Legal framework

  •   Federal Recognition Act 2012

 To improve the assessment and recognition of professional and vocational education and training qualifications acquired abroad. It simplified and standardised procedures for the evaluation of foreign professional or vocational qualifications governed by Federal Law.

 

  •  Vocational Qualification Assessment Law (BQFQ)

The Federal law that regulates the procedures and criteria for the assessment of the equivalence of foreign professional or vocational qualifications vis-à-vis the respective German reference occupation.

Applies to about 330 occupations in the Dual System, does not cover academic qualifications

Gives all persons, regardless of nationality in training occupations in the dual system a legal entitlement to individual assessment of the equivalence of their vocational qualifications.

Opportunities due to the recognition act

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