Permission to hold the professional title occupational therapist / occupational therapist Grant

The activity as an occupational therapist is regulated by precise regulations in Germany. This means that in order to work as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist in Germany, you need a state permit. With this permission, you may use the professional title "occupational therapist" or "occupational therapist" and work in the profession. Permission to hold the professional title of occupational therapist or occupational therapist is required to practise the said profession. It must be applied for. Permission is granted if you have not been guilty of conduct which gives rise to unreliability in the pursuit of the profession, are suitable for the exercise of the profession from a health point of view, have passed the state examination for occupational therapists after 3 years of training, have the knowledge of the German language necessary for the pursuit of the profession.

- official certificate of leadership in the original (not older than 3 months) - Proof of health suitability for the pursuit of occupational therapy (not older than 3 months)


Preconditions
After 3 years of training passed state examination for occupational therapists Health suitability (meaning that you can work mentally and physically as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist.) Reliability for work as an occupational therapist or occupational therapist no criminal record Proof of the german language required for the job. This is usually the level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
You can apply in writing for permission to use the professional title "occupational therapist" or "occupational therapist" using the available form: Download and print the form online. 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
04.03.2020