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Entry in the register of craftsmen equivalent to the domestic examination treated as a master craftsman's examination

Description

You must apply for entry in the Register of Craftsmen if you want to operate a craft in Germany that requires approval.

Registration in the Register of Craftsmen is possible for:

  • natural or legal persons, and
  • partnerships with legal capacity.

This also applies if you

  • wish to independently exercise a substantial part of a craft subject to licensing.
  • wish to practise several trades subject to authorisation independently. In this case, you need to be entered in the register of craftsmen for each craft subject to approval.
  • As a rule, entry in the register of craftsmen requires a successfully completed master craftsman's examination or at least an equivalent professional qualification, which must be proven in the person of the business owner. Qualifications equivalent to the master craftsman's examination for the craft to be practised include German state or state-recognised examinations. These include qualifications as certified industrial foremen.
     

A German state or state-recognised examination (e.g. industrial foreman) at least equivalent to the master craftsman's examination for the practice of the craft in question.

  1. For sole proprietorships:
  • Submission of equivalent domestic professional qualification in copy
  • Copy of the business registration (can be submitted later after entry in the register of craftsmen)
  1. For companies under civil law (GbR):
  • Copy of the articles of association (unless informally concluded)
  • Submission of equivalent domestic professional qualification in copy
  • Copy of the business registration (can be submitted later after entry in the register of craftsmen)
  1. In the case of partnerships with legal capacity, i.e. the general partnership (OHG), limited partnership (KG) and corresponding foreign company forms:
  • for proof of entrepreneurial legal form at company headquarters in Germany:
    • for companies entered in the commercial register: extract from the register, for the OHG additionally a copy of the articles of association
    • if no registration has been made: copy of the articles of association
  • for proof of the entrepreneurial legal form for foreign legal forms:
    • Extract from the register of the competent foreign register for companies entered in registers, otherwise
  • Copy of the articles of association
  • Submission of equivalent domestic professional qualification in copy
  • Copy of the business registration (can be submitted later after entry in the register of craftsmen)
  1. For legal entities (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt) or UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Aktiengesellschaft (AG), eingetragene Genossenschaft (eG)):
  • for proof of entrepreneurial legal form at company headquarters in Germany:
    • Extract from the commercial or cooperative register
  • for proof of the entrepreneurial legal form for foreign legal forms:
    • Extract from the register of the competent foreign register
  • Copy of the business registration (can be submitted later after entry in the register of craftsmen)
  • Management details: see 5.
  1. When employing a manager, the following documents must also be submitted:
  • Plant manager's declaration
  • Proof of management activity (copy of employment contract)
  • Proof of social security of the management
  • Submission of equivalent domestic professional qualification in copy
     

The specific fee can be found in the list of fees of the Chamber of Crafts, which is available on the Chamber's website.

Please contact the Chamber of Crafts in whose district the commercial establishment is located.

You must apply for entry in the Register of Craftsmen online or in writing at the Chamber of Crafts responsible for you.

Online application

  • Go to the website of your local Chamber of Crafts or the service portal of your federal state and select the right online service.
  • The online service guides you step by step through the application.
  • You can submit the required documents digitally.
  • After checking the documents, you will receive the notification of the register of craftsmen if the requirements are met.

Written request

  • Download the application form from the website of your local Chamber of Crafts.
  • Alternatively, you can also have the necessary documents sent to you via the locally responsible Chamber of Crafts.
  • Fill out the form and send it to your local Chamber of Crafts together with the required supporting documents.

The competent Chamber of Trades checks the documents.
If you meet the requirements, you will receive a written notification of the craft roll registration.
 

The Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

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