Approval as pharmacist/pharmacist Grant Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone wishing to pursue the profession of pharmacist in Germany requires a separate professional qualification: a licence or a professional licence.

Approval is the more comprehensive professional approval.

Documents are required. Please contact the appropriate body.


  • The approval is subject to various conditions, which are based on
    • successful degree in Germany or equivalent training abroad,
    • nationality as well as
    • personal and health suitability for the exercise of the profession.


If you want to work as a pharmacist abroad, you will usually need a Certificate of Good Standing (future: Certificate of Current Professional Status). This certificate shall also be issued by the competent authority, provided that the profession was last practised in Lower Saxony.

Related Links

  • Bundes-Apothekerordnung (BApO)
  • Approbationsordnung für Apotheker (AAppO)

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