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Apply for admission to the auditing exam


To become an auditor, you must pass the auditing exam. In order to be admitted to the exam, you must

  • a certain level of education,
  • appropriate professional experience and
  • Specific audit activities

can prove.

Audits for the auditing examination take place in the first and second half of each year.

You can submit the application for admission to the auditing examination at your regional office of the Chamber of Auditors or at the Audit Office of the Chamber of Auditors in Berlin:

  • Download the document "Applications and Forms for Applications" on the website of the Chamber of Auditors.
  • Fill in the forms that apply to your case.
  • Enclose all necessary documents with the application.
  • Send the application and the documents by post or electronically with a qualified signature to the state office or the examination office of the Chamber of Auditors.
  • The regional office will check your documents.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will be admitted to the exam.
  • You will receive a notification and, upon admission, a written invitation to each written and oral module examination.

To be admitted to the exam, you must meet the following admission requirements:

  • a completed university education
  • Exceptions:
    • 10 years of experience at

      • an auditor,
      • an auditing firm,
      • a sworn accountant,
      • an accounting firm,
      • a cooperative audit association,
      • the examination office of a savings banks and giro association, or
      • a supra-local examination institution for corporations and institutions under public law.
    • alternatively: at least 5 years of activity as

      • sworn accountant or sworn accountant or as
      • Tax advisor
  • a practical job corresponding to the auditor after your first professional university degree:

    • 3 years or

    • 4 years if the standard period of study of your completed university education is less than 8 semesters,

    • in the case of a position mentioned above under "10 years of employment"

  • of which: at least 53 weeks (full-time) participation in final examinations and participation in the preparation of audit reports (audit work)

    • If you do not have vocational training but have worked in the field of auditing for 10 years, you must have completed the audit activity after the 5th year of your cooperation.
    • If you have 5 years of experience as a sworn accountant or tax consultant as a prerequisite for admission, you must have carried out the audit activity during or after this activity.
  • Exception: You do not have to prove the audit activity for at least 15 years of activity

    • as a sworn accountant or sworn accountant, or
    • as a tax consultant.
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form with detailed information about the previous education and professional career

  • Testimonials about

    • University examinations,
    • other relevant tests, and
    • the professional activity with information on the nature and scope of the audit activity,
    • in the original or as a certified copy
  • Explanation of whether and where you have previously submitted an application for admission to the examination

  • Proof of the standard period of study of the completed higher education

  • Proof of audit activity

  • Registration for at least one module examination

  • if applicable, an explanation of whether you want to take the exam in a shortened form

  • Admission fee: EUR 500,00
  • Examination fees: EUR 500,00 per exam

Registration deadlines:

  • If you want to take the exam in the first half of the year: August 31 of the previous year
  • If you want to take the exam in the second half of the year: last day of February (28 or 29 February) of the same year

You always apply for admission on the next possible examination date. You cannot submit the application in advance for a later exam date.

These deadlines also apply if you register for a module examination or repeat the examination.

  • Admission to the exam: usually at least three weeks before the first written module examination
  • Invitations to the module examinations: usually at least three weeks before the first module examination.

Forms: Applications and application forms

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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