“RECOGNITION IN GERMANY” PROVIDES GUIDANCE
Refugees may also find it important to gain recognition of the professional or vocational qualifications they hold in order to gain entry to the German labour market. In some cases, recognition is a mandatory prerequisite to work in certain professions. “Recognition in Germany” has collated the relevant information and services relating to how such professional recognition can be obtained.
Over the past few months, Germany has received a large number of refugees from countries such as Syria. Many are permitted to work in Germany and have already acquired a professional or vocational qualification in their homeland. The question they face is whether they are able to work in Germany in the profession or occupation in which they have trained. In some professions (such as doctor, teacher or nurse), recognition of the foreign professional qualification is a mandatory requirement. Recognition can also increase labour market opportunities in other occupations since employers are better able to evaluate what an applicant has learned.