Licensed pharmacist from EU/EEA/Switzerland Issuance

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The profession of pharmacist is regulated in Germany. This means that in order to be able to work as a pharmacist in Germany without restriction, you need an Approbation (license to practice). Approbation is the state authorization to practice the profession. This means that you are not allowed to work independently as a pharmacist without an Approbation.

Even with a professional qualification from a country of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you can obtain the Approbation in Germany.

To obtain the license to practice medicine, 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 license to practice medicine.

As a rule, a professional qualification from the EU, the EEA or Switzerland is automatically recognized when you apply for a license to practice medicine. However, there may be deviations from this rule. This depends on the state in which you completed your training and at what time. If you started your professional training after the EU/EEA accession of your training state, your professional qualification is automatically recognized.

If your professional qualification is not from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, other regulations apply.

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.

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

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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