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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Grant state recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad for the training of "social work specialists"


Upon application, anyone who carries out an activity corresponding to the social worker, the social pedagogue or the social pedagogue and has successfully completed training as a "specialist for social work" at a state vocational school in the field of social pedagogy receives state recognition.

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

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Point of Single Contact. He accompanies you through the procedure, takes over the correspondence with all bodies responsible for your request and is at your side as a competent consultant.

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

  • tabular list of the training courses completed and the gainful activities carried out with an indication of the current place of residence in German,
  • Proof of identity (original or certified copy, translation by publicly appointed translators)
  • evidence of formal qualifications obtained abroad (originals or certified copies, translation by publicly appointed translators),
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience or other evidence of formal qualifications, where necessary to establish equivalence (original or certified copy, translation by publicly appointed translators)
  • Declaration as to whether and to which body an application for a declaration of equality and/or for the granting of state recognition of the professional qualification has already been submitted and whether a decision has already been issued. Copies of notices that have already been issued must be attached.

Depending on the profession, further documents may be required. This shall be decided by the competent authority.

Fee: 600,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

The competent authority must decide within three months on the granting of state recognition. The period begins only with the submission of the documents to be submitted in full and the determination of the equivalence of the training.

You will receive a remedy with the decision.

Please contact the competent authority.

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

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

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Social Affairs (Ms Zembrod, Ms Miedlich)

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