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Department 95.2 Recognition Office for Health Professions

Head of Department

Deputy Director

Dr. Jochen Theurer
Government Director
0711 904-39104

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Academic and non-academic health professions

Recognition of educational qualifications FOREIGN

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Rural doctor quota

Selection procedure


Our tasks

The department is the recognition and licensing authority for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and psychotherapists with foreign training. It also grants members of these professional groups with foreign training, if the legal requirements are met, professional licences valid for Baden-Württemberg, which are usually limited in subject matter and limited in time.

In the case of health and care professions (e.g. nursing and physiotherapy) as well as social care professions (e.g. geriatric care), the department approves and supervises the corresponding schools/training centres for the area of the administrative district, conducts the examinations for the graduates and grants them permission to use the protected occupational title if they pass or if they have comparable foreign training.

The unit is also responsible for the application and selection procedure within the frame-work of the rural doctor quota. In the winter semester of each year, applicants can apply for one of the 75 study places in the application portal.

Information and forms

Certificate Of Good Standing or EU Certificate Of Conformity

Academic health professions
Application for a CogS for health professions with domestic training (in german)
Midwives with foreign recognition (pdf, 120 KB) (in german)
MTA and nursing professions with foreign recognition (pdf, 162 KB) (in german)

Applications for an EU certificate of conformity for health professions with domestic training in the administrative district of Stuttgart: please write an E-Mail to

Duplicate Approbation Certificate / Permission Certificate / Certificate

The authority responsible for issuing a duplicate/replacement certificate for the academic health professions, health care professions, nursing professions and social care professions is the authority that issued the original certificate.

  • Thus, the Stuttgart Regional Council is only responsible if the original document was also issued by the Stuttgart Regional Council.

To apply for a duplicate, please complete, sign and return the attached application form (please select the form applicable to your profession) by post to the following address:

Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart
Referat 95.2
Ruppmannstr. 21
70565 Stuttgart

As a rule, you will not receive a written confirmation of receipt, but, if necessary, information about missing documents that need to be submitted as well.

Please note that there is usually a waiting period of approx. 4-6 weeks until the German certificate of good conduct (document type "OB"/ for submission to an authority!) is available at our authority.

Please send specific application-related enquiries by e-mail, stating your name, date of birth and job title as well as a call-back number to (or, if known, directly to the person responsible for you).

Application for a duplicate of my licence to practise medicine (pdf, 53 KB) (in german)
Application for the issuance of a duplicate of a certificate of approval for training comple-ted abroad (pdf, 104 KB) (in german)