Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHK)

The IHK offers consultation for professionals who have obtained their qualifications abroad and who would like to practise their skills and know-how in Germany. The IHK offers support for the successful integration into the German labor market and is committed to equal opportunity in the labor market as well as for professional and social success. The IHK offers consultation in the following areas: 

  • Consulting for the recognition of foreign qualifications in the fields of industry, trade, gastronomy and services 
  • Assessing skills and chances of success for the recognition of qualifications based on submitted documents (diplomas, employment certificates and CV) 
  • Determining the appropriate office responsible for the recognition procedure of professional qualifications 
  • Information on vocational training or other training opportunities

Please call for a consultation appointment and bring the following documents with you: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Diploma or degree certificate of qualification translated into the German language (English documents need not be translated) 
  • Overview of professions (overview of training content – “index”)