Recognition of your occupation or profession

Want to work in Germany? Get your qualification recognised!
The Recognition Finder tells you all you need to know about what you need to do — and where!

Select your occupation or profession from the A–Z list

You are a counselling specialist?

This provides you with a quick overview of occupations, competent authorities and regulations.

To the Profi-Filter

Would you like to attend school in Germany?

Recognition in the school sector

Would you like to study in Germany?

Recognition in the higher education sector

Check whether recognition is possible for you.

To the recognition check

Coronavirus: Fewer recognition services

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some services for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany are currently not available.

You can learn more about recognition from us whenever you like. Take some time to read our information, available in 11 languages! Then you will be well informed for the next steps.

Via the Recognition Finder you can find out everything about the recognition procedure for your occupation, which documents you need and where you should send your application: › To the Recognition Finder

Our FAQ provide answers to the most common questions about recognition:  › To the FAQs

You can find out which services are not available or only available to a limited extent by checking our information page on the current situation: › To the information page