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Statistical data from the federal government and the federal states

Statistics on the federal act

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:

  • 29,202 applications reported, of which:
    • over 60 percent were for the Reference occupations general nurse and medical practitioner
    • almost 70 percent were for vocational qualifications from third countries (in particular Syria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia)
    • over 20 percent of applications were made from abroad (foreign applications)
  • 28,716 procedures: decision made:
    • over 52 percent with full Equivalence
    • almost 10 percent with partial equivalence
    • Over 35 percent with the “requirement” of a Compensation measure (not yet completed as of 31 December 2018).
    • around 2 percent negative
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BIBB, 2019

Auswertung der amtlichen Statistik zum Anerkennungsgesetz des Bundes 2018

Statistics relating to federal state laws

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.