Ambulance staff (Paramedic Assistant, Paramedic and Paramedic with special competences)

If you wish to work as an Ambulance staff in Denmark, you must have a recognition  issued  by the Danish Patient Safety Authority 

How to apply?

Application for recognition as Paramedic Assistant, Paramedic and Paramedic with special competences is made by filling out the form on the website of the Danish Patient Safety Authority via

Please send the following documents to the Danish Patient Safety Authority:

  • Documentation of name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  • CV
  • Documentation of completed primary and lower secondary school, which is a prerequisite for starting the vocational education
  • Diploma
  • Documentation of the contents of the training programme, including subjects and number of classes in each subject, the duration of your traineeship and information on the departments/ambulance/paramedic ambulance where the traineeship took place)
  • Documentation of relevant supplementary training
  • Official list of medicines that may be administered
  • Executive order, if any, on area of activity/description of the tasks you can/are allowed to perform
  • Certificate from the foreign authority, confirming that you still have permission to work within ambulance services (if the professional group have registration in the country of training). The relevant health authority must submit the original certificate translated into Danish or English to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. The certificate must not be more than three months old.

All documentation must be original documents or certified copies of the original documents. Certified copies can be obtained from embassies, the police, a notary public or the authority, which issued the document. Private individuals cannot make certified copies. In case of doubt, we may ask you to present the original documents. Documents in Danish, English, Swedish and Norwegian do not have to be translated. Documents in all other languages must be translated into Danish or English. The translation must be made by an authorised translator.

Documentation must be submitted in 2 copies, one of which must be the original documents or original certified copies. The set of original documents or certified copies must be in A4 format and without paper clips, folders etc.

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Establishing a business

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens and businesses apply.Please contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority or visit the following website for further information.


No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue an authorisation will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally you can expect to get an answer from Danish Patient Safety Authority within three months.

In case of rejection

I you believe that the Danish Patient Safety Authority haven’t complied with the administrative rules, you can complain to theMinistry of Health, Holbergsgade 6, 1057 København K.

The Ministry of Health cannot carry out any review of the Danish Patient Safety Authority’s professional assessments (assessments of foreign educations, exemptions from requirements, etc.), because The Danish Patient Safety Authority are the authority on issues relating to health professional, see § 212, stk. 1 and § 214, stk. 2 in Sundhedsloven (consolidation act number 913 of 13th of July 2010).

If you have any questions regarding the text above please contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

When the Danish Patient Safety Authority process an application, we gather and process personal data. According to the Law on Personal Data (Persondataloven) all parties to the proceedings and other registered persons – with certain exceptions – have the right of access to these information. For additional information please see

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact

Danish Patient Safety Authority

Islands Brygge 67

DK - 2300 Copenhagen S

Tel.: 72 22 74 00


Public registers and databases

Legal basis in Danish law

Executive Order no. 1150 of 9 December 2011

Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

2005/36/EC, Title III, Chapter I (General system for the recognition of evidence of training)