Professional recognition via skills analysis

Recognition procedures if documentation is missing or incomplete

Have you acquired a qualification abroad but not been able to bring all the documents to Germany with you? A skills analysis can help you to demonstrate your professional competences in a practical way. For example via

  • a work sample
  • an interview
  • a work test at a company

A skills analysis is a practical way of demonstrating your qualification, not an examination. It offers both you and your employer an ideal way of evaluating your professional competences.

A skills analysis involves costs (for aspects such as materials, premises or workshops and practitioners). These costs may, for example, be covered by Job Centres or by the special skills analyses fund provided as part of the “Prototype Transfer” Project. Please take advice!

You can find the competent body responsible for recognition in your profession or occupation in the ”Recognition Finder”.

If you have any questions on skills analyses, you can also contact the Project Coordination Office at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training:

Daniela Wiemers: 0228/107 - 1244 or wiemers@bibb.de

Information in a compact form is also available in the Skills analysis flyer (a leaflet available in 15 languages).