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The validation process compares vocational skills with the requirements of a vocational qualification. The validation process is offered in around 30 vocational qualifications.

Participation in the validation process may be appropriate for persons who

  • are at least 25 years old and
  • do not have a vocational qualification or work in a profession other than the one they have learnt, and
  • have several years of professional experience.

The validation procedure is conducted in the German language.  Participants should therefore have a basic knowledge of German and be familiar with the technical terminology of their field of work.

The animated film »Berufliche Kompetenzen sichtbar machen« shows how the procedure works (available in German only). Detailed information on each step can be found here.

If you have any more questions, please get in touch with our advisers.