Generally speaking, fees and costs incurred in obtaining the authorisation to practise a profession or occupation (e.g. approbation) are not eligible for funding. This includes, for example, fees for issuing the approbation certificate, fees for the aptitude test and the knowledge test, and the costs of issuing a certificate of good conduct from the police.
Costs incurred for authorisation to use a professional title, such as engineer or architect, are only eligible for funding if they are incurred during the equivalence assessment. Costs incurred in the registration of the title of the professional title are not funded.
In principle, costs for the translation and certification of school-leaving certificates are not eligible for funding. Exception: If the competent authority specifically requests these documents in a procedure for professional recognition. When applying for payment, the applicant should use one copy of the letter from the competent authority to provide evidence of this.