The ProRecognition, "Professional and Vocational Qualifications for Germany", offers a consulting service for the accreditation of professional qualifications acquired abroad.

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As part of the project, a special consultancy service was set up at AHK Iran which offers interested persons free and individual advice on the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in Farsi. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).

AHK Iran advises you on the possibilities of recognising your professional qualification in Germany, supports you in compiling the documents and helps you with the application.

  • Counselling sessions
  • Seminars & Workshops
  • German language courses

Counselling sessions

During the current procedure, the respective competent authority in Germany checks whether the vocational qualification obtained abroad is equivalent to a German qualification. The application must be made in person. Before the actual procedure begins, the applicant is advised by the AHK on his individual options, supported in compiling the documents and accompanied through the ongoing procedure. The AHK advises to all nationally recognized professional conclusions - from the classical IHK training occupation over the handicraft up to the academic conclusion. The AHK also provides information on immigration opportunities in the German labour market. In addition it co-operates closely with its network partners locally.

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Seminars & Workshops

AHK Iran offers target-oriented seminars and workshops in the sense of a successful job search and an effective job interview. We have topics and programs that will help you as a jobseeker. Effective methods and successful strategies give you an insight into the current application practice and support you in expanding your skills. You can find seminars & workshops topics in the events calendar.


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German language courses

ProRecognition works in the field of language education to improve the labour market opportunities for third-country citizens as well as in the field of language education. In addition to vocational qualifications, good skills in German as a second language are an important prerequisite for successful integration into the labour market.

In close cooperation with recognised language schools, AHK Iran plays a key role in designing and implementing appropriate language training programmes for the most diverse occupational fields and qualifications.



Iran is currently the front runner in consultations

Interest in the project ProRecognition, funded by the BMBF, for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications, is steadily increasing. Iran is currently the leader in consulting. Between 01.10.2015 and 31.03.2019, 1060 persons were advised by the German Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

A total of over 5000 people worldwide were consulted about this project. The top professional groups of academically qualified applicants:

  1. Engineers
  2. Physicians
  3. Pharmacists, Physiotherapists
  4. Electrical engineers
  5. IT specialists


The top professional groups of professionally qualified applicants:

  1. electrician, electronics technician
  2. mechatronics engineer
  3. nursing staff

AHK events on this topic:75 own, 36 external events. A total of 2560 people were reached. In 2018 the AHK Iran organized 12 own events, more than 720 people were addressed.

Number of consultations per country