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Applying for a career qualification for the "Fire service technical service, career group 2, first entry level" from abroad


If you have completed training as a firefighter with a Bachelor's degree abroad, you can have this recognized. If you are qualified for the career path "Fire service technical service, career group 2, first entry level", you can be employed as a civil servant.

  • a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a subject suitable for the career and
  • completed preparatory service with a career examination
  • Proof of identity
  • Details of your current place of residence
  • Tabular list of your completed courses of study and relevant gainful employment
  • Proof of studies obtained abroad
  • Proof of relevant professional experience or other qualifications, if these are or could be required to establish equivalence
  • Declaration as to whether and to which body you have already submitted an application for determination of equivalence, if applicable, notification of the determination

If further documents are required, the responsible office will contact you.

As a rule, all documents must be submitted in German in the original or as a certified copy. If the documents are written in another language, you may also require a translation by a publicly appointed (sworn) translator. Please contact the relevant office.

Up to EUR 600.00.

If recognition is made dependent on the completion of adaptation courses or performance assessments, further costs may be incurred. Information on this can be obtained from the responsible office

If you do not agree with the decision of the competent authority, you are free to take legal action in accordance with the Administrative Court Code (objection procedure, legal action). The exact details can be found in the respective notices from the responsible office.

Please contact the Ministry of the Interior and Sport.

On the basis of the documents you submit, the competent body will check whether and to what extent your foreign qualification meets the German qualification requirements for the career, for example on the basis of the content and duration of the training, relevant professional experience or other qualifications.

Within 3 months of submitting the complete documents, the competent authority will inform you in writing whether

  • recognition will be granted,
  • there are deficits in the qualification and therefore compensation measures are necessary before recognition
  • compensatory measures are necessary or
  • recognition cannot be granted.

The service centers of the "Integration through Qualification" network (IQ network) will be happy to advise and support you before, during and after the recognition procedure.

Ministry of the Interior and Sport

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Ministerium für Inneres und Sport
Halberstädter Straße 2, am 'Platz des 17. Juni'
39112 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
0391 567-5504
0391 567-5519