Advice - recognition of professional qualifications
Expert advice regarding the recognition of professional qualifications
A number of information centers focused on professional career development in North-Rhine Westphalia have specialized in providing expert advice about the recognition of educational qualifications and vocational credentials obtained abroad. They can assist you with the following questions:
- You want to clarify whether or not your educational qualifications and vocational credentials which you obtained abroad can be officially recognized in Germany.
- You want to know whether or not the official recognition of your credentials obtained abroad will increase your chances of employment.
- You want to know which one of the information centers will be able to assist you.
- You need support with the preparation of your formal application to start the foreign credential recognition process.
- You want to know if you can receive financial support to cover the costs of the foreign credential recognition process.
- You have already received notification about the results of your foreign credential recognition process, but you do not fully understand the document.
- You have already received a partial recognition of your credentials obtained abroad, and you are now looking for the right bridge training opportunities.
Who is eligible for these information services?
All adults who work or live in NRW and who have already obtained educational qualifications and vocational credentials abroad are eligible for these services. Refugees are also eligible for these services regardless of their official residency status.
The consultation can take up to nine hours, it is provided free of charge.
Where can I find an information center close to where I live?
You will find information centers in your neighbourhood by clicking on Beratungsstellensuche (Search for information centers) under the keyword "Fachberatung ausländische Berufsqualifikationen" (Expert advice regarding the recognition of professional qualifications).
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