Professional recognition refers to the evaluation and - in case of a positive decision - the confirmation of equivalence of a foreign training qualification with a German qualification.
Professions and training coursesInformation concerning professions, advanced vocational qualifications, school and university degrees
Fees and ExpensesInformation concerning fees and charges of the responsible authorities for recognition processes
Legal remedyInformation concerning options in case of a declined application for recognition of qualification
ApplicationInformation on submitting an application for recognition of foreign professional qualification
Information in other portals
The multilingual portal provides information on how foreign professional qualifications can be recognized in Germany. The special service feature of the website is the "Recognition Finder". If you need guidance, you can use this to find the authority that is responsible for the application process in just a few clicks. The portal also bundles together important information concerning the legal principles, the recognition processes in the individual professions and counseling services.
The "anabin" database provides information concerning the evaluation of foreign education certificates. This information provides a solid basis for a decision by the authorities and universities that are responsible for recognition of foreign education certificates. It should also allow employers, employees and the broader public to assess the value of a foreign qualification.
Further information within this context
Information concerning the recognition of foreign professional qualifications