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Determination of the equivalence of a teacher training examination acquired in another Federal State 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 required documents may be included in the applicant information, which can be found on the homepage of the Directorate of Supervision and Services in Trier under the following links: In the case of an examination of the equivalence of the teacher training examination outside the recruitment procedure to the preparatory service, the following documents shall be attached to the application: officially certified copy of the certificate of scientific competence (certificate of first state examination, bachelor's and master's degree or equivalent), Further documents necessary to establish the equivalence of the teacher examination may be requested. In the case of an examination of the equivalence of teacher training qualifications outside the recruitment procedure to the school service, the following documents shall be attached to the application: officially certified copy of the certificate of scientific competence (certificate of first state examination, bachelor's and master's degree or equivalent), officially certified copy of the pedagogical qualification (certificate of the Second State Examination or an equivalent), Further documents necessary to establish the equivalence of the teaching qualification may be requested.


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According to the Higher Education Act, the recognition of foreign university admission rights by persons applying for a course of study is granted for access to the desired course of study by the respective higher education institution. Contact details can be found on the website of the Ministry responsible for higher education (see below). This applies regardless of whether the applicant's domicile is within or outside Rhineland-Palatinate and also regardless of their nationality. However, such recognition is granted solely in relation to the chosen course of study, i.e. the university shall check whether the applicant has the general and specific entry requirements for the chosen course of study and, where appropriate, he or she is admitted to the course in question. On the other hand, a general recognition of the university entrance qualification does not take place by the higher education institution, i.e. the applicant does not receive a certificate from the university confirming equivalence with, for example, the German Abitur in general. Such "general" recognition, which applies nationwide, is provided for applicants residing in Rhineland-Palatinate by the Supervisory and Services Directorate (ADD) Trier.
The decision on the equivalence of a teacher training examination acquired in another federal state with the Rhineland-Palatinate bachelor's and master's degree for the corresponding teaching position or a teacher's 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.