Recognising GDR qualifications and qualifications as a teacher

Determination of the equivalence of a teacher training examination acquired in the GDR with a Rhineland-Palatinate Bachelor's and Master's degree or a teacher training qualification with a Rhineland-Palatinate qualification for the corresponding teaching profession.

In the case of an examination of the equivalence of the teacher training examination or the teacher training qualification as part of the application procedure for recruitment to the preparatory service or school service, the required documents can be found in the applicant information, which can be found on the homepage of the Supervisory and Service Directorate in Trier under the links below. In the case of an examination of the equivalence of the teacher training examination outside the recruitment procedure in the preparatory service or school service, the following documents must be attached to the application: tabular list of completed training courses and activities carried out, official certified copies of the complete final documents (e.g. certificate and diploma certificate), if the current name differs from the name on the proof of qualification, a copy of the marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate or name change, further documents required for the examination of equivalence may be requested.


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The decision on the equivalence of a teacher training examination acquired in the GDR with the Rhineland-Palatinate Bachelor's and Master's degree for the corresponding teaching profession or a teacher training qualification with the Rhineland-Palatinate qualification for the corresponding teaching profession is generally made within the framework of the application procedure for recruitment to the preparatory service or school service. A separate application for a declaration of equivalence of the teacher training examination or the teacher training qualification is not required. If, exceptionally, a decision on the determination of equivalence is required outside the recruitment procedure, a written request must be made.

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02.12.2020