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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

Office hours: Monday to Thursday 08.00–16.30, Friday 08.00–12.00.

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

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

Frankfurt (Oder)

Gabriele Pfeifer
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH
im bbw Bildungszentrum Ostbrandenburg GmbH
Potsdamer Straße 1-2
15234 Frankfurt (Oder)
Email: gabriele.pfeifer[at]bbw-akademie.de   
Tel. (0335) 5569-502

Office hours: Mon, Tue 08:00-16:00 and Thur 08:00-15:00 and by individual arrangement

Advice is available in German, English, Polish, Russian and French, as well as in Arabic with an interpreter.

Oranienburg

Maksym Morin
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH
Berliner Straße 119 – 125
16515  Oranienburg
Email: maksym.morin[at]bbw-akademie.de 
Tel. (03301) 5772-719

Office hours: Mon-Thur 08.00–16.00 and by individual arrangement

Advice is available in German, English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and French, as well as in Arabic with an interpreter.

Eberswalde

Paulina Winiarczyk
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche Weiterbildung GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 33
16225 Eberswalde
Email: Paulina.Winiarczyk[at]bbw-akademie.de 
Tel. (03334) 278710

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 bis 16:00

Advice is available in German, English, Russian and Polish, as well as in Arabic with an interprete

Neuruppin

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

Office hours: Mon, Tue 08.00–16.00, Wed 08.00–12.00

Advice is available in German and English.

Königs Wusterhausen

Lukasz Kocur
Handwerkskammer Cottbus
Außenstelle Königs Wusterhausen
Cottbuser Straße 53a
15711 Königs Wusterhausen
Tel. (0355) 7835-177
Mobile:  0160 9727 8256
Email: kocur[at]hwk-cottbus.de 

Office hours: Tuesday 08.00–16.00
Advice is available in German, Polish and Czech in Königs Wusterhausen. 

Großräschen

Antje Feldmann
Handwerkskammer Cottbus
Lehrbauhof Großräschen
Werner-Seelenbinder-Straße 24, Raum: 2122
01983 Großräschen
Tel. (0355) 7835-120
Email: feldmann[at]hwk-cottbus.de

Office hours: Thursday 12.00–16.00

Advice is available in German in Großräschen. 

Finsterwalde

Islam Ahmed
Handwerkskammer Cottbus
Niederlausitzer Kreishandwerkerschaft Finsterwalde
Genossenschaftsstraße 19
03238 Finsterwalde
Tel. (0355) 7835-146
Email: ahmed[at]hwk-cottbus.de

Office hours: Monday 09.00–13.00 and Wednesday 09.00–17.00

Advice is available in German, Arabic and English in Finsterwalde.

Cottbus

Islam Ahmed
Handwerkskammer Cottbus
Altmarkt 17
03046 Cottbus
Telefon: 0355 7835-146
Mobil: 0160 99719873
Email: ahmed[at]hwk-cottbus.de
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8.00-16.00

Advice is available in German, Arabic and English in Cottbus.

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