The application procedure
If you have completed your teacher training abroad, you must have your diploma recognised before you can be employed as teacher in Berlin for an unlimited period. You will be required to pay a fee for this service.Please refer to the booklet Recognition of teaching diplomas (Anerkennung der Abschlüsse von Lehrkräften) for further information and application documents.
You can already submit your application for recognition of your foreign qualification as a teacher from abroad. Within four months after you have submitted your application together with all required documents, you will receive a written notice of the outcome.
There are two options for submitting an application:
- Brief assessment notice – you will be charged a fee of EUR 55.00, or
- Detailed assessment notice – you will be charged a fee of EUR 222.00.
If the assessment of your application shows that you did not complete your teacher education abroad, you will be charged a fee of EUR 55.00.
Note: Please do not submit your application documents by e-mail, as the receipt of large quantities of data cannot be guaranteed. Please use the online-service of the Point of Single Contact Berlin to submit your application and to hand in your documents.