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State recognition as a training centre for members of certain health professions

Continuing education courses in the professions mentioned in § 1 of the Ordinance on Continuing Education in Health Professions (GesFBWeitBiV ND) must be carried out at state-approved continuing education institutions.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family in the Lüneburg branch.

This procedure can also be handled by a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.


  • The requirements result from § 4 of the Ordinance on Continuing Education in Health Professions (GesFBWeitBiV ND).

Which documents are required?

Documents are required in accordance with § 4 of the Ordinance on Continuing Education in Health Professions.

  • Informal application from the training centre
  • Designation of the planned training
  • Concept of continuing education (number of participants per course, dates, appointment of teachers, curriculum, etc.)
  • Proof of qualification(s) of the continuing education director(s)
  • Copy of the employment contract of the training director(s)
  • Proof of qualifications of all teachers
  • Floor plan of the classrooms
  • Copies of cooperation agreements with potential cooperation partners

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is determined - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 48.14.5 - depending on the time spent. However, a minimum of EUR 500.00 and a maximum of EUR 2000.00 will be charged.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)