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Other counselling centres

Have you not found a counselling centre near you using our counselling search? You can find other counselling centres here in Germany which will advise you free of charge.

Answers to the following questions are provided here:

  • Which other counselling centres are available in Germany?


Federal Employment Agency

The Federal Employment Agency also provides counselling on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Federal Employment Agency (German)



The chambers of industry and commerce (IHK) provide counselling on the recognition of vocational education and training and on master craftsperson qualifications. This also applies to chambers of crafts and trades (HWK).

Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) (German)
Chambers of crafts and trades (HWK) (German)


Counselling for young and adult migrants

Migrant counselling is targeted at individuals who have entered Germany. It advises these individuals on the recognition of their professional qualifications. Up to the age of 27, you are able to contact Young Migrant Services (Jugendmigrationsdienste - JMD) Counselling for Adult Migrants (Migrationsberatung für Erwachsene - MBE) is responsible for individuals aged 27 and over.

Young Migrant Services (JMD) (German)
MBE centres


Counselling on recognition in the federal states

In some federal states there are further recognition counselling centres available.


The Training and Development Centres of the Bavarian Employers' Associations (bfz) offer guidance in the towns and cities of Bamberg, Ingolstadt, Landshut, Regensburg and Würzburg.

bfz recognition guidance

In Nuremberg there is also the Professional Recognition Coordination Office and Counselling Centre (Koordinierungs- und Beratungsstelle Berufsanerkennung, KuBB)

KuBB recognition guidance


The Welcome Center Berlin also offers counselling on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Welcome Center Berlin

North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia has many counselling centres for continuing training. These often also provide guidance on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Continuing training counselling in North Rhine-Westphalia


The federal state of Thuringia offers counselling on recognition in the Welcome Center.

Thuringia Welcome Center (German)

Assistance Centre for European Union Citizens

Are you an EU citizen and do you have questions about the EU Recognition Directive? If so, you can contact the EU Assistance Centre.

EU Assistance Center