German: Partieller Berufszugang
A foreign professional qualification may differ significantly from a German professional qualification. Recognition is then not possible. However, sometimes the competent authority is able to approve so-called partial access to a profession. Partial access to a profession permits a person to work in Germany. The following prerequisites apply for working with partial access to a profession.
- The person has a professional qualification from a state of the EU/EEA or from Switzerland.
- The person is permitted to work in the profession without restriction in the country of training.
- The professional qualification from abroad comprises only part of the German professional qualification.
- The foreign professional qualification is not equivalent to the German professional qualification. The substantial differences are too large. In this case a compensation measure covers the entire German training.
The competent authority grants authorisation for partial access to a profession. An application must be made for this. This authorisation permits a person to work in Germany. However, the person is only permitted to perform certain activities. The person must also use the professional title from their country of training.