ravent posted a topic in Life in NRWMy profession is Civil Engineer, in my country the duration of my studies is 5 years. For the last 3 years I have been working as a civil engineer in Germany. I arrived in Germany about 5 years ago and at the time I wanted to recognize my degree in Germany. The steps I took at the time, were the ones found in the following link: https://www.bezreg-koeln.nrw.de/brk_internet/leistungen/abteilung03/34/ingenieur/index.html After about 6-12 months, I don't remember exactly how long, I got, from what I understand, a certificate that allows me to be called Engineer, but I never really knew if I did the right thing or I should have done something else. Since this certificate speaks only of Engineer, nothing about of Civil Engineer. My University and Studium was in a database of a page called Anabin with an A+ symbol. A couple of weeks ago, I came across the following web page: https://www.kmk.org/zab/zentralstelle-fuer-auslaendisches-bildungswesen/gleichwertigkeitsbescheide-fuer-nicht-reglementierte-landesrechtlich-geregelte-berufe.html where you get something called as: Gleichwertigkeitsbescheide Does anyone have any idea how one certificate differs from the other? Which one is more important? Is there anything else I should have done? Thank you very much for your help, and any information you would like to share is welcome.