If you want to work as a doctor, or want to pursue another profession in the field of medicine or pharmacy, you must have language skills at the appropriate level according to the common European framework, for which you can present a document to the relevant licensed institutions in your province you work.
After reviewing your documents, the licensed institute decides which of your certificates will be recognized and, if necessary, recommends a language level.
Foreign doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses must speak German at least at level B2 according to the common European language framework GER. After proving level B2, you will most likely have to pass level C1 in order to be able to successfully move on to preparation for the so-called Approbation – the final exam with which you will receive a qualification as a specialist in Germany from the Medical Chamber of the region.
In Germany in particular, there is a shortage of medical staff. In order to attract more staff from abroad, in some provinces language level B1 is also accepted as a condition for practicing the profession.