You want to exercise the profession you trained for in your home Country in Germany? It might be necessary to have your professional qualifications officially recognized. Recognition is helpful in many professions. In the regulated professions (such as doctors, nurses, teachers and childcare workers), accreditation is required for you to be able to work in this field in Germany. You can submit a request for accreditation of your foreign qualification independent of your residency status or nationality. This means you can already submit your request before coming to Germany, while you are still abroad. However, it can help give companies and employers a better picture of your qualifications.
Professional recognition means that your foreign qualifications are evaluated and – in case of a positive decision – you receive an official confirmation that these qualifications are equivalent to a German qualification. This legally defined process also checks whether your education is equivalent to a comparable German degree. If so, you can claim this accreditation. It makes it easier for workers who learned their profession abroad to gain access to the German employment market, and helps in finding work that corresponds to your qualifications.