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Foreign professional qualification, recognition of psychotherapeutic training titles in professional fields
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
The use of continuing educationtitlesin addition to the job title, which indicate special knowledge and skills in a specific professional field, is regulated in Germany. This means that if you have a foreign qualification in this field and want to work in Schleswig-Holstein with this continuing educationdesignation, this requires recognition of the qualification.
Recognition must be applied for in writing at the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Psychotherapists. It decides on the application and examines individually on the basis of acquired subject-related diplomas, examination certificates or other subject-related qualifications whether there are significant differences in terms of content and times between your foreign and German qualifications.
You will receive the qualification if the further training you have completed is equivalent to the German qualification after the individual examination.
If significant differences have been identified or if the training has not yet been completed, periods of continuing education within and outside the European Union can be credited in whole or in part for the acquisition of the German qualification.
Who should I contact?
Please contact the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Psychotherapists.
Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Psychotherapists
The recognition of your continuing education title is only possible if you already have a valid license to practice medicine in Germany or have an unrestricted professional license as a psychological psychotherapist or as a child and adolescent psychotherapist. For this, you must be personally and healthily suitable.
You must prove your German language skills when you are granted a professional license/license to practice medicine. For the recognition of the continuing education qualification, your German language skills will not be checked again.
Which documents are required?
The application for recognition must be accompanied by all certificates and evidence issued during the training. This includes:
- Your license to practice medicine or professionally unrestricted professional license,
- possibly, in the case of psychotherapeutic training completed abroad, proof that the equivalence to the psychotherapeutic training has been recognized,
- a tabular list of your qualifications and your professional experience,
- the certificates or attestations attesting to the completion of the prescribed periodic training
- where applicable, certificates of conformity or proof of activity for the last five years,
- any additional evidence for the examination of equivalence,
- in the event that proof of further training has been issued in another European country, which has been completed in whole or in part in third countries: documents on which activities in third countries have been credited to the qualification and to what extent,
- a written declaration as to whether the recognition of the qualifications has already been or will be applied for at another chamber of psychotherapists.
The documents must be submitted in the form of originals or certified copies, usually in German. Additional documentation may be required.
In the case of electronic proceedings, the documents can be transmitted electronically.
What are the fees?
A fee is charged for the recognition of the continuing education title, which may vary depending on the necessary verification procedure.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
You will receive the decision on your recognition no later than three months (evidence from EU countries) or four months (third countries) after receipt of the complete documents.
You will be informed of the result of the recognition procedure in an appealable decision. You can appeal against negative decisions within one month.
What else should I know?
On the basis of your license to practice as a psychological psychotherapist or as a child and adolescent psychotherapist or your professional license, you are entitled to work fully in the field of psychotherapy. This means that if you do not yet have the recognition of your continuing education qualification in the areas in question, this does not preclude your work in this field of competence, but you are not allowed to use the corresponding continuing education title.
Further information can be found on the "Recognition in Germany" portal. This Internet portal provides quick and easy answers to questions about recognition.
Telephone advice on recognition in German and English can be found on the hotline "Working and Living in Germany".
The service centres of the "Integration through Qualification" network (IQ Network) will be happy to advise and support you before, during and after the recognition procedure.
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