Service Description

The nursing profession is regulated in Germany. This means that in order to work as a nurse in Germany, you need a state license. With this permit, you can use the professional title "Pflegefachperson ", "Pflegefachfrau" or "Pflegefachmann" and work in the profession.

You can also obtain a state permit from the competent authority in Germany if you have a professional qualification from a so-called third country. Third countries are all countries that do not belong to the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. In order to obtain the permit, you must have your foreign professional qualification recognized. In the recognition procedure, the competent authority will compare your professional qualification from abroad with the German professional qualification and check its equivalence. The equivalence of the professional qualification is an important prerequisite for the granting of a state license.

You can also waive the equivalence check and complete a knowledge test or an adaptation period directly. In this case, the competent authority will not carry out an equivalence check.

In addition to the equivalence of the professional qualification, you must also meet other requirements for the permit to be issued. Further requirements include, 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 apply for the procedure from abroad.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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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)