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Evidence of qualifications - Austria

This page is to explain what evidence of qualifications doctors who qualified in Austria need to supply to support their application.

Medical regulatory authority in Austria

Österreichsche Ärztekammer
Austrian Medical Chamber (AMC)
Weihburggasse 10- 12
A1010 Vienna
Austria
Tel: 00 43 1 51406 931
Fax: 00 43 1 51406 938
Website: www.aerztekammer.at

Below is information about:

Full registration with a licence to practise

The documents you will need to send to us depend on the date you started your basic medical training. Please see the table below.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your basic medical training on 1 January 1994 or later
  • A Doktor der gesamten Heilkunde (diploma of doctor of medicine)
Austrian university
You began your basic medical training before 1 January 1994
  • A Doktor der gesamten Heilkunde (diploma of doctor of medicine)

AND EITHER

Austrian university
  • A document confirming the training leading to the award of your Austrian primary qualification meets the standards detailed in Article 24 of The Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications (the Directive)

OR

Österreichische Arztekammer
  • A document confirming you have effectively and lawfully been engaged in actual medical practice for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Österreichische Arztekammer, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Applying for entry onto the Specialist Register

To be entered onto the Specialist Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

Your specialty must be listed in Annex V of the Directive by the country that awarded it and have a corresponding entry for the United Kingdom. If you are eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and entry onto the Specialist Register at the same time.

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your specialist training on 1 January 1994 or later
  • A Facharztdiplom (diploma of medical specialist)
Österreichische Arztekammer
You began your specialist training before 1 January 1994

 

  • A Facharztdiplom (diploma of medical specialist)

AND EITHER

Österreichische Arztekammer
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your specialist certificate meets the standards detailed in Articles 25, 26 and 27 as appropriate of the Directive

OR

Österreichische Arztekammer
  • If your specialist training does not meet those standards we will need a document confirming that you have been practising in the specialty in which your specialist certificate was awarded for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the award of the certificate (as detailed in Article 23.1 of the Directive)
Österreichische Arztekammer, or the competent authority of the EEA Member State or Switzerland where you are now working

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what specialist qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your specialist qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the Specialist Register, we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the Specialist Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.

Applying for entry onto the GP Register

To be entered onto the GP Register you must also hold full registration.

Direct entry

If you are eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register, as set out below, and you do not already hold full registration, you should apply for full registration with a licence to practise and GP registration at the same time.

The documents you will need to send us for entry onto the GP Register depend on the date on which you started your GP training:

Important dates Documents required Documents must be issued by:
You began your GP training on 1 January 1994 or later
  • • A Diplom über die besondere Ausbildung in der Allgemeinmedizin (diploma of general medicine)
Österreichische Arztekammer
You began your GP training before 1 January 1994
  • • A Diplom über die besondere Ausbildung in der Allgemeinmedizin (diploma of general medicine)

AND

Österreichische Arztekammer
  • A document confirming that the training leading to the award of your GP certificate meets the standards detailed in Article 28 of the Directive

OR

Österreichische Arztekammer

If you are eligible for entry onto the GP register, on the basis of acquired rights specific to general practitioners, you will need to send to us:

  • A certificate of acquired rights for general medical practice. The certificate must state that it was awarded to you in accordance with Article 30(1) of the Directive.
Österreichische Arztekammer

Equivalence

If you do not fulfil the above criteria you should complete an application for full registration first and tell us what general practice qualifications you do have. We will assess your application for full registration and review your general practice qualifications.

If you are not eligible for direct entry onto the GP Register we will refer you to our Specialist Applications Team once your full registration has been granted.

The team will tell you whether you are eligible to apply for entry onto the GP Register through specialty equivalence and advise you on what to do next.

See more guidance on specialty equivalence.