Permission to use the professional title of midwife / maternity nurse Granted

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

The activity as a midwife or maternity nurse in Germany is regulated by precise regulations. This means that in order to be able to work as a midwife or maternity nurse in Germany, you need a state permit. With this permission, you may use the professional title "midwife/maternity nurse" and work in the profession.

Permission to use the professional title of midwife or maternity nurse is required for the exercise of the aforementioned profession. It must be applied for. Permission is granted if you

  • have completed the training period prescribed by law and passed the state examination
  • 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 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 midwife or maternity nurse (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 "midwife/maternity nurse" (signed in the original)
  • Proof of health suitability to practice the profession (not older than 3 months)

Preconditions

  • State examination for midwives/maternity nurses passed after 3 years of training
  • health suitability (This means that you can work mentally and physically as a midwife/maternity nurse.)
  • Reliability for working as a midwife/maternity nurse
  • 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.

Related Links

  • § 3 Midwifery Act (HebG)
  • § 5 Midwifery Act (HebG)

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 professional title "midwife" or "maternity nurse" 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