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Where do I start?

If you wish to obtain recognition in Germany for a professional or vocational qualification acquired abroad, we recommend that the first thing you should do is seek information from our advisory centres. 

The various recognition opportunities will be explained to you, you will be told which documentation will be needed for the procedure and you will be referred to the relevant competent body which will then undertake an assessment of the individual paperwork submitted.

We can also advise you on suitable training options if required.

Counselling is free of charge.

Counselling centres

Potsdam

Julia Lexow-Kapp

Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Gesundheit, Frauen und Familie des Landes Brandenburg
(Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and the Family of the State of Brandenburg)
Referat Frauen und Arbeitsmarkt, Arbeits- und Existenzgründungsförderung (Department for Women in the Labour Market, Work and Start-Up Promotion)
Henning-von-Tresckow-Straße 2-13, Building S, Room 1.029
14467 Potsdam

Tel. (0331) 866-5372
Email: julia.lexow-kapp[at]masgf.brandenburg.de

Please make an appointment.

Advice is available in German, English and Russian in Potsdam. 

The leaflet (in German) provides more information on the counselling centre.

Frankfurt (Oder)

Krzysztofa Lena Bieniak

bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH (bbw Academy for Further Education in Business Administration)
im bbw Bildungszentrum Ostbrandenburg GmbH (at the bbw East Brandenburg Education Centre)
Potsdamer Straße 1-2
15234 Frankfurt (Oder)
Email: Krzysztofa.Bieniak[at]bbw-akademie.de  
Tel. (0335) 5569-502

Appointments may be scheduled from Monday to Thursday.

Advice is available in German, English and Polish, or in Arabic with the assistance of an interpreter.

Oranienburg

Svetlana Müller

bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH (bbw Academy for Further Education in Business Administration)
Berliner Straße 119 – 125
16515  Oranienburg
Email: Svetlana.Mueller[at]bbw-akademie.de
Tel. (03301) 5772719

Appointments may be scheduled from Monday to Friday.

Advice is available in German, English and Russian, or in Arabic with the assistance of an interpreter.

Eberswalde

Paulina Winiarczyk

bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH (bbw Academy for Further Education in Business Administration)
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 33
16225 Eberswalde
Email: Paulina.Winiarczyk[at]bbw-akademie.de 
Tel. (03334) 278717

Appointments may be scheduled from Monday to Friday.

Advice is available in German, English, Russian and Polish, or in Arabic with the assistance of an interpreter.

Neuruppin

Stefanie Wagner
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH (bbw Academy for Further Education in Business Administration)
Wilhelm-Bartelt-Straße 2
16816 Neuruppin
Email: stefanie.wagner[at]bbw-akademie.de
Tel. (03391) 771156

Appointments may be scheduled from Monday to Wednesday.

Advice is available in German and English, or in Arabic with the assistance of an interpreter.

ESF-funded project under the German Recognition Act

Königs Wusterhausen

Lukasz Kocur

Handwerkskammer Cottbus (Cottbus Chamber of Skilled Crafts)
Außenstelle Königs Wusterhausen (Königs Wusterhausen Branch)
Cottbuser Straße 53a
15711 Königs Wusterhausen
Telephone (0355) 7835-177
Mobile:  0160 9727 8256
Email: kocur@hwk-cottbus.de  

Office hours: Tuesday

Advice is available in Königs Wusterhausen in German, Polish, Czech and English. An interpreter can be made available upon request to assist with other languages.

Großräschen

Lukasz Kocur

Handwerkskammer Cottbus (Cottbus Chamber of Skilled Crafts)
Lehrbauhof Großräschen (Großräschen Training Centre for Builders)
Werner-Seelenbinder-Straße 24, Room: 2122
01983 Großräschen
Telephone (0355) 7835-120
Mobile: 0160 9727 8256
Email: kocur@hwk-cottbus.de 

Office hours: Thursday

Advice is available in Großräschen in German, Polish, Czech and English. An interpreter can be made available upon request to assist with other languages.

Finsterwalde

Malwina Szmigiel

Handwerkskammer Cottbus (Cottbus Chamber of Skilled Crafts)
Niederlausitzer Kreishandwerkerschaft Finsterwalde (Niederlausitz District Skilled Crafts Association)
Genossenschaftsstraße 19
03238 Finsterwalde
Telephone: (0355) 7835146
Mobile: 0160 997 198 73
Email: szmigiel[at]hwk-cottbus.de     

Office hours: Monday

Advice is available in Finsterwalde in German, Polish, Russian and English. An interpreter can be made available upon request to assist with other languages.

Cottbus

Malwina Szmigiel

Handwerkskammer Cottbus (Cottbus Chamber of Skilled Crafts)
Altmarkt 17
03046 Cottbus
Telephone: (0355) 7835146
Mobile: 0160 997 198 73
Email: szmigiel[at]hwk-cottbus.de   

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Advice is available in Cottbus in German, Polish, Russian and English. An interpreter can be made available upon request to assist with other languages.

ESF-funded project under the German Recognition Act

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