Training professions in the field of administration of justice; application for determination of the equivalence of a foreign professional qualification
You can have the equivalence of a foreign, non-academic professional training in the field of administration of justice determined with a German comparable profession (e.g. paralegal or notary's assistant).
The prerequisite for determining equivalence is that the applicant has acquired the ability to perform a comparable professional activity in Germany on the basis of their foreign professional qualification. In addition, there must be no significant differences between the proven professional qualification and the corresponding domestic professional qualification.
The equivalence of a foreign professional qualification is determined upon application. This must be submitted to the bar association or notary's office responsible for the respective domestic professional training and otherwise to the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice.
Equivalence can only be determined for training occupations that are covered by the scope of application of the Professional Qualifications Assessment Act or the Bavarian Professional Qualifications Assessment Act. It is therefore not possible to determine equivalence for the profession of Rechtspfleger, for example.
The competent body shall confirm receipt of the application for determination of equivalence within one month of receipt of the application. It will decide on the application no later than three months after receipt of all required documents. The deadline can be extended if necessary.
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide:
Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.
- The competent authority will inform you of the amount of the costs charged for determining the equivalence of the training. The costs can be paid by bank transfer (also via online banking).
An action against the decision can be brought before the administrative court.
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Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz
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