Various authorities in Germany are responsible for the assessment and recognition of foreign professional qualifications. As a general rule, the institution that is responsible for training and qualifying individuals to practise a certain profession in Germany is also responsible for assessing and recognising foreign qualifications in that field. Find out which authorities are responsible for which profession here.
Assessment authorities for assessing foreign professional qualifications:
Professional qualifications in industry and commerce
Responsible for applicants who do not live and/or work in the Braunschweig, Hanover or Wuppertal regions.
IHK Wuppertal [in German]
Responsible for applicants who live and/or work in the Wuppertal region.
IHK Hannover [in German]
Responsible for applicants who live and/or work in the regions of Hanover and Braunschweig.
Professional qualifications in crafts
Chambers of skilled crafts
A comprehensive list of competent chambers of trade is available on the website of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts.
Qualifications in liberal professions (e.g. pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, medical laboratory scientists)
Chambers and associations of liberal professions
Professional qualifications in agriculture
Chambers of agriculture
A comprehensive list of competent chambers of trade is available on the website of the German Confederation of the Chambers of Agriculture [in German].
Other qualifications in maritime shipping or sea transport.
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