The IHK FOSA (Foreign Skills Approval) is the national competence centre of the German chambers of industry and commerce for the evaluation and recognition of foreign vocational qualifications. IHK FOSA accepts applications for recognition and examines them in order to determine to what extent the foreign qualifications can be considered equivalent to corresponding German qualifications. Since 2012, the IHK FOSA has carried out recognition procedures centrally for 76 members.
Find out more about the foreign professions in the industry and commerce sector on the BQ-Portal. The BQ-Portal now comprises a total of 91 country profiles and more than 3,480 professional profiles. In the case of country and professional profiles, the main focus is on countries and professional groups with a high number of applicants.