You must make your to the competent authority.
Many members of staff in the competent authorities only speak German. Counselling beforehand is also helpful for this reason.
The following documents are always necessary:
- Application form or application without a specified form
- Proof of identity
- Evidence of your professional qualification
- Evidence of the content and duration of your professional qualification
In many cases you may be required to submit the documents. Find out which documents you need to submit in the Recognition finder.
Do you no longer have all the documents relating to your professional qualification? If so, you may be able to provide evidence of your professional competencies in a skills analysis. The skills analysis is available for dual training occupations, master craftsperson occupations and advanced training occupations A skills analysis may be a:
- Work sample
- Professional discussion
- Trial work in a company
There are also other procedures in the regulated sector. For example you can complete an adaptation period or take a test.
Do you come from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or from Switzerland? If so, then you can apply to the EU for the European Professional Card (EPC) for the following professions: pharmacist, mountain guide, estate agent, general nurse, physiotherapist.
You can apply for the EPC on the EU website. You then do not need to make any other application for recognition.