You will undergo your clinical training at two workplaces for three months each in no particular order. You complete one training period at a maternity ward and another one at a midwife’s clinic.
In order to practice as a midwife you need to have a temporary permission, i.e. a special authorisation. The workplace must apply for special authorisation at least one month before you are due to start. You cannot apply yourself. You may not begin practicing until the application submitted by the workplace has been approved.
Your period of clinical training will last for 6 months, 3 months on each workplace. You must find both training positions yourself. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) does not give any financial aid during your clinical training.
If you have questions on how to support yourself during that time it might be a good idea to contact the Public Employment Service, (Arbetsförmedlingen).
No. You will need to undergo clinical training even if you have practised your profession before. Previous experience does not entitle you to a shorter period of clinical training.
Contact us at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. You can send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 075-247 30 00.