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Apply for permission to use the professional title of nursing assistant


Nursing assistants are an important part of the healthcare system. They support certified professionals in the daily care and support of sick people.

The training lasts 1 year full-time and a maximum of 2 years part-time. It consists of theoretical and practical lessons at a state-approved school at a hospital. You will also undergo practical training in a hospital or other suitable facilities.  

Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be a state-certified nursing assistant. This allows you to use the professional title "nursing assistant" or "nursing assistant" in Saxony-Anhalt and work in this profession.

If you also want to work in other federal states, you should apply for permission to use the professional title "nursing assistant". It is a protected professional title and valid throughout Germany. Permission is granted in the form of a certificate.

You can also apply for permission to use the professional title if you have completed appropriate training abroad.

  • You have passed the state examination to become a nursing assistant,
  • or you have worked for at least 3 years in the medical service of the Bundeswehr, the Federal Police or the police of a country and have
  • passed the medical examination and the technical part of the non-commissioned officer examination for non-commissioned officers in the medical service of the Bundeswehr,
  • have passed the specialist examination for use as a medical officer with the Federal Police or
  • a professional examination for use in the medical service of the police of a state stock.
  • You are in good health to be able to practice this profession (medical certificate)
  • Application for a permit to use the professional title
  • Certificate of state examination in officially certified copy (or by educational institution)
  • medical certificate stating your physical fitness (not older than 3 months)
  • Certificate of good conduct of document type "O" for submission to an authority not older than 3 months
  • Copy of identity card or passport

The issuance of the permit certificate costs 65.00 euros.

In addition, there are the costs for the delivery of the permit certificate.

You can apply for permission to use the professional title "nursing assistant" at State Examination Office for Health Professions of the State Administration Office of Saxony-Anhalt.

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Integration of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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