Authorisation and License for Health Personnel
The Norwegian Directorate of Health is responsible for granting authorisation required for all categories of professions within the legally regulated health sector.

Authorisation represents a full and permanent approval, while licenses impose one or more limitations with respect to duration, independent or supervised practice/training etc.

Read more here.


About language reguirements

You can start learning Norwegian by attending our beginner online selfstudy courses.

See our courses here.



Requirements for applicants in health sector

These regulations regards Medical Practitioner, General Nurse, Dentist,  Pharmacist and Prescriptionist  with an education from outside the EU/EEA.


Step 1: Applicants who have received their education as equivalent to equivalent Norwegian education or are considered competent will receive a confirmation that they can proceed to step 2.

Step 2: You must document having completed and passed additional requirements:

Language requirements: Level B2. Written test NOK. 2 390,-. Oral test NOK 1 030,-.

You can find information about the test here.

• Courses in national subjects: NOK 13 100,-.


Course in national subjects consists of the following subjects
• The construction and organization of health services
• Health and social justice
• Cultural understanding
• National focus areas

The course is organized two times a year, spring and autumn at several places in Norway. Duration is 10 weeks.