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Apply for permission as a medical educator from abroad


The profession of medical pedagogue 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 medical pedagogue"/ "State-recognized medical pedagogue".

The equivalence is examined with the degree "State-recognized medical pedagogue/state-recognized medical pedagogue", which is awarded in Saxony-Anhalt to specialist schools for social services specializing in therapeutic pedagogy.  In the absence of comprehensive equivalence, compensatory measures will be decided (e.g. aptitude test).

You have a professional qualification as a recognised medical pedagogue 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 medical pedagogue. 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.
  • Withinthree months of submitting the complete documents, the competent authority will inform you in writing whether the
    • recognition is made
    • there are shortcomings in the qualification and therefore cannot be recognised.

Please contact the Saxony-Anhalt State School Office - Vocational Schools Unit.

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 medical pedagogue" / "state-recognized medical pedagogue" is granted if you meet the following conditions:

  • Your training will empower you to work in the profession
  • You have been authorised to practise this profession in your training country
  • there are no significant differences between your 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 presentation of 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 as to 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.

You must present personal certificates, certificates and evidence as officially certified copies. Foreign language documents and evidence must be translated by a generally sworn and publicly appointed translator or by a generally sworn and publicly appointed translator.

Between 25.00 and 600.00 euros. The fee is based on the cost of the recognition procedure

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 before the Administrative Court. The exact details can be found in the letter with the decision of the State School Office Saxony-Anhalt - Unit For Vocational Schools.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Education Saxony-Anhalt

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