Accreditation of health professions

Basic and advanced training programmes for healthcare professionals require successful accreditation. The quality assurance procedure is based on the provisions of the Medical Professions Act (MedBG/LPMéd), the Psychology Professions Act (PsyG/LPsy) and the Health Professions Act (GesBG/LPSan). Accreditation is a tool that helps the organisations responsible improve and develop the basic and advanced training they offer.

Health professions in the overview

For any questions regarding the following professions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Further information is available on the German, French or Italian pages.

Medical health professionals

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chiropractor
  • Veterinary surgeon


Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
CH-3003 Bern
Phone: +41 (0)58 462 94 83

Psychological health professionals

  • Psychotherapist
  • Children’s and adolescent psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Health psychologist


Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
Psychology Professions Commission (PsyCo)
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
CH-3003 Bern
Phone: +41 (0)58 464 38 18

health professions

  • nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • ergotherapists
  • midwives
  • dieticians/nutritionists
  • optometrists
  • Osteopaths

Last modification 15.12.2020

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