You have obtained a university degree abroad in the field of childhood education. You would like to have this degree recognized in Bavaria and receive state recognition as a childhood educator.
In Bavaria, you have a legal right to an individual evaluation as to whether you are allowed to use the above professional 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 guidelines that provide for this qualification.
State-recognized childhood educators 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 studies in Bavaria, it will be explained by which measures these can be compensated. After completion of the compensatory measures or if all requirements are immediately met, 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 information sheet (see "Further links").