Recognition procedure figures 2020 press release

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has evaluated the recognition of foreign professional qualifications in 2020. Overall, 5% more foreign vocational qualifications were recognised as fully or partially equivalent in 2020 than in the previous year.

In first place among the 20 most frequent occupations in the 2020 recognition procedure is the occupation of health care worker and nurse. From the skilled trades, electronics technician is in 8th place, followed by electrician and motor vehicle mechatronics technician. The occupations of cook, industrial mechanic and IT specialist are also in the top 20.

Most of the recognition procedures were for the training countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Syria. 

You can also find out more about the top 3 training countries in the country profiles in german:

Bosnia and Herzegovina



Press release of Destatis