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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 validation procedure is currently offered for these vocational qualifications:

Chambers of Skilled Crafts:

  • Plant mechanic for sanitary, heating and air conditioning systems
  • Building and object coater
  • Electronics technician
  • Vehicle varnisher
  • Tile and mosaic layer
  • Hairdresser
  • Industrial cleaner
  • Painter and varnisher
  • Custom tailor
  • Metalworker
  • Road builder
  • Civil engineering worker

In the future the chambers will also provide validation procedures for the following occupations:

  • Alteration tailor
  • Construction finishing worker
  • Floor layer
  • Roofer
  • Salesperson specialising in foodstuffs
  • Building construction worker
  • Motor vehicle mechatronics technician
  • Mason


Chambers of Trade and Industry:

  • Catering expert
  • Information technology specialist
  • Specialist in the hospitality services industry
  • Warehouse logistics operator
  • Skilled metal worker
  • Warehouse operator
  • Specialist in the hotel business
  • Hotel clerk
  • Information technology and telecommunications system electronics technician
  • Office Manager
  • Management assistant for retail services
  • Cook
  • Machine and plant operator
  • Designer of digital and print media (specialising in design conception and visualisation)
  • Restaurant specialist
  • Technical product designer (specialising in product design and construction)
  • Process mechanic for coating technology
  • Sales assistant for retail services

In the future the chambers will also provide validation procedures for the following occupations:

  • Specialist in food technology
  • Industrial electrician


Chamber of Agriculture:

  • Gardener
  • Housekeepe

If you have any more questions, please get in touch with our advisers. Click here for more detailed information on how the procedure works.