In our glossary, you can find a list of important terms related to work and life in Germany.
German: reglementierte Berufe
In Germany, there are regulated professions. This means that Germans and non-Germans are only allowed to work in these professions if they have obtained a very specific qualification. This applies, for example, to nurses, doctors, teachers and lawyers. It also applies to certain master craftsmen and craftswomen, if they work as self-employed entrepreneurs. People with a foreign qualification who wish to work in a regulated profession in Germany require recognition of their foreign qualification or a professional licence.