National assistance center for professional qualifications

The information portal "Recognition in Germany" is the official advice centre for questions on the recognition of professional qualifications from the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland in Germany.

As an assistance centre, we answer questions from citizens from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland on the recognition of their professional qualifications in Germany.

We also provide information for people with professional qualifications from Germany who are planning to obtain professional recognition in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland.

Typical questions might include:

  • Which authority is responsible?
  • What documents are required?
  • How long does the procedure take?
  • How much does the procedure cost?

"Recognition in Germany" can provide the answers. The "Recognition Finder" contains all the necessary information on the recognition procedures for professions in Germany.

For individual enquiries you can contact us in writing or by telephone.

Use of the assistance centre is free of charge.
There are no specific time limits to be observed.
The processing of individual enquiries takes 1 to 5 days.

We answer individual enquiries in German and English.

The information portal "Recognition in Germany" is available in 11 languages:

  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

The "Recognition Finder" is in German and English.

Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Arbeitsbereich 3.3
+49 228 107-2527

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National assistance centre for professional qualifications

Last update or date of publication
19.08.2019