If significant differences are determined between the foreign professional qualification and the German reference qualification, they will be listed in the recognition notification.
- If the German reference qualification is a non-regulated profession, an adaptation qualification is suggested in order to achieve full equivalence. We show your further how you can be of assistance for your employee in such a case.
- 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 competent body decides on a compensation measure needed. Those can be the aptitude test, the knowledge test and the adaptation period.
Identifying the right measure for your skilled worker
When identifying the right adaptation qualification, you as a company should consider each application individually and rely on the employee’s recognition notification. Since the recognition notification is based not only on contents of the vocational training but also on the individual work experience. Furthermore, the measure should be discussed with the competent body. In order to get assistance in choosing a tailored measure you can also contact the job center as well as different training providers.
An overview of the financial aids for adaptation qualification provided by the employment agency you can find on the website of the Project Professional recognition for business, only in German.
As a company, you can also be of assistance to your employee while choosing a suitable adaptation qualification. You can help your employee to prepare for the adaptation qualification in terms of content and language or, for example, you can financially support a language course or adaptation qualification itself.
Following examples demonstrate how an adaptation qualification can look like.