Medical Laboratory Technologist

If you wish to work as a Medical Laboratory Technologis in Denmark, you must have an authorisation issued by the Danish Patient Safety Authority

How to apply?

Application for authorisation as a Medical Laboratory Technologist is made by filling out the form on the website of the Danish Patient Safety Authority via

Evidence of your qualifications:

Curriculum Vitae, listing your educational data and work experience in chronological order. You can use the Curriculum Vitae template provided by the Danish Patient Safety Authority (downloads a PDF document).


Detailed transcript of the study programme from the educational institution.

The transcript must contain information about:

a. admission requirements.

b. total length of the education.

c. theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject.

d. clinical education: subjects and duration indicated in hours.

 e. clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department. 

Supplementary documentation, if any, or any other information which in your opinion might be of importance to the assessment of your educational qualifications.  

Evidence of your fitness to practise:

You must request the registration authorities in the most recent country of work and residence to send a Certificate of Current Professional Status/Certificate of good standing directly to the Danish Patient Safety Authority, Education & Registration, Islands Brygge 67, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. The registration authority could be the authority that issued your current license. It is not your employer.

The certificate must confirm that you are legally entitled to work within your profession i.e. that you have not been suspended, disqualified or prohibited from practicing. The certificate must be less than 3 months old and must be issued in English.

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.


The fee is DKK 313 for each application.

Fees should be paid via the Danish Patient Safety Authority's website using an electronic payment system. The following payment cards may be used: Dankort, VisaDankort, Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard.

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 Health and Medicines Authorities 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

Check a health professional's registration:

Legal basis in Danish law

Consolidated Act no. 877 of 4 August 2011, as amended. Executive Order no. 49 of 13 January 2010.

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)