Training period Crediting vocational training

According to the Vocational Training Act (BBiG), the Länder can regulate the crediting of vocational training. After consulting the Land Committee for Vocational Education and Training, the State Governments may, by means of a legal regulation, determine that the attendance of a vocational school course or vocational training in another institution is counted in whole or in part against the training period. A joint application by trainees and trainees is mandatory for crediting. The request must be addressed to the competent body (e.B. the respective board). It may be limited to parts of the maximum credit period.

Proof of vocational education and training (e.B. diploma, certificate)


Information on the recognition of German professional qualifications abroad can be obtained from the competent authorities of the country.

Case-by-case assessment by competent authorities

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Ministry of Economy, Labour and Energy

Last update or date of publication
08.07.2020