Berlin introduces language test for nursing professions

Berlin introduces language test for nursing professions

Berlin is introducing a specialised language test for nursing staff with foreign qualifications. This makes it the latest federal state to implement the law, which was passed years ago, albeit with a delay.

The specialised language test at B2 level is intended to ensure that the necessary language skills are available to work competently and confidently in the care sector in Germany. The aim is to ensure that, regardless of their country of origin, people are able to meet the language requirements, especially in their everyday working lives.

It is important to note that, according to the health authorities, the exam is not mandatory. If you choose to take it, you do not have to take the general B2 German exam (e.g. at the Goethe Institute, telc, ÖSD, ECL). However, if you do not want to take the specialised language exam, you must still pass the classic B2 exam in order to be fully recognised as a nursing professional in Berlin.