The National Board of Health and Welfare has mandated universities to perform proficiency tests for all professions that are subject to a licence requirement.
Many, but not all, proficiency tests are divided into a theoretical part and a practical part. The proficiency test usually requires long and intensive preparation. Umeå University offers proficiency tests for doctors; Gothenburg University for nurses; and Uppsala University for psychologists. The Karolinska Institute offers proficiency tests for dentists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and biomedical analysts. More information about proficiency tests for the various professions is available on the site of the National Board of Health and Welfare.
The Swedish Public Employment Service offers preparatory courses for proficiency tests in cooperation with universities. You can read more about the preparatory course for doctors on the site of Gothenburg University.
Read more about proficiency tests for each profession below