain state permission from the competent body in Germany.

In order to obtain the permit, you must have your foreign professional qualification recognised.

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 also meet other requirements for the granting of the permit. Further requirements are, for example, sufficient German language skills and health suitability.

If your professional qualification does not come 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 - Berufe des Gesundheitswesens, Landesprüfungsamt - Referat 720

Postal 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

Forms

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Information sheet on the assessment of foreign qualifications in a healthcare profession - (Thuringia)
Frequently asked questions on the application for recognition of a foreign professional qualification - (Thuringia)
Authorization to apply for recognition of a foreign professional qualification - (Thuringia)
Application for recognition of a foreign professional qualification (healthcare professions) - (Thuringia)
Curriculum vitae - (Thuringia)