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Foreign professional qualification Recognition as an educator

If you want to work as an educator in Germany, you need the right to hold the professional title "State-recognized educator/state-recognized educator". You can also apply for eligibility in Germany with a degree acquired abroad.

Process flow

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 educator. This review is based on established formal criteria, such as the content and duration of the training. Their relevant professional experience will be taken into account, as will other relevant qualifications. For academic qualifications, you can apply for an assessment by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB).

Further information can be found on the portal "Recognition in Germany". This website provides quick and easy answers to questions about recognition, for example:

  • Do I have to have my professional qualifications recognised?
  • Is it worth the recognition for me?
  • Can I make the request? Do I have a formal claim to it?
  • Where do I have to contact?
  • What is the procedure?
  • What documents are needed? What form must the documents take?
  • How long does the procedure take?
  • How much does the procedure cost?
  • Which laws are relevant to my case?

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the respective branch office of the state school authority.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, you need the following documents:

  • tabular list of your completed training courses and gainful employment
  • Indication of your current place of residence
  • Proof
  • Proof of training acquired abroad
  • Evidence of relevant professional experience or other qualifications, where they are necessary to establish equivalence
  • Explanation of whether and with which body you have already submitted an application for a declaration of equivalence
  • where applicable, a decision establishing equivalence

All documents must be presented in the original or as a certified copy and in German. If the documents are written in another language, you may also need a translation from a publicly appointed translator.

Additional documentation may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

Fee: 100,00 - 250,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

No deadlines need to be observed. The deadline for submitting the application begins with the confirmation by the competent authority that the necessary documents are in full.

Author

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Technically approved by

Ministry of Science and Economy of the State of Saxony-Anhalt and Recognition Finder Germany

competent Bodies

Regionales Landesamt für Schule und Bildung Lüneburg - Fachbereich Anerkennungsverfahren für ausländische Bildungsabschlüsse

Address: Auf der Hude 2, 21339 Lüneburg

Postal address: Post Office Box 2120

Telephone: +49 4131 15-2626
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown
Address: Friedrichswall 1 , 30159 Hannover

Telephone: 0800 818-8100
Fax: 0511 120-5774
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.