Professional recognition (

If you select a location, the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact and the responsible authority as well as locally valid information will be displayed.

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.

Formalities for professional recognition

Formalities for professional recognition

Professional recognition means the evaluation and – in the event of a positive decision – confirmation of the equivalence of foreign professional and vocational qualifications with German qualifications. A formal procedure takes place to consider whether training was equivalent to comparable training in Germany and whether the qualifications can be recognised.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service


  • Anerkennung der Hochschulzugangsberechtigung
  • Anerkennung für das Führen der Berufsbezeichnung
  • Anerkennung für die Ausübung des Berufs
  • Ausländische Qualifikation
  • Berufliche Anerkennung
  • Berufsanerkennung in Deutschland
  • Berufsanerkennungsrichtlinie
  • Berufszugang mit ausländischen Qualifikationen
  • Diplomanerkennung
  • Nicht reglementierter Beruf
  • Reglementierter Beruf
  • Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen