You have made a life-changing decision to come to Germany to work as a Registered Nurse. We support and prepare you for this big move.
Obtaining the B2 certificate is a requirement to work as a Registered Nurse in Germany. We are eager to guide you in the language journey!
It’s your decision. Choose from a variety of language programs, depending on your location and your study preferences. Some characteristics of local vs virtual programs to consider:
To make an informed decision, we encourage you to review the different language options in your vicinity and check out virtual language program options as well. Please also double check which B1 exams (Goethe, TELC and/or ÖSD) are offered in your region.
We encourage you to review our FAQs below and reach out to the CWC team if you have questions!
Find out more about the virtual language methodology and partner programs.
When evaluating your local German language school options, follow this checklist to assess the offering:
If you learn language outside of CWC, we will offer you a language incentive bonus as you get deployed to Germany.
If you wish to receive a language sponsorship during your studies, you can discuss this with your CWC representative.
Learning a language is unique to each person and exact timelines are therefore difficult to predict. We assume that you could be ready for your B1 exam within 6-12 months if you study at least 2 hours per day and take regular classes. 1 private lesson per week during your A1 studies and 3 private lessons during your A2 and B1 classes. Completing your B2 course should take another 4-6 months. Overall, it will depend on your dedication to your studies.
Yes, you are required to pass the B1 exam with high marks before arriving in Germany. You will also be required to study as much B2 course as possible prior to arriving in order to shorten the time for you to take your B2 exam once you are in Germany. Once you pass your B2 (and as soon as you have completed your Qualification Recognition course and exam), you will become a Registered Nurse, which earns more than a Nurse Assistant, and you will be able to stay in Germany long-term.