Working in Germany: the official website
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Recognition of foreign qualifications

Recognition of qualifications in Germany

Recognition finder (German, English and other languages)

Federal Recognition Act (PDF) (German)

The EU Recognition Directive (German, English)

Länder regulations (German, English)

Financial aid for the recognition procedure (German)


The information portal for foreign professional qualifications – BQ Portal (PDF)

Information on foreign professional qualifications and professional training systems (German, English)

Graphic showing the recognition procedure (German, English)

Checklist of required documents (German)


The Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB)

Recognition of foreign diplomas (German, English)


European Commission

Database of regulated professions (German, English)


“Unternehmen Berufsanerkennung” project team

Information about the recognition of professional qualification (German)


KOFA (centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals) (PDF)

Recognition of vocational credentials

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