You apply to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Department 36 Teacher Training) as the competent authority for the recognition of a foreign teacher's professional qualification as a qualification for a teaching position in schools in the Land of Brandenburg. To do so, you submit a written application (using the necessary forms) as well as the necessary documents and proofs in the indicated form. After receipt of your application and documents, it will be checked within one month whether your documents have been submitted in full. If this is not the case, you will be asked in writing to submit the relevant documents by post. When the documents are complete, it will be examined whether - you have a teacher's qualification fully completed under the law of your country of education, based on training at a higher education institution or a comparable educational institution, - you have acquired a qualification in the training state to teach in subjects which are also the subject of the Brandenburg Teacher Training for the teaching position you are seeking And - there are no significant differences (qualification differences) between your foreign teacher's qualification and the training in the Land of Brandenburg for the teacher position sought, or such differences have been compensated for by relevant professional experience, other qualifications or by the successful completion of a compensatory measure. The benchmark for this test is therefore: - a completed five-year teacher training course at university level with two subjects or one subject and the study area of support pedagogy with two special pedagogical disciplines, and - a subsequent preparatory service, which ends with a state examination. The following results from this review are possible: 1. No significant differences If no significant differences (skill differences) have been found in this comparison, your foreign teacher's qualification will be recognised as a qualification for the desired teaching position. 2. Identifying significant differences However, if this comparison finds significant differences (e.g. you have studied only one subject or/and you have not completed any school practical training comparable to the preparatory service after your studies or this has not been compensated by relevant professional experience), then these significant differences may be self-sufficient academic achievements in a second subject and/or the subsequent acquisition of corresponding professional experience, or a so-called compensatory measure. In this case, you can choose whether you want to take an adaptation course or take an aptitude exam. If you decide to take an adaptation course and your teacher training does not include the study of a second subject, it must be re-studied during the adaptation course. The duration of the adaptation course shall be determined on the basis of the skill differences identified. The minimum duration is six months and the maximum duration is three years. The duration is determined on a case-by-case basis and depends on the extent of the skills differences to be compensated. The course can be completed in a public-law training relationship or, under certain conditions, also part-time with an existing employment relationship. A study seminar is commissioned for the organisation and implementation. Participation in the adaptation course includes practical teaching activities ranging from 12 to 19 teacher-week hours and participation in the training offered by the assigned study seminar and, in the case of additional training, the associated study programmes. At the end of the adaptation course, the performance provided by the participating person in relation to the qualification characteristics to be acquired in the adaptation course shall be assessed with the predicate 'existing' or 'not passed'. If, on the other hand, you decide to take an aptitude test, it covers the skill differences identified and, depending on the differences in qualifications identified or not balanced, includes a lesson sample in the subject to be recognised or a lesson in the subjects to be recognised and an oral examination in the form of a colloquium. Here, too, a study seminar is entrusted with the organisation and implementation of the aptitude test. In preparation, the learning groups and subjects designated for the examination may be hospitable and taught for a period of up to four weeks. The aptitude test has been passed if the achievements in the parts of the examination (teaching sample[n] and oral examination) have been rated at least with the grade "sufficient". In the event of the identification of skill differences and the necessary compensatory measures, a separate application for participation in the compensatory measure shall be submitted with the necessary forms and documents to be submitted. The recognition of your foreign teacher's professional qualification as a teacher's qualification possibly after the successful completion of a compensatory measure as well as the identification of qualification differences and the possibilities for compensation, is carried out by means of a decision provided with an appeal. 3. Refusal of recognition Recognition of a teacher's qualification as a teacher's qualification must be refused if: - the application documents are not submitted in full by you within a reasonable period of time, despite being requested, - you do not have a teacher's qualification in your country of education which has been acquired at a higher education or training institution with an equivalent level of training and which entitles you to practise the profession of teacher in the state of training in at least one of the subjects admitted to the teaching post in accordance with the Teacher Training Regulations, or - the skills differences identified cannot be compensated. A notice containing an appeal is also issued for the refusal of recognition.