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The IHK FOSA is the responsible centre for all applications for recognition that refer to IHK professions. These include the 250 dual IHK apprenticeship professions as well as the many IHK further training professions.

You will find a list with IHK apprenticeship professions and further training professions within the responsibility of IHK FOSA on the right-hand side.

For professions which do not fall within the IHKs’ scope of responsibility, applicants must consult the respective responsible authority. In the case of craft or agricultural professions, for example, these are the regional craft or agricultural chambers, respectively. For specialist employees in independent professions, these are the respective responsible professional chambers, e.g. doctors’, dentists’ and lawyers’ chambers.


For initial information, please call the hotline for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications at the Federal Agency of Migration and Refugees on: +49 30-1815-1111 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 15:00)

The federal government’s information portal (www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de) provides further information and helps to identify the responsible authority.