Legal Basis

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Federal Government’s Recognition Act

The Recognition Act for the procedure to assess professional qualifications came into effect on 1 April 2012. The following tells you what has changed with the law.

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EU Recognition Directive

Do you come from an EU Member State? Here you can find out more about the EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EC).

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Recognition after Brexit

Professional qualifications from the United Kingdom can still be recognised in Germany, even after Brexit. The EU regulations on recognition will still apply during the transition period up until 31 December 2020.

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Lisbon Convention

Higher education qualifications can also be assessed for the purpose of access to the German labour market. Here you can find out more about what is behind the Lisbon Convention.

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Ethnic German resettler

If you are an ethnic German resettler, the Recognition Act brings a number of benefits. You may pursue a recognition procedure in accordance with the Federal Expellees Act as previously or pursuant to the Federal Law (BQFG).

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