The report shows that in 96% of recognition cases full or partial equivalence between the foreign professional qualification and corresponding German qualification could be established. The Federal Statistical Office will have the figures for 2015 in the fall.
The OECD in its report “Successful Integration” also points out the importance of the recognition of professional qualifications for securing skilled workforce in Germany. Thus, the Federal Ministry of Education is planning to launch a new funding program, so that people with low incomes can get financial assistance for the recognition process. The applicants willing to have their foreign credentials recognised must meet the costs for an application, translations, certified copies, and if necessary for a qualification analysis, as well as an additional training.