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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for permission as a healer from abroad


The profession of healer is regulated in Germany by the individual federal states. This means that you may only work in this profession in the State of Saxony-Anhalt if you are entitled to hold the professional title "State-recognized nurse"/ "State-recognized healer".

The equivalence is examined with the degree "State-recognized healer/state-recognized healer, which is awarded in Saxony-Anhalt to specialist schools for social services specializing in the field of healing education care.  If there is no comprehensive equivalence, i.e. in the absence of substantial differences, compensatory measures are decided (e.B.  aptitude test).

You have a professional qualification as a recognised healer from abroad and now want to pursue your profession in Saxony-Anhalt? Then you will find all the important information here.

  • You submit a written application, including all necessary documents, and address it to the Saxony-Anhalt State School Office.
  • It will then be checked whether your documents have been submitted in full. If this is not the case, you will be asked in writing to submit the relevant documents.
  • For recognition, the competent body checks on the basis of your certificates whether or to what extent your foreign qualification corresponds to a German qualification for the profession of healer. This review is based on established formal criteria, such as the content and duration of the training. Your relevant professional experience will be taken into account, as will other relevant qualifications.
  • Within 3 months of submitting the complete documents, the competent authority will inform you in writing whether recognition is being made. Or whether there are deficiencies in qualifications and therefore cannot be recognised.

Contact the State School Board.

An application for examination of equivalence and granting of state recognition as a nurse or nurse may be submitted by all persons who are qualified in your country of origin to work as a nurse.

It does not matter what nationality you are or in which country you have acquired your qualification;

State recognition for the profession of "state-recognized healer" / "state-recognized healer" is granted if you meet the following conditions:

  • the proof of training obtained abroad demonstrates the ability to carry out comparable professional activities such as the corresponding proof of training regulated by national law, and
  • You are entitled to pursue the respective profession in the training state
  • there are no significant differences between the proven professional qualifications and the corresponding professional qualifications regulated by national law.

The application shall be attached to the following documents:

  • a self-signed CV with a description of the school and professional careers,
  • Information on language courses, further education and training since entering Germany,
  • proof of identity,
  • Confirmation of residence in Saxony-Anhalt,
  • Certificate of a name change,
  • school leaving certificates and certificates of training acquired abroad, as well as curricula in original language and translation,
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience and other qualifications, where necessary to establish equivalence (original or certified copy),
  • a declaration of whether and to which body an application for equivalence has been lodged and whether a communication has already been issued
  • decisions already issued must also be attached.

Certificates, certificates and evidence of the person shall be presented in the form of officially certified copies. The foreign-language documents and evidence shall be supplemented by German translations produced by a translator generally sworn and publicly appointed or by a generally sworn and publicly appointed translator.

The competent body may ask you to provide further information on the content and duration of professional qualifications acquired abroad and on other professional qualifications within a reasonable period of time.

Fees of between €25.00 and €600.00 will apply and will be based on the cost of the recognition process.

The competent authority must decide on your application within 3 months.

If you do not agree with the decision of the competent authority, you may bring an action. The exact details can be found in the letter with the decision of the State School Office Saxony-Anhalt - Unit For Vocational Schools.

You can have your educational attainment evaluated in advance. For more information, please visit the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education.

Central Office for Foreign Education Bonn

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Ministry of Education

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