Audiologist

Audiologist Administrator Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:14
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February 1 to December 31, 2020 will be a transitional period. Your application will then still be assessed based on Directive 2005/36/EC and the decisions that are made then are valid even after the end of the transitional period.

You need a licence to work in Sweden

If you want to work as an audiologist in Sweden you need a Swedish licence. This professional title is protected. This means that only those who have a licence to practice are allowed to call themselves an audiologist.

You need to get your qualifications recognised to be able to get a licence. This means that we evaluate whether your qualification and any practical experience is comparable to the Swedish requirements for an audiologist.

You also need to have language skills in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. If you are unable to speak any of these languages we recommend that you begin by learning Swedish if you would like to work in Sweden.

You can apply for a licence from us. You do not need a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer) and you do not need to live in Sweden to apply and be granted a licence. But it is important that you notify us when you have received a Swedish social security number so that we can update the information in the register for Healthcare professionals.

Work temporarily in Sweden

If you plan to work in Sweden for a shorter period of time, you can either apply for a permanent license to practice or apply for a temporary license to practice. In order to obtain a temporary license to practice you must be able to prove that you are only planning to work temporarily, that you fulfil all the requirements to work in your profession and that you are currently working in your profession.

Please contact us if you wish to apply for a temporary license to practice, or if you are unsure about which license to apply for.

If you plan to work in Sweden for an unknown period of time we recommend that you apply for a permanent license to practice. To do this, follow the steps above.

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How you can prove your language skills

How you can prove your language skills Johanna Embretsen Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:11

You need to be able to speak Swedish, Danish or Norwegian

To be able to get a Swedish licence, you need to have language skills in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. This applies even if you are a citizen of Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Norway.

If you do not speak any of these languages we recommend that you begin learning Swedish as soon as you decide that you want to work in Sweden.

How to prove your skills in Swedish

For example, you can prove your language skills by submitting a passing grade or approved results from

You can also prove your language skills by letting a health care provider assess if you have the language skills that are needed in order to work in your profession. The health care provider should fill in the form and describe how the assessment has been made.

Form for assessment of language skills (in Swedish)

How to prove your skills in Danish or Norwegian

Instead of Swedish you can have equivalent skills in Danish or Norwegian.

For example, you can prove your language skills by submitting a passing grade or approved results from

You can also prove your language skills by letting a health care provider assess if you have the language skills that are needed in order to work in your profession. The health care provider should fill in the form and describe how the assessment has been made.

Form for assessment of language skills (in Swedish)

Another option is to send a certificate showing that you have completed a degree in Danish or Norwegian at university or college.

Send supporting documents with your application

Send a certified copy of your diploma or other certificate showing your language skills with your licence application.

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Apply for a licence

Apply for a licence Johanna Embretsen Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:11

You can apply for a licence in different ways

You can apply by

Licence application web form

License application form

How to apply

You apply by paying the fee, completing the web form or application form and sending it to us along with the required documents.

Pay the application fee when you send in your application

The fee for applying for a licence is SEK 870. If you use another currency, make sure that you pay the exact amount in SEK. Keep in mind that exchange rates vary from day to day. Please send your payment to Bankgiro 790-3750 when you send in your application. If you send your payment from abroad, please send it to IBAN: SE3612000000012810104980, SWIFT: DABASESX.

Write your personal identity number (personnummer) in the message box in the format YYYYMMDDXXXX, without hyphens, dashes or spaces. If you do not have a Swedish personal identity number please enter your date of birth in the format YYYYMMDD, and you name in the format firstnamesurname. Please note that if someone else is making the payment, they need to enter your personal identity number.

Sending in the application

Please send

Please also send copies and translations of your

If you are educated in a Nordic country, you do not need to send a certificate to show that you are not prohibited from pursuing your profession.

Applicants with qualifications from the EU or EEA

If you were educated within the EU or EEA, please send certified copies and translations of

If neither your profession nor you qualification is regulated in the country where you qualified, you also need to prove that you have worked in your profession for at least one of the past ten years in one or more EU or EEA countries.

You can do this by sending in one or more employment certificates with your application. Send in certified copies of the certificate(s), both translated and also in the original language.

If you do not know if the profession or qualification is regulated, contact the competent authority in your country of qualification.

Applicants educated outside of the EU and EEA

Applicants educated outside of the EU and EEA may apply in the same way as those educated within the EU or EEA in some cases. This applies to those who have had their qualification recognised in an EU or EEA country and have worked there in their profession for three years.

To demonstrate this, in addition to the above documents, send certified copies and translations of

If you have been licenced in a Nordic country you do not need to have worked there for three years to apply to us.

If you have not worked in an EU or EEA country for three years you must instead apply as someone who qualified outside of the EU and EEA.

Requesting a certificate from an authority

Contact the competent authority of the EU or EEA country where you were educated or last worked in your profession to request the certificates showing that you

If you do not know which authority to contact, search the EU Regulated professions database.

How to have your documents translated

Documents which are written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English do not need to be translated. The translation can be performed in any country. Translation means that a certified translator translates your documents to Swedish or English.

We cannot send documents back

We are unable, by law, to send the documents you send to us with your application back to you.

EU and EEA
The countries included in the EU are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The EEA includes the EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Switzerland is neither an EU nor EEA member. If you qualified or have worked in Switzerland you can apply in the same was as those who qualified or have worked in an EU or EEA country.
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What happens to your application?

What happens to your application? Johanna Embretsen Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:11

Applications are examined in date order

Once we have received your application you will receive an automatic confirmation, if you have filled in your email address on the application form. We examine your application in date order and it can take varying amounts of time for the different applications.

If your application is incomplete we may sometimes contact the competent authority in your country of qualification to get additional information.

If you are eligible to receive a licence we always search the Swedish police records as a last step. We do this because you cannot obtain a licence if you have committed a serious crime. In such cases we contact you.

How long does it take to receive notification of our decision?

Once we receive an application which includes all of the required documents and payment has been received, it will take 3–4 months before you receive your decision. Sometimes we need more information and in this case we contact you. It takes longer if your application is incomplete.

Faster with completed applications

In order to receive your decision as soon as possible it is important that you send all of the documents from the beginning when you apply.

When we have made our decision you will receive it through the post

You receive our decision through the post. Keep in mind that a decision does not always mean that you are awarded the licence or recognition of a specialist qualification or permission to use the title of specialised nurse. Since you may not work in your profession before you have received a licence to practice or recognition of a specialist qualification or permission to use the title of specialised nurse it is a good idea to wait for the decision before you accept a job.

If you receive a licence or recognition of a specialist qualification this will be registered in The National Board of Health and Welfare's (Socialstyrelsens) register of licenced healthcare professionals (HOSP).

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Once you have received our decision

Once you have received our decision Johanna Embretsen Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:11

If you have received a licence

Once you have received a licence as an audiologist you may begin working in your profession. You do not need to register with any authority, union or similar.

To find a job contact employers directly or the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

If your application has been rejected

If your application is rejected for failure to comply with the requirements of EU directive 2005/36/EC, you can work in a non-licenced profession.

Non-licenced professions in healthcare include professions such as a pharmaceutical technician, assistant nurse, dental assistant or nursing assistant. In these cases it is up to the employer to decide whether you have the required skills.

You can also choose to study to take a Swedish exam and then apply for a licence. Information on how to apply and what is required for admission is available on universityadmissions.se and studera.nu.

In some cases you can get your qualification evaluated and recognised by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR). This can be helpful when applying for a job or when you want to study.

If you have received a decision with compensatory measures

Have you received a decision with compensatory measures? Then you should complete the compensatory measure stated in the decision in order to have your professional qualifications recognized. You can choose between an aptitude test or an adaptation period as a compensatory measure. A license to practice your profession will be granted when you have submitted documentation to Socialstyrelsen proving that you have successfully completed the compensatory measure. When submitting documentation from the compensatory measure no fee is charged.

How to appeal

If you have received a decision with compensatory measures, you can appeal the decision within three weeks from the date you receive the decision from us. You appeal by sending a brief written explanation to us about why you are not satisfied with the decision. We will review your case again to see if we can make a different decision. If a different decision is not made, your case is sent on to the administrative court (Förvaltningsrätten) who makes its own decision.

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