Work and training

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Since April 1st 2012, professional qualifications acquired abroad can be compared with the requirements for this profession in Germany.
Information about how the procedure works, how much costs, how long it takes and what documents you need can be found on the following pages:
Recognition of foreign professional qualifications
Recognition of foreign professional qualifications for late emigrants


Further assistance on professional recognition issues can also be obtained from the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as
Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training


In addition, you can make an initial examination of your documents on this homepage.