Do you have a school leaving certificate from a foreign country? Did you complete vocational training or university studies outside of Germany? Foreign professional qualifications can be recognized in Germany. On this website you will find answers to some commonly asked questions.

What is professional recognition?

For employment as a skilled worker in Germany, professional recognition is often important. Recognition is an assessment of the qualifications you earned in a foreign country. Having your qualifications officially recognized can help you gain employment in your profession. For some professions in Germany you need professional recognition in order to work in that field.

For the official recognition procedure, your qualifications will be compared to the standards set for a German profession. In Germany, different centers are responsible for checking equivalence.

We counsel – you decide

We inform you how to gain official recognition of your foreign qualification. The recognition procedure can take a long time. We are here to give you support during this time. Our counselling sessions are free of charge and voluntary. We can counsel you in English or German. If you prefer, we can arrange for a translator to be present during the counselling session.

Our counselling forms

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Counselling . Information . Support

During our counselling session, we will inform you about the following topics:

  • Which options do you have to apply for official recognition of your qualifications in Germany?
  • How do you apply for recognition of your qualifications?
  • Which recognition center is responsible for the assessment of your qualifications?
  • Which documents are needed to apply for recognition?
  • What can you do if some of your documents are missing?
  • How much does the application for official recognition cost?
  • Are there any possibilities to receive financial support?
  • What can you do, if you are not granted official recognition immediately?
  • How can you find relevant courses to finally gain recognition and how can you prepare for necessary tests?
  • We will guide you through the recognition process and help you if there are any problems.

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You can find our counselling centers throughout Bavaria:

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  • Nuremberg (for the districts of Ober-, Mittel- und Unterfranken)

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  • Augsburg (for the districts of Schwaben, Oberbayern without Munich, Oberpfalz)
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  • Munich (for the city and the metropolitan area of Munich)
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  • Passau (for the district of Niederbayern)
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