Exercise of the Medical Permission Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A naturopath is who practises medicine professionally without being appointed as a doctor. The practice of medicine is any professional or commercial activity to detect, cure or alleviate diseases, suffering or bodily harm in human beings, even if it is carried out in the service of others.

If you want to establish yourself as a naturopath for the practice of medicine, you need a permit. Permission entitles you to the professional title "Heilpraktiker" or "Heilpraktikerin".

  • short-term CV
  • the birth certificate or an extract from the family book
  • proof of identity
  • an official certificate of leadership not exceeding one month
  • a statement of whether a judicial criminal or public prosecutor's investigation is pending against the applicant
  • an explanation of whether and, if so, which authority has previously applied for a permit under the Heilpraktikergesetz (HeilPrG)
  • a medical certificate not exceeding one month, which does not show that the applicant is responsible for physical or physical impairment or of an addiction which is relevant to the Exercise of the profession as a naturopath required aptitude is lacking
  • proof that the applicant has completed at least the secondary school

Related Links

  • Heilpraktikergesetz (HeilPrG)


  • Knowledge review by the expert committee at the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family


Detailed information can be found on the websites of the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family.

  • Website des Niedersächsischen Landesamtes für Soziales, Jugend und Familie

Related Links

  • § 1 Heilpraktikergesetz (HeilprG)
  • Erste Durchführungsverordnung zum Gesetz über die berufsmäßige Ausübung der Heilkunde ohne Bestallung

Part of the procedure is an official medical examination. The knowledge review takes place on specified examination dates. Therefore, inform the competent authority in good time about the respective application deadline for the application.

Related Links

  • Hinweise zur Überprüfung nach dem Heilpraktikergesetz auf den Internetseiten des Niedersächsischen Landesamts für Soziales, Jugend und Familie

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