Official statistics are produced on the Federal Government's Recognition procedure. The legal basis is Section 17 of the Federal Professional qualifications Assessment Act (BQFG). The statistics are produced by the statistical offices of the federal government and federal states. The Federal Statistical Office publishes new results from the statistics on a yearly basis. The reference date in each case is 31 December of the previous year. The Federal Institute for Vocational education and training (BIBB) evaluates the data from the federal statistics.
Since the Federal Government’s Recognition Act entered into force on 1 April 2012, 140,703 applications for recognition of a professional or Vocational qualification have been reported within federal statistics (reference date: 31 December 2018)
The results for 2018 in brief:
Official statistics are also produced on the federal state Recognition procedures. In addition to the Federal Statistical Office, the statistical offices of the federal states also produce figures on the recognition of foreign professional or Vocational qualifications.
The following list of press releases from the various federal states is continuously updated.