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Apply for a license to use the professional title of masseur and medical bath attendant.


The profession of masseur and medical bath attendant is regulated in Germany.

This means: In order to be able to work as a masseur and medical bath attendant in Germany, you must apply for a state permit. With this permit you are allowed to use the professional title "Masseur und medizinischer Bademeister" and work in the profession.

You must apply for the permit at the responsible office.

Once you have submitted the application and all documents are complete, the competent body will check whether you meet all the requirements.

If you meet all the requirements, you will receive the permit.

You may not start working until you have received the permit.

The permit is granted if you

  • have completed the vocational or higher education training prescribed by this Act and have passed the final state examination
  • have not been guilty of any conduct that would render you unreliable to practice the profession,
  • are not unfit for the practice of the profession from a health point of view
  • have the knowledge of the German language required for the practice of the profession

You will need the following documents to process the application:

  • Proof of the state examination certificate, confirming that the training period prescribed by the respective law has been completed and the state examination has been passed, or the certificate confirming the equivalence of the foreign professional qualification.
  • Proof of reliability; this is a confirmation that the person is not guilty of any behavior that would make him/her unreliable to practice the profession. This can be done by submitting an official certificate of good conduct for presentation to the authorities, not older than 3 months when the permit is granted.
  • Medical certificate stating that the person is not unfit to exercise the profession from a health point of view, not older than 3 months when permission is granted.
  • Since the institution must be authorized to accept trainees by the locally competent body according to the law on masseurs and physiotherapists, please attach a copy of the authorization notice (available to the institution) to the application items. Alternatively, the responsible agency and file number and date of said notice may be noted on the internship verification (please use form listed above).
  • Confirmation of having the necessary knowledge of the German language for the performance of the professional activity.

Is based on the respective administrative fee regulations of the state or on the fee statutes of the bodies responsible under state law.

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Comment for more information on processing time:

If the documents are complete, your application will be processed promptly.

§ 1 paragraph 1 of the Masseur and Physiotherapist Act

§ 7 of the Law on Professions in Physical Therapy

Forms available: Yes

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance required: No

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Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)