LaRA Plus – Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

With the project La Red Anerkennungsberatung Plus (LaRA Plus), La Red offers free counselling on the recognition of qualifications acquired abroad. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the European Union through the European Social Fund Plus (ESF Plus) as part of the „Integration through Qualification (IQ)“ program.

You did not acquire your professional qualification in Germany and would like to work in your profession in Berlin? Then you can or must have your foreign professional qualification recognised through an equivalence test.

Recognition improves your chances of finding a job that matches your qualifications.

Open office hours

Would you like an in-person consultation? This is possible during open consultation hours on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 16:00.

E-mail counselling

Do you prefer a consultation by e-mail? Please note that the waiting time for an e-mail consultation is currently 3 months.



Further appointments

Would you like to take part in one of our group counselling sessions?Are you an institution? We can arrange a training appointments and group sessions.

Our consultation is free of charge and is available in the following languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

Our counsellors will tell you which recognition process and which reference occupation correspond to your qualifications. You will receive information on the procedure and the necessary documents. The counselling will also include information on funding options for recognition.

Who can we advise?

  • ✔️People who are already living in Germany and would like to work in Berlin.
  • ✔️People who have a university degree (e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) or a professional qualification (comparable to an Ausbildung) of at least two years‘ duration.

Who can we not advise?

Das Projekt La Red Anerkennungsberatung Plus (LaRA Plus) wird im Rahmen des Förderprogramms IQ − Integration durch Qualifizierung durch das Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales und die Europäische Union über den Europäischen Sozialfonds Plus (ESF Plus) gefördert und vom Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge administriert. Partner in der Umsetzung sind das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung und die Bundesagentur für Arbeit.

Das Projekt La Red Anerkennungsberatung Plus (LaRA Plus) wird zusätzlich finanziert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Arbeit, Soziales, Gleichstellung, Integration, Vielfalt und Antidiskriminierung aus Landesmitteln, die das Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin beschlossen hat.  

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