- People from different backgrounds live together in Berlin. Regardless of where someone was born, where they grew up and completed their school career, learned a trade, studied or perhaps worked for a long time in a profession, their knowledge, experience and skills can be used for further education or their occupation can be recognised.*
Is a recognition procedure a must?
In most cases, foreign qualifications do not have to be officially recognised in order to take up a specific professional activity in Germany. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the employer or business partner to assess foreign qualifications. Nevertheless, a German language certificate assessment from a certification authority can be useful for you, especially when applying for a job, since a company can then better assess your qualifications.
Where can I have my qualification recognised?
In all recognition procedures, your foreign certificate will be examined by a competent certification authority and compared to a German qualification. Depending on the qualification acquired, different offices in Berlin are responsible for the recognition, which we present to you on the following pages.