If you have acquired a professional qualification abroad, this can also be recognized in Germany. There are various contact points for this, which deal with different professions. You can find out who is responsible for recognizing your profession on the Internet at the information portal on the Recognition Act or by calling the telephone hotline on 030 1815 1111.
If you have an industrial-technical or commercial vocational qualification acquired abroad, the Rostock Chamber of Industry and Commerce will advise you free of charge. We will also help you to fill out the application for recognition of your professional qualification. You then send this with further documents (for example certificates) to the IHK FOSA in Nuremberg. This is the central office of all chambers of industry and commerce for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications, which will examine your application.
The examination costs on average around 600 euros and is in some cases covered by the employment agency. After three months at the latest, you will receive a decision from the IHK FOSA. If your qualification corresponds to the German training, your vocational qualification will be fully recognized. If this is only partially the case, you will receive a partial recognition and learn what you still have to learn so that your qualification can also be fully recognized. The IHK of Rostock will be happy to advise you on where and how you can best do this.
Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Rostock
Ernst-Barlach-Str. 1 - 3
phone: +49 381 338 510