State-recognised nurses - Recognition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The equivalence is examined with the degree "State-recognized healer" which is awarded in Rhineland-Palatinate to specialist schools for social services, specializing in health education care. If there is no comprehensive equivalence, i.e. in the absence of substantial differences, compensatory measures are decided, i.e. adaptation courses or aptitude tests at the applicant's choice. It will also check whether there is sufficient German language skills to practise the profession (minimum level C1 of the European Framework of Reference).

Formal declaration for the purpose of the application (recognition as a healer must be expressly requested),) informal declaration on all previous applications for professional recognition in Germany, Final certificates with a list of subjects and grades, if available, preferably with a diploma supplement, work certificates on relevant activities, Certificates of German language examinations, identity card or passport, if applicable with a residence permit, if necessary, proof of the name change (e.g. by means of a marriage certificate), if applicable, a displaced persons' card or certificate in accordance with the Federal Persons of Persons act, in the case of residence outside Rhineland-Palatinate, proof that the practice of the profession is intended in Rhineland-Palatinate (e.g. through correspondence with a potential employer in Rhineland-Palatinate). All copied documents must be officially certified. Foreign language documents must be provided in the original language and as a translation by a publicly appointed or court-appointed interpreter.

The application may be made informally.

Vocational training must be completed in the country of origin (end product). It must enable independent and self-responsible care and care for people with disabilities and their support in everyday life. The training or occupational part of the training should be equivalent to at least three years in the country of origin. The level of training must correspond to at least one certificate within the meaning of Article 11(b) of Directive 2005/36/EC.

If recognition as a healer is not possible: Applications to daycare centres are still possible. The institution (not the applicants!) can apply for an exemption from the daycare supervision (in the National Youth Office) in accordance with the provisions of the "Specialist Agreement for Daycare Centres". In the case of all-day schools, applications must be sent directly to all-day schools. A current list can be found on the homepage of the Directorate of Supervision and Services under "" and can be found on the following path: "Schools", "All-Day Schools", then on the right side "List of all all-day schools in Rhineland-Palatinate".
Submission of the application with documents, Confirmation of receipt and check for completeness, if necessary, subsequent request for further documents, within one month, Completion of the application documents, decision within three months of full receipt of the full documents, If compliance with the time limit is not possible, the extension of the time limit on the grounds that the decision on equivalence, where appropriate the definition of compensatory measures, the identification of sufficient German language skills, the determination of costs, statistical recording.