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Recognition of foreign training qualifications

    A vocational qualification obtained abroad can be recognised in Saxony. This is possible for the following qualifications:

    • Vocational school-leaving certificates (skilled worker)
    • Technical college qualifications in technical, commercial / financial, social education, music education and medical subject areas
    • Secondary school leaving certificates

    Determining the authority responsible for your profession

    The authority responsible for the relevant German educational qualification (e.g. Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Kultus / Saxon State Ministry of Education, Sächsische Bildungsagentur / Saxon Education Agency, Landesdirektion Sachsen / state directorate Saxony and Kammern / chambers) is generally also responsible for recognising and evaluating vocational qualifications.

    The recognition finder in the »Recognition in Germany« portal run by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) will help you determine the authority responsible for recognising your training qualifications.

    Legal bases for recognising foreign vocational training qualifications

    Recognition and evaluation of the vocational qualifications of EU citizens obtained in an EU member state:

    • Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications

    Recognition of foreign vocational qualifications as a German assistant occupation or as a certificate from a German technical college in Saxony:

    • School regulations for vocational colleges (BFSO)
    • School regulations for technical colleges (FSO)

    Recognition and evaluation of vocational qualifications from applicants who are entitled parties according to the Federal Refugees Act:

    • Federal Act on Refugee and Exiled Persons’ Affairs (BVFG)

    Release note

    Amt24 editorial office. As at: 04/01/2013