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Foreign professional qualification Recognition as a medical pedagogue (B.A.) /Healing Pedagogue (B.A.)

If you want to work in Germany as a medical pedagogue (B.A.) or a medical pedagogue (B.A.), you generally need the right to hold the professional title "State-recognized medical pedagogue (B.A.)" or "State-recognized medical pedagogue (B.A.)". 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 of a German qualification for the profession of medical pedagogue (B.A.) /of the medical pedagogue (B.A.). 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 Hannover University of Applied Sciences.

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.

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.

Legal basis

The decision is taken in accordance with Sections 1 - 3 of the Ordinance on the State Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the Field of Social Work and Healing Education (SozHeilVO) v. 28.01.2013 Lower Saxony's Legislative and Ordinance Bulletin (Nds. GVBl.) 38.

Supporting institutions

The service centres of the network "Integration through Qualification" (IQ network) are happy to advise and accompany you before, in and after the recognition procedure.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony and Recognition Finder Germany

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

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