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Take the continuing education exam


With a further training examination, you can, for example, obtain a degree as an industrial master, business economist, business economist or the Bachelor / Master Professional.

In order to take part in a further training examination, you must already have an initial professional qualification. This is, for example, a completed vocational training. Depending on the desired degree, you may have to meet further admission requirements and, for example, have work experience. The office responsible for your desired degree will be happy to advise you on the respective requirements.

You should prepare well for the content of the respective training examination. For this purpose, there are, for example, courses from private providers and materials for self-study. However, this is not a legal requirement for admission to the examination.

Depending on the profession and federal state, different bodies are responsible for taking the examination. Usually, these are the chambers of industry and commerce, professional chambers or other bodies responsible for vocational training. The regional office responsible for you will inform you about examination opportunities in your region. If the training examination is not carried out at your site, you will find out where you can alternatively turn.

The advanced training examination is taken and evaluated by a voluntary examination board.

Advanced training examinations consist of several examinations, which you have to take on different examination dates as a written knowledge test and as a practical or oral examination.

  • The admission requirements differ in each case according to the desired training qualification and are listed in the corresponding ordinance
  • As a rule, a professionally suitable vocational training is necessary
  • Depending on the desired degree, a certain professional experience may have to be proven
  • Certified copy of the professional qualification
  • Tabular list of professional career
  • Official photo ID for identification during the examination
  • If necessary, confirmation by the employer of the industry-specific activities with a duration of time

Further training examinations are subject to a fee. The examination fee is based on the respective fee schedules of the regionally responsible body.

The registration deadline for the final examination is approximately one to three months before the first examination date. You can find out the exact registration deadline from the regionally responsible office.

The entire procedure of the advanced training examination including registration, admission, invitation, execution of all parts of the examination, determination of results and issuance/dispatch of the examination certificate takes about six to twelve months and depends on the desired further training examination and the examination achievements specified therein.

  • Regulations may vary depending on the federal state
  • Objection to competent authority
  • Detailed information on how to file an objection can be found in the "Non-admission notice" and the "Non-existent notice"

Depending on the training, you should contact the competent chamber.

  • Form: "Application for examination of admission requirements"
  • If necessary, online application for "Operational Order", "Report", "Project Work" and "Specialist Task" required
  • If applicable, form: "Application for compensation for disadvantages" required
  • Online procedure possible: partly possible
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance: required for examination

As a rule, the regionally responsible body will make all applications available to you as a download on the website.

Before you decide to take a further training examination, you should seek advice from the competent authority on the examination admission requirements and, if necessary, take advantage of preparatory training offers.

  • To be admitted, submit an application for admission to the examination at the competent authority.
  • After successful admission to the advanced training examination, you will receive an invitation to all parts of the examination (written and practical or oral). Written and oral or practical examinations usually take place on different days.
  • At the examination location, you must identify yourself as an eligible participant with proof of identity and the examination registration.
  • As a rule, you will find out the preliminary results of the written examination before taking your last oral or practical examination.
  • If you have taken part in all parts of the advanced training examination, you will usually receive an immediate notification as to whether you have passed the advanced training examination.

After your overall result has been determined by the Audit Committee, it will be transmitted to the competent authority. Your examination certificate will then be drawn up and sent to you.

By successfully passing the final examination, you will achieve an educational qualification at levels 5-7 in the German Qualifications Framework.

Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.