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Apply for a career qualification "Fire Brigade Technical Service, Career Group 1, Second Entry Office" from abroad


If you have completed a qualification as a firefighter with a craft training occupation abroad, you can have it recognised. With the qualification for the career "Fire Brigade Technical Service, Career Group 2, First Entry Office" you can be hired as a civil servant.

On the basis of your submitted documents, the competent authority checks whether and to what extent your foreign qualification meets the German qualification requirements for the career, for example on the basis of the content and duration of the training, relevant professional experience or other qualifications.

Within 3 months of submitting the complete documents, you will be informed in writing by the competent authority whether:
- recognition is granted,
- there are deficits in the qualification and therefore before recognition
compensatory measures are necessary, or
- recognition cannot take place.

Contact the Ministry of the Interior and Sport.

  • A craft or other training occupation suitable for the fire service completed with a journeyman's examination, and
  • a preparatory service completed with a career examination
  • Proof of identity
  • Indication of your current place of residence
  • Tabular list of your completed training courses/professional qualifications and relevant gainful activities
  • Evidence of formal qualifications/vocational qualifications obtained abroad
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience or other evidence of formal qualifications, where necessary or may be necessary to establish equivalence
  • whether and to which body you have already submitted an application for a declaration of equivalence,
  • where appropriate, a decision on the finding

Should further documents be required, the competent authority will contact you.

As a rule, all documents must be submitted in German in the original or as a certified copy. If the documents are written in another language, you may also need a translation from a publicly appointed (sworn) translator. Please contact the competent authority.

Up to EUR 600,00.

Insofar as recognition is made dependent on the completion of adaptation courses or performance checks, further costs may arise. Information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

If you do not agree with the decision of the competent authority, you are free to appeal under the Administrative Court Rules (opposition proceedings, legal proceedings). The exact details can be found in the notices of the competent authority.

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Ministry of the Interior and Sport

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