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Nursing and health care professions / social professions - Foreign qualifications

Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Baden-Württemberg

Please note:

Beginning February 15, 2024, only applications for the recognition of General Nurse  (Pflegefachkraft) will be accepted.

Applications received from February 15, 2024, onwards will be examined according to the regulations of the Nursing Professions Act (PflBG).
If old application forms indicating recognition as a Krankenpfleger/in (nurse) are submitted, the examination will still be conducted according to the Nursing Professions Act from February 15, 2024, onwards.

Applications received by us until February 14, 2024, will be examined according to the regulations of the Nursing Act (KrPflG). Certificates of recognition issued under the Act oft he Nursing Professions with an adaptation course or approval for a knowledge examination remain valid and must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Nursing Act, as specified. If the adaptation measures cannot be completed entirely in 2024, they may be extended beyond December 31, 2024.

There will be no conversion of these certificates to comply with the new legal situation.



  • Application form filled in with date and signature in the original
  • Curriculum vitae with date and signature in original
  • Copy of passport, identity card or residence permit
  • Copy of birth certificate + certified translation
  • Copy of marriage certificate + Certified translation
  • Copy of the diploma + Certified translation
  • Copy of transcripts/grades overview + Certified translation
  • Copy of the professional internship + certified translation
  • Copy of the professional examination/work licence + certified translation
  • Copy of the schedule of subjects and hours + Certified translation
  • Copy of the employer's references for your training occupation in the country of training, stating the period and
  • Name of the department + translation

The documents must be submitted in the language of the country and a German translation - both as certified copies only.
You can have them certified at official offices (town hall / notary / embassy).

  • Personal statement as to whether an application for recognition has already been submitted in Germany
  • Credible evidence that you will be working in Baden-Württemberg (confirmation of employment or employment contract from a possible employer)

Please refrain from folders, sleeves and other packaging material.



  • Certificate of good conduct from the home country/training country in the original + certified translation
  • Certificate of good conduct from Germany, type OB (for submission to an authority), purpose of use: MTRA recognition, receiving authority: Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Ref. 95.2, z. Hd. zuständige/r SB Ruppmannstr. 21, 70565 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Original medical certificate from a general practitioner stating that you are suitable for the profession as a health care worker and nurse.
  • Proof of German language skills B2 from an ALTE-certified language school (for example Goethe, Telc, ÖSD) in the original

Documents 1-3 must not be older than 3 months.

If you have any questions or need help with your application, please feel free to contact these counselling services:

Logo IQ-Netzwerk Baden-Württemberg

Counselling services with residence in Germany

IQ Network Baden-Württemberg
Counselling for recognition

Counselling services without residence in Germany

Central Service Point for Professional Recognition ZSBA

Dienstgebäude Pallas


Recognition of foreign qualifications in the health sector

Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart
Department 95.2
Landesanerkennungsstelle für Gesundheitsberufe (LAfG BW)
Ruppmannstraße 21
70565 Stuttgart

Please submit application documents by post only.
Contact form
FAQ Academic Health Professions (in german)