Recognition of GDR teachers' degrees and qualifications

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 teaching qualification with a Rhineland-Palatinate qualification for the corresponding teaching post.

In the case of an examination of the equivalence of the teacher's examination or the qualification for teaching in the context of the application procedure for recruitment to the preparatory service or school service, the necessary documents may be taken from the applicant information, which can be found on the homepage of the Directorate of Supervision and Services in Trier below. In the case of an examination of the equivalence of the teacher training examination outside the recruitment procedure to the preparatory service or school service, the following documents shall 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 qualification certificate, a copy of the marriage certificate, life partnership certificate or name change, other documents necessary 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 position or a teaching qualification with the Rhineland-Palatinate qualification for the corresponding teaching post is generally taken within the framework of the application procedure for recruitment to the preparatory service or school service. A separate application for a determination of the equivalence of the teacher's examination or the qualification for a teacher is not required. Where, exceptionally, a decision on the determination of equivalence outside the recruitment procedure is required, a written request shall be made to that effect.