Recognition of foreign professional qualifications

Did you obtain professional qualifications abroad and would you like to work in your profession in Germany? Find out here what you need to do to have foreign professional and educational qualifications recognised and considered on an equal footing with German qualifications.

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Apply for a certificate of competence under the Explosives Act

For the reversal and traffic with explosive substances you need a certificate of competence according to the Explosives Act.

Apply for a driving instructor's license for holders of a certificate of competence from another state

Anyone who has obtained a driving instructor's license in another European country can apply for a German driving instructor's license under simplified conditions.

Apply for driving instructor license

If you want to work as a driving instructor, you need a driving instructor's license. This must be applied for at the responsible office.

Collection service - permission

Anyone wishing to provide debt collection services on a business basis must register this activity in the Legal Services Register.

European lawyer Apply for admission to the Bar

If you have previously practiced law in another country within the European Union (EU), in a state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or in Switzerland, you may apply to become a European lawyer.

Have foreign professional qualification as teacher from EU/EEA/Switzerland recognized

You have a professional qualification as a teacher from abroad and want to work in Thuringia? Then you need to have your professional qualification recognized.

Have the equivalence of GDR professional qualifications confirmed for professional qualifications in the Federal Republic of Germany

If you have acquired a GDR skilled worker qualification or a GDR master craftsman qualification, this can be checked for the equivalence of the content of a Federal German training occupation or IHK advanced training qualification.

Heilpraktiker/ Heilpraktikerin - Permission

If you want to work as a non-medical practitioner, you need the permission of the competent authority.

Lawyer - Admission

If you wish to work as a lawyer, you must apply for admission to the Bar Association of Thuringia.

Lawyer European - Admission

As a European lawyer you can, under certain conditions, be admitted to the bar.

License to practice dentistry issued by a dentist from a third country

You come from a so-called third country and would like to work permanently as a dentist in Germany? Then you must be licensed (approbiert) for this activity.

Pension consulting - permission

Registration with the competent authority is required for the provision of pension consultations.

Permission to use the professional title "health care and pediatric nurse" or "health care and pediatric nurse" with professional qualification from EU/EEA/Switzerland Issuance

You would like to work in Germany as a health and pediatric nurse? Then you need a state permit. To do this, you must submit an application and have your foreign professional qualification recognized.

Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Thuringia for the skilled trades (application for equivalence determination)

If you would like to work in Thuringia with a foreign educational qualification, you must first have it recognized as equivalent.

socio-educational specialists: state recognition

If your social pedagogical professional degree does not automatically have state recognition, then you can apply for it retroactively for your degree.

Tax consultant recognize foreign professional qualification

You would like to work as a tax consultant in Germany? Find out here about admission to the qualifying examination.

Veterinarian - Recognize further training title of specialist veterinarian

In addition to your professional title as a veterinarian, you may use other acquired professional titles upon application. You are only permitted to use these additional designations after they have been recognized by the competent body. You must apply for this recognition.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of dietician

If you want to use the job title "dietician", you need a permit.

Conduct of health professional designations Request permission.

You need a permit to use the professional title of some health professions. You can apply for this.

Licensed dentist from EU/EEA/Switzerland

You come from the EU/EEA/Switzerland and would like to work permanently as a dentist in Germany? Then you must be licensed (approbiert) for this activity.

Permission to use the professional title "geriatric nurse" or "geriatric nurse" in the case of professional qualification from third countries Issuance

You would like to work as a geriatric nurse in Germany? Then you need a state permit. To do this, you must submit an application and have your foreign professional qualification recognized.

Agricultural, forestry and environmental service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Application for studies with foreign school and university leaving certificates

If you apply to study at a Thuringian university with foreign certificates, it will be checked whether you have the necessary requirements for admission to this university.

Apply for a license to practice as a pharmacist

Anyone wishing to practice the profession of pharmacist in Germany without restrictions requires a license to practice.

Apply for a license to practice as a psychological psychotherapist

Anyone wishing to practice the profession of psychological psychotherapist in Germany without restrictions requires a license to practice.

Apply for an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a health profession.

If you want to access the telematics infrastructure (TI) in healthcare, you need an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a healthcare profession.

Apply for an EU certificate in accordance with the Professional Recognition Directive

If you want to provide certain services in other EU countries, you will need the EU certificate as proof of your professional experience for some EU countries (e.g. Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg).

Apply for license to practice as a psychotherapist with professional qualification from EU/EEA/Switzerland

You would like to work as a psychotherapist in Germany? Then you need the license to practice. You can also obtain the license to practice with a foreign professional qualification. To do so, you must have your professional qualification recognized.

Apply for licensure as a psychotherapist with professional qualifications from third countries

You would like to work as a psychotherapist in Germany? Then you need the license to practice. You can also obtain the license to practice with a foreign professional qualification. To do so, you must have your professional qualification recognized.

Apply for permission to practice medicine in the field of psychotherapy

If you wish to practise medicine in the field of psychotherapy, you must apply for a license to do so.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of healthcare and nursing assistant

If you use the job title "health and nursing professional" or "health and nursing professional" you need a license. You can find out more here.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of healthcare and pediatric nurse

If you would like to use the job title "pediatric nurse", you need a permit. You can find out more here.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of masseuse or masseur and medical bath attendant

If you have the job title "masseur and medical bath attendant", you need a license. You can find out more here.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of occupational therapist

If you want to use the job title "occupational therapist", you need a license.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of physiotherapist

If you use the job title "physiotherapist or physiotherapist", you need a license. You can find out more here.

Apply for recognition as a farrier's apprentice farrier

If you would like to work as a farrier's apprentice, you will need state recognition.

Apply for recognition of equivalence of foreign non-regulated vocational and technical school qualifications

If you can prove that you have completed professional training abroad and want to work in Thuringia, you can apply for recognition of the equivalence of professional qualifications acquired abroad.

Applying for a license to practice as a dentist

Anyone wishing to practise the dental profession in Germany without restrictions requires a license to practice.

Applying for the granting of the candidate authorization

If you want to train learner drivers as a driving instructor, you will first need an applicant's license.

Approval as classifier for carcasses of cattle, pigs and sheep.

Upon receipt of the application: Examination of the requirements for admission: Completeness of the application: (a) name and address of the applicant, b) two recent...

Bar association admission of a European lawyer revoked

Failure to provide proof of continued admission to the bar in your country of origin every three years may result in revocation of admission to the bar.

Chamber of architects - right to use the professional title "Architektin" / "Architekt" (Hochbau); foreign qualification, establishment

If you wish to settle permanently in Thuringia and use the professional title "architect", you must register in the list of architects. You must apply for registration.

Chamber of architects - right to use the professional title "interior architect" / "Innenarchitektin" (foreign qualification, establishment)

If you wish to settle permanently in Thuringia and use the professional title "Interior Architect", you must register in the list of architects. You must apply for registration.

Chamber of architects - right to use the professional title "landscape architect" / "Landschaftsarchitektin" (foreign qualification, establishment)

If you wish to settle permanently in Thuringia and use the professional title "landscape architect", you must register in the list of architects. You must apply for registration.

Chamber of architects - right to use the professional title "Stadtplanerin" / "Stadtplaner" (foreign qualification, establishment)

If you wish to settle permanently in Thuringia and use the professional title "Stadtplanerin" / "Stadtplaner", you must register with the Chamber of Architects. You must apply for registration.

Chamber of Engineers - right to use the professional title of "engineer

If you meet the requirements, then you can be awarded the right to use the professional title "engineer" by the Thuringian Chamber of Engineers. You must submit an application for this.

Chamber of Engineers - Right to use the professional title of engineer (foreign qualification, establishment)

In order to use the professional title "engineer" in Germany, you need a permit. For the permit, you need recognition of your foreign professional qualification as an engineer. You must apply for this.

Dentist - Temporary exercise of the profession within the framework of the provision of services under European law - report

You must notify the competent body of the temporary and occasional exercise of the activity as a dentist within the framework of the provision of services under European law.

Driving instructor - Application for recognition of a foreign professional qualification

Would you like to work as a driving instructor in Germany? Then you need a driving instructor license. You can also obtain a driving instructor's license in Germany with a professional qualification from abroad.

Driving instructor exam - apply for admission

If you would like to take the driving instructor examination, you need approval from the licensing authority to do so. The requirements for admission to the examination can be...

Economic, social and socio-scientific service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Exercise foreign professional qualifications as an interpreter, sign language interpreter

If you wish to work as sworn interpreter, you may only do so after you have been sworn in by the competent President of the Regional Court.

Exercising foreign professional qualifications as a translator

If you would like to work as an authorized translator, you will need to be authorized to do so from the responsible President of the Regional Court.

Farrier/farrier apprentice blacksmith - recognition

Hoof and claw shoeing in Germany may only be carried out by certified and state-approved farriers. This does not apply to the practice of shoeing by employees subject to social...

Firefighting technical service - Recognition of foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Have a foreign professional qualification as a teacher from a third country recognized

You have a professional qualification as a teacher from abroad and want to work in Thuringia? Then you need to have your professional qualification recognized.

Have the equivalence of certificates of ethnic German repatriates recognized according to BVFG

If you are a late repatriate, your vocational training certificate or qualification can be recognized under certain conditions.

Health care and nursing assistants - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

Working as a healthcare and nursing assistant is regulated in Germany. This means that you may only work in this profession without restriction and to the full extent if you are...

Judicial Service - Recognize Foreign Professional Qualifications as Career Qualifications

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Legal advice - permission

If you want to provide legal services in certain areas, you must register with the relevant authorities.

Markscheider - Recognize foreign professional qualification (branch office)

The occupational titles "Markscheiderin" and "Markscheider" are protected in Thuringia. If you have obtained your degree abroad and wish to work in Thuringia in an occupation tha...

Medical and health sciences service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service through the establishment of a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. I...

Natural science service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Non-technical administrative service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Patent Attorney - Admission

You may only work as a patent attorney if you have been admitted to practice as a patent attorney by the Patent Attorneys' Association. You must apply for admission. Patent...

Permission to use the professional title "geriatric nurse" or "geriatric nurse" in case of professional qualification from EU/EEA/Switzerland Issuance

You would like to work as a geriatric nurse in Germany? Then you need a state permit. To do this, you must submit an application and have your foreign professional qualification recognized.

Pharmacist: Temporary exercise of the profession of pharmacist in the context of the provision of services under European law - report

You must notify the competent body of the temporary and occasional exercise of professional activity as a pharmacist within the framework of the provision of services under European law.

Physician - Temporary exercise of the profession in the context of the provision of services under European law - report

You must notify the competent body of the temporary and occasional exercise of the medical activity within the framework of the provision of services under European law.

Police Civil Service - Recognizing Foreign Professional Qualifications as Career Qualifications

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Recognition of foreign university degrees

Upon application, recognized ethnic German immigrants (Section 4 of the Federal Expellees Act - BVFG) and their spouses and descendants (Section 7 of the BVFG) may be granted...

Recognize explosives training courses for the teaching of specialist knowledge

In order to conduct training courses for the teaching of specialist knowledge for the handling and traffic of explosive substances, you require state recognition by the competent...

Recognize foreign professional qualifications

You have acquired your professional qualification abroad and want to work in Germany in your learned profession? Depending on your profession, you can or must have your foreign...

Recognize foreign professional qualifications in the field of continuing education in the health professions

Activities in the area of continuing education in the health care professions are regulated in Germany. This means that you may only use a continuing education title if you are...

Recognize foreign professional qualifications of green professions not regulated by state law

You have acquired your professional qualification in the field of agriculture and home economics abroad and want to work in Germany in your learned profession? For the following...

Recognize foreign qualification in the field of clinical neuropsychology as a child and adolescent psychotherapist or psychological psychotherapist

Here you will find information on the recognition of your foreign professional qualification of your additional designation in the field of "Clinical Neuropsychology".

Request dismissal for European lawyer

You may waive admission to the Bar at any time in writing.

Road haulage: proof of professional qualification

If you want to run a road haulage company, you must be professionally qualified. To do this, you must demonstrate knowledge in various subject areas: Law (knowledge of civil,...

Road passenger transport: recognition of a managerial activity

If you want to manage a road passenger transport company, you must be professionally suitable. If you can prove practical experience of at least ten years in a managerial positio...

Road passenger transport: recognition of equivalent final examinations

If you want to run a road passenger transport company, you must be professionally suitable. You can prove your professional suitability by passing the following examinations ...

Social and socio-educational professions - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

Activities in the field of social and socio-educational professions are regulated in Thuringia. If you obtained your degree abroad and want to work in these fields in Thuringia,...

Specialist - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

If you have a foreign specialist qualification and want to work as a specialist in Germany, you need recognition of your specialist qualification by the relevant medical...

Specialist dentist - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

If you have a foreign specialist dental qualification and wish to work as a specialist dentist in Germany, you need recognition of your specialist dental qualification by the...

Specialized pharmacist - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

If you have a foreign specialist pharmacist qualification and want to work as a specialist pharmacist in Germany, you need recognition of your specialist pharmacist qualification...

State-certified food chemist - Recognize foreign professional qualifications

Do you want to work as a state-certified food chemist? Then you need to be recognized.

Tax administration service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

technical service - Recognize foreign professional qualifications as career qualification

In Thuringia, employment in the civil service by establishing a civil service relationship is tied by law to the possession of certain professional qualifications. If you have...

Use of foreign university degrees, university titles and university job titles

Holders of foreign university degrees, university titles and university job titles who have their residence or habitual abode in the Free State of Thuringia will be provided with...

Veterinarian Apply for permission to practice temporarily

In order to work temporarily in Germany as a veterinarian without a license, you need a permit.

Veterinary assistant - Determining the equivalence of a foreign professional qualification

Veterinary assistants assist veterinarians in the examination, treatment and care of animals and in advising animal owners. They also perform organizational and administrative...

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