Registration for qualification program

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Course funding by the IQ Network

Aim of the funding program "Integration through Qualification" (IQ) is to sustainably improve employment opportunities for adults with a migration background. Regional networks throughout the country work together with competence centers dedicated to migration-specific issues on this task.

With its training measures for health professionals FIA is represented in the IQ regional networks in Baden-Wurttemberg, Hessen and Lower Saxony. Funding is offered for preparation courses for the professional knowledge test. 

Important Note: Funding from IQ is always subordinate. To receive IQ funding you need an education voucher rejection letter from the Employment Agency or Jobcenter. It must include the following:

  • Reason for rejection
  • Dated before course commencement
  • Name of contact person
  • Name of FIA advanced training course
  • Employment Agency / Jobcenter address

Amount

IQ funding covers the entire course fees. Test fees are principally not included. Travel costs can be funded by the regional network in Lower-Saxony on a case-by-case basis.

  • Education voucher rejection letter
  • Valid visa/ resident permit for at least course duration (no Schengen-visa)
  • Confirmation of registration (main residence must be in Baden-Wurttemberg at the latest by course commencement)
  • Recognition letter (admission to professional language and professional knowledge test from the Regional Board Stuttgart (State Health Authority for Baden-Wurttemberg)
  • On a case-by-case basis and given, that enough vacancies are available, recognition letters from other states may be accepted

  • Education voucher rejection letter
  • Valid visa/ resident permit, valid at least for course duration (no §16b student visa or §16f language acquisition visa)
  • Confirmation of registration (main residence must be in Hessen at the latest by course commencement)
  • Recognition letter or at least receipt from the Hessian State Examination and Safety Office for Healthcare (HLPUG, State Health Authority for Hessen)

  • Education voucher rejection letter
  • Valid visa/ resident permit, valid at least for course duration (§16f language acquisition visa is only accepted, if an appointment with the Immigration Authority for change of purpose to a §16d visa (previously §17a) for recognition of a foreign qualification exists)
  • Confirmation of registration (main residence must be in Lower-Saxony at the latest by course commencement)
  • Recognition letter or at least receipt from the Lower-Saxony Association for Medical Licensing (State Health Authority for Lower-Saxony)

Process

  1. FIA will inform you, if you qualify for funding from IQ. Your contact person will then let you know what proof you need to hand in.
  2. Send combined photocopies of the proof as a pdf to your contact person at FIA.
  3. FIA will submit the application for you with the IQ network responsible and inform you about the approval. Processing time approximately takes a week