IQ-Z Apotheker:innen für die Zukunft

On the way to licensure, we offer you opportunities to qualify and prepare yourself best for the pharmaceutical knowledge examination.

Apotheker:innen für die Zukunft

In line with the IQ Funding Program, the Regional Chamber of Pharmacists in Rhineland Palatinate and MIP have jointly conceptualized the project “IQ Apotheker:innen für die Zukunft” to enable pharmacists who have not graduated in Germany to pursue their profession here in the future. It is the first qualification of its kind in Germany.

Pharmacists who would like to practice their profession in Germany require a state recognition. In Rhineland-Palatinate, a successfully absolved language and pharmaceutical examinations conducted in Mainz by the Regional Chamber of Pharmacists in Rhineland Palatinate are required. Experience has shown that without an appropriate preparation, candidates fail.

The underlying premise of the program is to integrate linguistic and technical learning and anchor it through practical work. The participants attend therefore a subject-specific language course once a week that encompasses pharmaceutical content taught and prepared on four weekends. Simultaneously, all course participants work in a pharmacy and are professionally supervised by their employers and guided by professionals in these areas. All language difficulties that may arise are clarified during the language course, at the end of which, the participants are equipped with necessary skills to pass the examination. They would then receive their state recognition and attain their eligibility to work as pharmacists.

Since the beginning of the project in January 2017 there have been 50 international pharmacists who have completed the preparation course and the pharmaceutical knowledge examination (as of end of 2019). Many of them have received their state recognition and are now working in pharmacies across Rhineland Palatinate.

The project is carried out in cooperation with the Regional Chamber of Pharmacists in Rhineland Palatinate.

National Integration Prize

The project “Pharmacists for the Future,” implemented by the State Chamber of Pharmacists of Rhineland-Palatinate and MIP – Medici in Posterum in the IQ Network Rhineland-Palatinate, received the National Integration Award from the Federal Chancellor in November 2019. The jury chose the project, which prepares international pharmacists for the knowledge test, because it is an “outstanding example of successful integration.” The six-month qualification is based on three pillars: 1. Integrated professional and language instruction, 2. Work in pharmacies, and 3. Individual support from a tutor. This prepares participants specifically for the exam required to obtain the German license to practice. For more information, refer to the press release from the Federal Government linked in the article.


Would you  like to hire a pharmacist from abroad and have questions regarding the recognition procedure?

MIP can inform you about the necessary steps and requirements for the attainment of the temporary working permit and the state recognition of foreign skilled workers. We can also inform you about our preparation classes for the medical knowledge examination.
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Important notice

We would like to advice you that our consultation services regarding your recognition are only online available. We would therefore like to ask you to submit your consultation request exclusively via our contact form. Due to the very large number of daily inquiries, it could take some weeks for us to respond. We therefore ask kindly for your patience. Please refrain from phone call inquiries in particular. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best regards and stay healthy, your consulting team.