ÁEEK | Emberi Erőforrás Fejlesztési Főigazgatóság - Certificate of Good Standing

Certificate of Good Standing

What kind of qualifications can the certificate of good standing be issued of?

This document can be issued for all applicants who hold a healthcare qualification obtained or recognised (nostrificated) in Hungary.

What does the certificate of good standing attest?

The CGS attests that the Applicant

  • has a clean criminal record, and is not under the effect of a non-appealable sentence imposed for a criminal offence suspending the health care activity concerned on the day of issue of this certificate;
  • is not under the effect of a non-appealable sentence imposed for the violation of the professional ethical rules;
  • is entitled or not to pursue the healthcare activity in Hungary.*

*The entitlement to pursue the healthcare activity depends on the membership to the competent chamber and on the validity of the Operational Registration:

  • if the Applicant does not have a membership in the chamber, the Applicant is not entitled to pursue the healthcare activity in Hungary at all**,
  • if the Applicant has a membership in the chamber, but does not have a valid Operational Registration, the Applicant is entitled to pursue the healthcare activity with supervision in Hungary,
  • if the Applicant has a membership in the chamber, and has a valid Operational Registration, the Applicant is entitled to pursue the healthcare activity without supervision in Hungary.

** From 1st January 2017 for those healthcare professionals who have foreign citizenship (other than Hungarian), it is not obligatory to have the membership in the professional chamber any more IF the professional does not intend to pursue healthcare activities in Hungary, so the Hungarian Operational Registration (the license to practice) is needed only for the recognition of his/her professional qualification abroad.

In accordance with the above writtens the healthcare professional with foreign citizenship can get the Operational Registration without holding a membership in the chamber, but he/ she is required to attach the Hungarian or English version of a declaration („Declaration for foreign citizens”) to the application for the Operational Registration. (For the form and further information please contact the Department of Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +36/1-411-1146).

You need to submit the following documents in the procedure (by post or in person at our customer service or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ):

  • application form filled out and signed by the Applicant,
  • copy of the valid passport/ID card,
  • copy of any official document concerning the applicant’s registered address
  • copy of the diploma,
  • receipt of bank transfer or the postal cheque about the payment of the fee of the procedure.

In case of applications for Certificate of Good Standing, the Applicant automatically authorises the Center to contact the criminal authority in order to obtain the data required for the issuance of the certificate.