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Apply for recognition as a nursing assistant or nursing assistant with a professional qualification from abroad


You can have a qualification as a nursing assistant from abroad officially recognized in Germany.

  • Your qualification must be state-recognized in the country in which you trained. Informal or non-formal qualifications cannot be officially recognized in Germany.
  • Equivalence of your professional qualification
  • You want to work in the federal state.
  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Proof of identity (identity card or passport)
  • Proof of your professional qualification (e.g. certificates, professional certificate)
  • Proof of the content and duration of your training (e.g. diploma supplement, transcript of records)
  • Proof of professional experience in the profession
  • Proof of other relevant qualifications
  • If you have already submitted an application for recognition, please state which body.
  • If you do not yet live or work in the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, you may need to provide evidence of the following: You want to work in the profession in the federal state. Proof can be, for example, applications for a job, invitations to job interviews or a location note from the Central Service Center for Professional Recognition (ZSBA).

If your documents are not in German, you must submit German translations of your documents. The translations must be made by translators who are publicly appointed or authorized.

Fee: 25,00 - 600,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
The fees are based on the cost of the recognition procedure.

Processing Time: 3 Months
The responsible office will confirm receipt of your application within one month. The responsible office will inform you if further documents are required. If you have submitted all the required documents, you will receive a decision with the result after 3 months at the latest. In certain cases, the competent body may extend the procedure.

  • Appeal to the administrative court
  • You will find further information on how to lodge a complaint in the notice of recognition.

You submit an application for recognition to the competent authority. You must submit all the necessary documents in the form of officially certified copies to the competent authority.

The competent body will then check whether your foreign professional qualification is equivalent to the professional qualification in the federal state. The competent body compares the qualifications using certain criteria. Important criteria are the content and duration of the training. The competent body also takes into account your professional experience, your other certificates of competence and qualifications when carrying out the equivalence check.

You will receive a notification with the result of the procedure. You will receive recognition if your professional qualification and the professional qualification in the federal state are equivalent.

Sometimes there are significant differences between the professional qualifications. The differences are listed in your notification. You can use this decision to obtain further qualifications and later submit a new application for equivalence assessment.

If your professional qualification is not equivalent at all, you will not receive recognition.

A prerequisite for the commencement of a recognition procedure is the applicant's consent to the Data Protection Regulation.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Start your request directly online:

Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt - Landesprüfungsamt für Gesundheitsberufe
Hansering 15
06108 Halle (Saale), Stadt
Ernst-Kamieth-Str. 2
06112 Halle (Saale), Stadt
+49 345 514-3268

Remark: Academic
+49 345 514-3045

Remark: non-academic
+49 345 514-3279

Tue. 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:30

Thurs. 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:30

Note: Telephone consultation hours, no opening hours

Consultation hours in person: by appointment