Recognition of professional qualifications

To find employment in Germany, you need the right professional qualifications. The website of the Belgian government provides information on the recognition of your Belgian professional qualification abroad. In Germany, the recognition of your Belgian professional qualification depends on the federal state where you are employed. For more information, see the Anerkennung in Deutschland [Recognition in Germany] website. The Schulministerium NRW [Ministry of Education of North Rhine-Westphalia] also provides information on foreign qualifications.

Information on the recognition of vocational qualifications can be found on the Kultusministerkonferenz (Anabin) [Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany] website. Several websites are listed there for you to search.

On the Bezirksregierung Köln[Cologne district government] website, you can find out how medical professions, among others, can be recognised in North Rhine-Westphalia. With regard to Lower Saxony, we refer you to the Niedersächsischen Kultusministeriumswebsite of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.

The ITEM, part of Maastricht University, has prepared descriptions for the professions of physiotherapist, nursing assistant and teacher on how you can have your diplomas recognised in Germany. These descriptions can be found on their website