The majority of recognition notifications is granted to the applicants from Poland. The general care nurses stand here on the first place. Then come physiotherapists and doctors, followed by non-regulated professions such as office clerks, sellers and motor vehicle mechatronics technicians.
The recognition rate of those trained in Poland varies depending on the profession concerned. The majority of those wishing to work in the regulated professions such as doctors or general care nurses receive full equivalence. Furthermore, the success rate of those trained as sellers or electrical systems technicians is also very high. However, the office clerks trained in Poland are mostly granted only partial equivalence.
Polish professional qualifications: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2014
In terms of the recognition of foreign professional qualifications, Romania is the second most important country of training for Germany. The majority of the recognition notifications are issued for the regulated professions. There are much fewer notifications issued for the non-regulated professions such as office clerks and motor vehicle mechatronics technicians.
The majority of applicants receive full equivalence, especially this is the case with regulated professions. The only exception are the applicants trained as physiotherapist in Romania. The recognition rate of those wishing to work as motor vehicle mechatronics technician is also low.
Romanian professional qualifications: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina
A significant share of applicants wishing to have their foreign professional qualifications recognized in Germany were trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The largest number of recognition procedures concerned such profession as the general care nurse. The applications for recognition as electronics technicians are also worth mentioning.
All applications submitted by facility technicians trained in Bosnia and Herzegovina were granted full equivalence. However, one has to bear in mind, that only 27 applications were proceeded in 2014 and that relevant work experience is also taken into consideration in the recognition process. Two of three electronics technicians also do receive full equivalence. In contrast, the general care nurses are granted rarely full equivalence.
Bosnian professional qualifications: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2014
In 2014, many Syrian applications for recognition were processed and the numbers keep increasing. The majority of recognition notifications were issued for doctors. A much lower number of recognition notifications concerned dentists. In all other occupations, there are less than 20 cases processed.
The majority of Syrian applicants in 2014 received full equivalence. Syrian doctors were in the recognition procedures a bit more successful that Syrian dentists. It is worth mentioning that Syrian dentists were more frequently granted limited equivalence than the dentists trained in other countries.
Syrian professional qualifications: applications processed and applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2014