Recognition of Professional Qualifications Basic Principles Information for professionals working in Germany who want to have their professional qualifications recognised is provided here. If you obtained your professional qualifications in a foreign country, you may have the equivalence of your qualifications to a German profession or degree assessed here. Procedure Equivalence of professional qualifications under the German Professional Qualifications Assessment Act [Berufsqualifikationsfestsellungsgesetz, BQFG] will be assessed on the basis of the German profession, not that of your home country. Therefore, the work that you can perform in Germany with your foreign qualifications must first of all be determined. Various authorities are responsible for this. Recognition Finder You may search for the local competent body for your equivalence assessment here. This only requires the entry of a reference profession and the place where you would like to work. European Professional Card This is an electronic certificate for the recognition of your professional qualifications in another EU member state. The European Professional Card (EPC) is currently available for: general care nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides.