If significant differences are found between the foreign professional qualification and the German reference occupation, they will be listed in the notification of equivalence.
- If the German reference occupation is a non-regulated occupation, an adaptation qualification is suggested to achieve full equivalence. This is a starting point for you and your specialist to proceed further.
- In the case of regulated professions, a compensatory measure is a prerequisite for being able to work in the respective profession. In this case, the responsible office must name a compensatory measure with which these differences can be compensated. This includes the aptitude test, the knowledge test and the adaptation course.
Finding the right measure for your skilled worker
When choosing the right adaptation qualification, the applicant must be considered individually. Since the applicant's employment history is included in the decision in addition to the foreign vocational qualification, it is important to determine precisely tailored measures based on the equivalency notification. The selection is made in close coordination with the responsible office. However, the employees of the job centers, the training providers, etc. can also provide advice in order to find the right qualification path for you and your specialist.
An overview of the employment agency's financial support options for adaptive qualifications can be found in the toolbox of company professional recognition.
As a company, you can also play a supporting role in the search for a suitable adaptation qualification. You can support your skilled worker in terms of content and language in the preparation or, for example, financially support a language or adaptation course.
What can adaptation qualifications look like in concrete terms? In the following we give you a few examples.