Pharmacist

Pharmacist in Denmark are not authorized and you may work as a pharmacist in Denmark without permission from the Danish Medicines Agency if the workplace concerned is not a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy.

If you want to work at a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy, you need to have a permission from the Danish Medicines Agency.

Other requirements for non EU-citizens apply. Please contact the Danish Medicines Agency for further information. E-mail: udd@dkma.dk

 

How to apply?

You must submit a written application to the Danish Health and Medicines Agency for permission to pursue the professional activities of a pharmacist at a community pharmacy or hospital pharmacy in Denmark. There is no application form.

Documents to be enclosed with your application:

1) A certified copy of documentation of name, nationality and date of birth. (E.g. in the form of certify copies of the relevant pages of your passport).

2a) A certified copy of the diploma mentioned in Annex V, point 5.6.2 "Evidence of formal qualifications of pharmacists" of Directive 2005/36/EC, and accompanied, where relevant, by a certificate.

2b) If your diploma does not correspond to the titles specified for the country of training in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of Directive 2005/36/EC, your diploma must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of training, certifying that your diploma in pharmacy has been issued for the successful completion of training in accordance with the provisions of Directive 

2005/36/EC and that your qualifications are treated equally with the training specified in the Directive.

2c) If your diploma was issued before the reference date mentioned in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of Directive 2005/36/EC, and your diploma concerns a training course which was started before this date, you must enclose a certificate with your diploma, stating that you have been effectively and lawfully engaged in the activities of a pharmacist in the EU/EEA or Switzerland for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate.

3) If you have changed your name since you were awarded your diploma, you must enclose a copy of your marriage certificate or a change of name certificate.

4) In the event that a Danish authority or educational establishment has previously assessed your training as a pharmacist and your qualifications, you must enclose copies of any such assessments.

All copies of original documents must be certified true copies. Embassies, police, respective university/educational institution or notary public can certify copies. The authority in question must stamp and sign each copy and confirm that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Private individuals cannot certify copies. 

If the documents are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, you must submit a certified translation of the documents into either of these languages. Translation must be performed by one of the following:

1.      The educational institution or the authority that issued the document 

2.      A state-authorized translator. Translator's name and stamp must be legible. Should the stamp not be in Danish og English, a state-authorized translation of the stamp is required. The translator must seal the translation together with the document in the original language. The Danish Medicines Agency may in some cases accept other translations.

The Danish Medicines Agency may at any time ask you to submit further documentation necessary for our assessment of your application, just as we may ask you to present us with the original documents.

You can send the application to the postal address:

Danish Medicines Agency

Pharmacies & Reimbursement

Axel Heides Gade 1

2300 Copenhagen S

Temporary or occasional pursuit

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

Establishing a business

A Danish pharmacy is run by a private individual, the proprietary pharmacist, who has been licensed by the Danish state to run a pharmacy at a specific location.

You can therefore not open a pharmacy in Denmark without a license from the Danish Medicines Agency.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens apply. Please contact the Danish Medicines Agency for further information. E-mail: udd@dkma.dk

Fee

No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue a permission to work at a Danish pharmacy or pharmacy hospital will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally you can expect to get an answer from The Danish Medicines Agency no later than three months after the presentation of a fully documented application.

In case of rejection

If you wish to make a complaint about the Danish Medicines Agency's decision or the processing of your application or notification, you must file such a complaint with the Ministry of Health. The Ministry will then assess whether the applicable procedural rules have been observed and will assess the legal framework on which the Danish Health and Medicines Agency has based its decision. The Ministry of Health and Prevention cannot assess the health professional aspects on which the decision is based.

Who to contact for questions?

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

Danish Medicines Agency

Pharmacies & Reimbursement

Axel Heides Gade 1

2300 Copenhagen S

T +45 72 22 74 00

E-mail: udd@dkma.dk

Pharmacist in Denmark are not authorized and you may work as a pharmacist in Denmark without permission from the Danish Medicines Agency if the workplace concerned is not a Danish pharmacy or hospital pharmacy.

Please contact Pharmadanmark (the Association of Danish Pharmacists) for further information www.pharmadanmark.dk

Public registers and databases

There is no register for pharmacist.

Legal basis in Danish law

Order no. 579 of 1. june 2014 on the assessment of foreign qualifications etc.

Order no. 511 of 13. may 2018 on access to the activities of pharmacist or pharmaconomist in Denmark for citizens from EU and EEA countries.

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

Directive 2005/36/EC Article 44 and Annex V, point 5.6.1 and 5.6.2.