Podiatry in Norway


Title of degree:Education process:Number of years/hours/ECTS:Degree:Continuous education mandatory:Name of regulated profession:
Middle school Footerapeuter2y middle school + possibility 30 ECTS biomechanical therapyAuthorization as a ‘Fotterapeuter’No


Is podiatry recognised:Governmental recognition:Is there a board that regulates the profession (cfr HCPC – AHPRA – Ordre des Podologues):Is there automatic recognition of degree (with or without exam)? With competences based on your training?:Hours of mandatory CPD/CME yearly?:Link to local applicable legislation:

Foreign podiatrists in Norway

Those who are trained in Europe must apply to (SAK) the state of Norway.
Those who come from outside the EU must also seek (SAK), but they must take exams in parts of the subject.
They must work under Norwegian regulations

In order to perform the profession and use the professional title in Norway you need to meet certain minimum requirements from laws and regulations. If you have obtained your professional qualification abroad, you must apply for recognition from Norwegian authorities. You will find information about documentation requirements and the application process here.

Please submit the application electronically via the service Application for authorisation and license as a healthcare professional. If you do not already have a Norwegian national ID-number, you will need to register a user account for the Altinn services. Please access the registration procedure here.

Q&A – What to know about podiatry in this country

Is there free access for patients?
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
Is the podiatrist allowed to perform surgery?
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
How many podiatrists are active in this country?
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?

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