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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:15
Title: 

Law on the Assessment of Equivalence of Vocational Qualifications

Country(ies): 
Germany
Tags: 
Recognition of skills and qualifications
Summary: 

Germany’s Law on the Assessment of Equivalence of Vocational Qualifications (BQFG) was passed in 2012. It is an important building block for securing the requirement for skilled workers in Germany. It makes it easier for skilled workers from abroad to use their professional or vocational qualifications on the German labour market and thus provides a greater incentive to come to Germany. In Germany, Federal States designate the responsible recognizing/credentialing body, and sometimes are responsible themselves. They work closely with the private sector.