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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

Other service-related formalities

Other service-related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service the following service-related formalities, which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact, must be obeyed:

The following authorisations and notifications may be required:

  • Distance learning course; application for admission

    According to the Distance Learning Protection Act (Fernunterrichtsschutzgesetz - Fern-USG), distance learning courses require approval by the State Central Office for Distance Learning. A contract for a non-approved course is void.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes academic instruction focusing on professional training in a specific field and providing both theoretical background knowledge and practical skills in the currently exercised or future profession. This professional training program aims to prepare the students for a general professional field or for a specific profession.


  • Buchführungsunterricht (selbstständige Lehrer/innen in der Berufsbildung)
  • Internet-Schulungen (berufliche Erwachsenenbildung)
  • Selbstständige Lehrer/innen (Unterricht in der Berufsbildung)
  • Sprachunterricht (selbstständige Lehrer/innen)
  • Stenographielehrer/innen in der Berufsbildung, selbstständige
  • Tageskurse (berufliche Erwachsenenbildung)