Recognition of foreign qualifications

On this page you will find useful links for the recognition of professional qualifications.
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung – BIBB) provides detailed information about professional training and development. This site provides a list of all the officially recognised vocational professions in Germany, as well as information about job titles, the legal system, apprenticeship pay, statistics, and much, much more.

Bundesagentur für Arbeit

The German Employment Agency's info portal about all officially recognised vocational professions in Germany. It contains a wealth of information, including short job descriptions and job scopes, common job titles, basic legal principals and further reading.

(website only available in German)


The EUR-Lex website – the gateway to EU law – provides information about guidelines issued by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU concerning professional qualifications and their endorsement.