New recognition statistics now in the BQ-Portal

The Federal Statistical Office published the statistics on the Recognition Act for the reference year 2016 this autumn. In 2016, 19.800 applications for recognition of foreign professional qualifications were processed. Only in 3,4 percent of cases, no equivalence could be established between a credential obtained abroad and a corresponding German qualification.

The share of those who received a positive ruling is very high. 30,2 percent of applicants have received the partial recognition or have to complete a formalized additional training in order to be able to work in their profession. In 66,4 percent of cases, full recognition was granted. The BQ-Portal took a closer look at this high success rate: The section Recognition Statistics 2016 provides an overview of the success rates of applications for professional recognition by professional groups, professions, regions and countries. The rate of full equivalence by individual occupation and country could be of particular interest.