Permission to use the job title Dietitian / Dietitian Granted

You can apply for permission to use the professional title dietician at the State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health (LAVG).

The activity as a dietician in Germany is regulated by precise regulations. This means that in order for you to be able to work as a dietician in Germany, you need a state permit. With this permission, you are allowed to use the job title "dietician" and work in the profession.

Permission to use the professional title "dietician" or "dietician" is required to practice the said profession. It must be applied for. Permission is granted if you

  • have not been guilty of conduct resulting in unreliability for the exercise of the profession,
  • are suitable for practising the profession from a health point of view,
  • have passed the state examination for dieticians after 3 years of training,
  • have the necessary knowledge of the German language for the exercise of the professional activity.

- official certificate of good conduct in the original (not older than 3 months)

- Proof of health suitability for the profession of dietician (not older than 3 months)

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Application for permission to use the professional title "Dietician" (signed in the original)
  • Proof of health suitability to practice the profession (not older than 3 months)

Preconditions

  • State examination for dieticians passed after 3 years of training
  • health aptitude (This means that you can work mentally and physically as a dietitian.)
  • Reliability for working as a dietitian
  • no criminal record.
  • Proof of the German language skills required for the job. This is usually the B2 language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Hints

Comparable training qualifications obtained outside Germany can be recognised as equivalent in accordance with § 2 (2) DiätAssG.

If you have a corresponding, completed training outside Germany, you may (in accordance with EU law) work as a service provider temporarily and occasionally without permission in accordance with § 1 DiätAssG in Germany. You must report this to the LAVG in advance.

Related Links

  • § 1 paragraph 1 Dietitian Act (DiätAssG)

Related Links

  • Contact State Office for Occupational Safety, Consumer Protection and Health (LAVG) on the granting of permits

You can apply for permission to use the job title "Dietician" in writing using the form provided:

  • Download the form online and print it out.
  • Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence.
  • Submit the application documents to the LAVG.
  • You will then receive the desired permission by post and transfer the fee provided for this purpose.

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Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
05.03.2020