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IQ Network Hesse - Our services

The IQ Network Hesse promotes the integration of migrants into the job market in Hesse. Our services include:

  • Recognition counselling
  • Qualification opportunities
  • Services for stakeholders on the job market to develop intercultural skills

IQ recognition counselling

Do you have an occupational qualification, university degree or school-leaving qualification from another country? Would you like to know whether and how your qualification can be recognised in Germany? Depending on your occupation, a professional recognition may be necessary (for example, for teachers and doctors). It can also improve your opportunities on the job market in Germany.

During the IQ recognition counselling we will clarify whether a recognition procedure process would be useful in your case. You will learn which recognising authority is responsible for your profession, which documents you will need and how much the recognising process costs.

Our counsellors usually work in German. However, counselling might be available in other languages depending on the language skills of your counsellor. When setting a time and date for the consultation, ask which languages are available. You may also bring along someone to translate. The consultation is free of charge.

Information on getting foreign qualifications recognized in Hesse

Our information sheet gives you more detailed information on the recognition procedure: Information on getting foreign qualifications recognized in Hesse (PDF 2,3 MB)



IQ recognition counselling topics

  • Information on the legal requirements for the recognition of a foreign occupational qualification
  • Initial assessment whether you need to obtain recognition of your qualification in order to be able to work in your profession in Germany
  • Identification of German vocational certificate that matches your qualification acquired abroad.
  • Information on how you can have your qualification and credentials recognised
  • Support in the assessment of the official assessment notice, for example, if only a "partial equivalence" with the German profession is received
  • Information on which documents (certificates, application forms, etc.) you need and which documents have to be translated
  • Overview of the possibilities for achieving full recognition (qualification measures such as adaptation courses or aptitude tests)
  • Support in finding a suitable qualification
  • Overview of alternatives when no recognition is possible
  • Information on the duration and costs of the recognition process and the possibilities of getting financial support

Important documents for the initial counselling session

  • If available: Official assessment notice issued by the competent authority.
  • If available: Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB).
  • Certificates with an overview of the subjects.
  • Proof of other qualifications (e.g. job references).
  • Certificates of German language proficiency.
  • Proof of current social benefits (e.g. ALG II, an unemployment benefit).
  • If available: Curriculum vitae / resume
  • If available: Correspondence with responsible authorities and public offices.

IQ recognition hotline: Initial counselling via telephone

You can receive initial counselling via telephone using the IQ recognition hotline.


0800 1301040 (free of charge for calls from within Germany)

Consultation times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:
9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.


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IQ qualification offers

We help you with specific qualification offers to improve your chances of working in your profession. We offer qualification projects for various professions. A successfully completed IQ qualification helps you to achieve full recognition, for example in the field of nursing. Furthermore, we provide bridging measures for people who studied abroad. They can help academics in non-regulated professions improve their opportunities on the job market.

Our IQ qualification offers as well as the course exams are free of charge. In some cases, living costs may be covered during your qualification process.

Fair Integration

You arrived in Germany as a refugee or you are a citizen of a third country and are having problems with your employer in particular or your workplace in general? For example, you haven’t received your wage or you feel unfairly treated?

The people involved in the IQ project “Fair Integration” are here to advise you on your employee rights in Germany and to help you assert these rights. We will also provide information on the German job market and show you how you can potentially gain further qualifications.

For more information, download our "Fair integration" flyer (PDF 262 KB) or visit


Mr Amer Saikali
Wilhelm-Leuschner- Str. 69/77, Building 2, 3rd floor, Offices 311, 312
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0)69 407 697 40
Mobile: +49 (0)151 14387968

Support Fair Integration:
Janna Bieker
Tel.: +49 (0)69 407 697 39
Mobile: +49 (0)151 42369374

Personal counselling

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