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Give state recognition to professional qualifications acquired abroad for training "social work specialist"


State recognition is granted on request to those who carry out an activity corresponding to the social worker, the social pedagogue or the social pedagogue and who has successfully completed an apprenticeship as a "specialist for social work" at a state vocational school in the field of social pedagogy.

Anyone who has received such state recognition for the vocational qualification is entitled to hold the professional title "State-recognised social work specialist".

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Unified Contact Person. He accompanies you through the procedure, takes over the correspondence with all the authorities responsible for your request and assists you as a competent consultant.

The responsibility lies with the State Administration Office, the State Examination Office for Health Professions.

  • tabular list of completed training courses and the activities carried out, indicating the current place of residence in German,
  • Proof of identity (original or certified copy, translation by publicly appointed translators)
  • educational certificates acquired abroad (original or certified copies, translation by publicly appointed translators),
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience or other qualifications, where necessary to establish equivalence (orignial or certified copy, translation by publicly appointed translators)
  • Explanation of whether and to which body an application for a declaration of equality and/or for the grant of State recognition to the professional qualification has already been made and whether a decision has already been issued. Decisions already issued must be enclosed in copy.

Depending on the profession, further documentation may be required. This is decided by the competent authority.

Fee: 600,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

The competent body must decide on the granting of State recognition within three months. The period begins only after the complete submission of the documents to be submitted and the determination of the equivalence of the training.

You will receive an appeal with the decision.

Please contact the appropriate body.

The service centres of the network "Integration through Qualification" (IQ-Network) will be happy to advise and accompany you before, in and after the recognition procedure.

  • Service points of the "Network Integration through Qualification"
  • Single point of contact
  • Central Office for Foreign Education Bonn

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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