You have obtained a university degree abroad in the field of social pedagogy or social work. You would like to have this degree recognized in Bavaria and receive state recognition as a social pedagogue.
In Bavaria, you have a legal right to an individual assessment of whether you are allowed to use the above job titles based on your foreign degree.
The state recognition is a prerequisite for certain work activities, if this is required in the sense of the specialist requirement of the respective social security codes. This applies in particular to sovereign tasks and to activities based on directives that provide for this qualification.
State-recognized social pedagogues are professional secrecy holders within the meaning of Section 203 of the Criminal Code.
State recognition may also be relevant for pay under collective bargaining agreements.
The recognition office for social and childhood educators checks the requirements for obtaining state recognition. The existing professional qualifications are presented positively.
If there are significant differences between your professional qualifications and the contents of your studies in Bavaria, the measures that can be taken to compensate for these differences are outlined.
Once the compensatory measures have been completed, or if all requirements are met immediately, the recognition office issues the state recognition.
Employers decide on the one hand whether to fill the respective position only with an applicant with state recognition and on the other hand about the professional and personal suitability of the applicant.
Further information on the requirements, the examination process and data protection in the recognition procedure can be found in the fact sheets (see "Further links").