This article has been written in conjunction with Employland, giving you a thorough guide around the process for recognition in Germany of your qualifications gained abroad.
Employland is an internet platform available in both German and English, through which international professionals can find work in Germany.
If requested, Employland can also help manage a foreigner’s residence and work permits.
Foreign qualification recognition in Germany is an important bureaucratic step in many cases for professionals looking to find work. However, qualification recognition, what it is, and whom it is for is not a widely known process.
Foreign qualification recognition in Germany: Guiding you through the confusion!
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What is Qualification Recognition?
Qualification recognition is a process by which a professional’s qualification (education, training, work experience, certificates, etc.) is compared to its German reference qualification in order to evaluate whether the foreign qualification is equivalent to the German qualification for the same profession. If so, the professional is granted proof of equivalence by the appropriate German authority, or Anerkennungsstelle, a prerequisite to exercise certain professions in Germany.
Which Professions Require Qualification Recognition?
Before diving into how to go about foreign qualification recognition in Germany, you should first know if you even need them recognized in the first place.
In Germany, every regulated profession requires qualification recognition for foreign professionals.
Regulated professions includ