Take a proficiency test

A proficiency test shows what you know and have learned

Once your education has been assessed, the next step is to take two different proficiency tests. First you need to take the test for nurses and then the test for midwives. The Swedish training to become a midwife is a supplementary training that follows the training to become a nurse. You therefor have to show your skills and knowledge both as a nurse and as a midwife. A licence to practice as a nurse responsible for general care is however not a requirement for a licence to practice as a midwife.

The tests will determine whether your proficiency meets the requirements for successfully completing the remaining steps. The test is administered in Swedish and you will have to know Swedish in order to pass the test.

First you take the proficiency test for nurses

First you take the proficiency test for nurses. The University of Gothenburg arranges the test on our behalf and sends the results to us.

The test contains a theoretical part and a practical part. You have to pass the theoretical part before you can do the practical part. You will have up to three attempts to pass the theoretical part and three attempts to pass the practical one. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt you will from that day on have a time limit of five years to pass it.

For more information on dates and registration, go to the University of Gothenburg's website.

You also need to take the proficiency test for midwives

When you have passed the proficiency test for nurses you can choose between two options. You can either choose to continue towards a licence as a nurse responsible for general care before you continue towards a licence as a midwife. You can also choose to continue towards a licence as a midwife directly and take the proficiency test for midwives.

Lund University arranges the test on our behalf and sends the results to us. The test contains a theoretical part and a practical part. You have to pass the theoretical part before you can do the practical part. You will have up to three attempts to pass the theoretical part and three attempts to pass the practical one. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt you will from that day on have a time limit of five years to pass it. If you have passed the theoretical part, but have not passed the practical part yet, the five years limit starts counting on July 1, 2019.

For more information on dates and registration, go to Lund University's website