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There are 104 services for Certifying your qualifications and specialised skills

Certifying your qualifications and specialised skills

In the interest of protecting the public and ensuring high quality standards, before engaging in certain professional activities you must show evidence that you hold the necessary skills and specialist knowledge. If your profession is one of those subject to such requirements, then you are in the right place.

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Accountant - publicly appointed/sworn in

Sworn auditors must be appointed by the Chamber of Public Accountants in order to exercise their profession. Membership of the Chamber of Public Accountants is established at the...

Apply for (new) approval for microlight aircraft

If you own an ultralight aircraft that is subject to registration, you must register it under certain circumstances.

Apply for a certificate evaluation for a foreign university qualification

Have you studied abroad? With the certificate evaluation, you will find out whether your studies are equivalent to a German degree.

Apply for a certificate for dangerous goods safety officer examination

In order to be appointed and active as a dangerous goods safety adviser, you must have proof of training. The training certificate will be issued to you after participation in a training course and a successful examination by the IHK.

Apply for a certificate for the initial qualification of drivers in passenger transport

Anyone who transports people as an entrepreneur with buses (regular services, excursion bus trips or holiday destination trips), taxis or rental cars must be in possession of a...

Apply for a certificate of competence for chemical climate protection

If you install, check for leaks, maintain, maintain or recover plants with fluorinated greenhouse gases, you will need a new certificate of competence after 4 July 2009 so that...

Apply for a Certificate of good standing

If you are interested in working in an academic or non-academic health profession abroad, you will need a Certificate of good standing.

Apply for a designation as a testing centre for sewage sludge investigations in waste management

If you want to act as an investigation body for sewage sludge investigations in waste management, you must be notified (determined) by the competent authority.

Apply for a designation as an inspection body for waste wood in waste management

If you act as a body for the testing and examination of waste wood batches that are to be recycled as part of the external monitoring of the operators of waste wood treatment plants in waste management, you must have been notified of this in advance.

Apply for a license to practise as a veterinarian

Would you like to work permanently as a veterinarian in Germany? Then you must be licensed (approved) for this activity.

Apply for a loan brokerage permit

Would you like to broker real estate or loan agreements on a commercial basis? For this you need an official permit. This also applies if you want to manage residential real estate on a commercial basis or prepare and carry out construction projects.

Apply for a permit for the (international) commercial carriage of goods by road / Community licence

If you intend to transport goods with motor vehicles over 3.5 tonnes on a commercial basis or for a fee, you need the permission of the locally competent approval authority (company headquarters).

Apply for a right to practice crafts

Are you registered in the register of craftsmen with a craft subject to approval and would like to practice another craft? Then, under certain conditions, you can apply for a right to practice another craft.

Apply for admission as a patent attorney

You may only act as a patent attorney if you have been admitted to the Patent Attorney's Office by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys. You must apply for admission. Patent attorney...

Apply for admission to the bar

If you want to work as a lawyer, you need a license. Preconditions You have acquired the qualification to become a judge in accordance with the German Judges Act or You meet...

Apply for an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a healthcare profession

If you want to gain access to the telematics infrastructure (TI) in healthcare, you need an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a healthcare profession.

Apply for an electronic institution card (SMC-B) as an institution with employees in healthcare professions

As a nursing, obstetric or physiotherapy facility, would you like to give your employees access to the telematics infrastructure (TI)? Then you can apply for an electronic institution card (SMC-B) under certain conditions.

Apply for an EU certificate in accordance with the Professional Recognition Directive

If you want to provide certain services in another EU country, you will need the EU certificate for some EU countries (e.g. Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg) as proof of your professional experience.

Apply for an extension for electronic institution card (SMC-B) as an institution with employees in health professions

As a nurse, obstetrician, or physiotherapy facility, would you like to extend your employees' access to the telematics infrastructure (TI)? Then, under certain conditions, you can apply for the follow-up card of the electronic institution card (SMC-B).

Apply for appointment as an expert for long-term storage in accordance with the Landfill Ordinance

If you want to work as an expert or expert for long-term storage in accordance with the Landfill Ordinance, you must be designated by the competent authority.

Apply for approval for emission and immission assessment bodies

As an approved measuring point for emissions and immissions in accordance with the Federal Immission Control Act, you can offer your services throughout Germany after notification by a state authority or participate in corresponding tenders.

Apply for approval of experts for cross-checks

As a private cross-check expert, you need to be licensed to test officially left samples.

Apply for authorisation to set up a branch of experts

You already have a branch as an expert and would now like to register a branch? Find out more here.

Apply for certificates of origin and IHK certificates for commercial documents

The Chambers of Commerce and Industry issue certificates of origin and other trade certificates for the export industry.

Apply for electronic certificates of origin and other commercial certificates from the HWK

Issuance of electronic certificate of origin and other certificate for foreign trade

Apply for exemption for persons from other EU/EEA countries and Switzerland for entry in the Register of Craftsmen

Are you from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland and would like to practise a craft subject to authorisation in Germany? Then, under certain conditions, you can have your professional experience and training certificates recognised in Germany.

Apply for exemption from the expert knowledge requirement in accordance with the Chemicals Ozone Layer Ordinance

In individual cases, you can waive the requirement for technical or vocational training to prove your expertise in accordance with the Chemical Ozone Layer Ordinance.

Apply for permission to temporarily practice the veterinary profession

If you have completed training as a veterinarian, but do not have a license to practice, and wish to practice the veterinary profession only temporarily, you need a permit. The...

Apply for permission to temporarily practice veterinary profession for veterinarians from EU member states

In order to work temporarily in Germany as a veterinarian without a license, you need a permit.

Apply for permission to use the professional title "Podiatrist/Podologist

When working as a chiropodist, a distinction is made between cosmetic and medical foot care. Cosmetic foot care (on healthy feet) can be practiced without a license, but must be...

Apply for permission to use the professional title of dietician

If you want to use the professional title "dietician" or "dietician", you need a permit. Prerequisites for this are: They have completed the prescribed training and passed the...

Apply for permission to use the professional title of geriatric nurse

If you want to use the job title "geriatric nurse" or "geriatric nurse", you need a permit. If you carry out the activity only temporarily and occasionally, a report to the...

Apply for permission to use the professional title of health supervisor

Do you attach great importance to hygiene and cleanliness? Find out here about the recognition as a health supervisor.

Apply for permission to use the professional title of speech therapist

If you want to use the professional title "speech therapist" or "speech therapist", you need permission to do so. The permit is granted on application if the applicant has...

Apply for proof of competence for the supply of plant protection products

A person needs a certificate of competence if he wants to place plant protection products on the market commercially or via the Internet outside of commercial activities.

Apply for proof of competence for the use of plant protection products

If you use plant protection products, advise on plant protection, or want to instruct or supervise persons who use plant protection products as part of a training relationship or an auxiliary activity, you need a corresponding certificate of competence.

Apply for public appointment and swearing in as an expert

You would like to be publicly appointed and sworn in as an expert or surveyor? Then you can apply for this at the competent authority.

Apply for public appointment and swearing-in as a sampler

With a public appointment as a sampler, you are available to courts, authorities, the business community and the general public as a particularly reliable, credible and experienced person.

Apply for public appointment as an auctioneer

If you wish to hold public auctions (forced lien sales or distress sales), you need a public appointment for this purpose. The owner of the auctioned property has no influence on...

Apply for recognition as a counselling centre for pregnancy conflict counselling

If you would like to set up a pregnancy conflict counselling centre, you can do so under certain conditions.

Apply for recognition as a farrier

If you want to work as a farrier or farrier trainer, you need state recognition. Examination certificates in the field of farriery and hoof shoeing obtained outside Germany can b...

Apply for recognition as a soil protection expert

You can be recognized as an expert for soil protection issues.

Apply for recognition as a test engineer for structural analysis

Test engineer for stability is anyone who is recognized as such by the supreme building supervisory authorityis recognised. Other persons may not use this designation.In order to...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for stability

Audit experts check and certify in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client orof the other person responsible under building code law to comply with building...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for structural fire protection

Test experts examine and certify in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client orof the other person responsible under building regulations to comply with building...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for technical installations and facilities

Inspection experts check and certify compliance with building regulations requirements in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client or the other person responsible...

Apply for recognition as a testing, inspection or certification body (PÜZ body) for construction products

Building products, their manufacture/application Types of construction whose execution require exceptional expertise and experience of the persons entrusted with them, must...

Apply for recognition as a training organiser for ADR courses

If you would like to carry out training courses for dangerous goods officers, you must be recognised as a training organiser by the locally responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Apply for recognition as an auditing company

The profession of chartered accountant can also be practiced in a professional company. Such a company requires state recognition as an auditing company by the Chamber of Public...

Apply for recognition as an auditor for earthworks and foundation engineering

Would you like to work as an auditor for earthworks and foundation engineering? To do this, you must be recognised.

Apply for recognition as an expert organization for facilities for handling substances hazardous to water

If you want to set up an expert organization that inspects systems for handling substances hazardous to water, prepares expert reports and certifies or monitors specialist companies, you must apply for recognition from the competent authority.

Apply for recognition as an eye test site

If you want to operate an eye test site, you need official recognition.

Apply for recognition for assessment of driving aptitude

If you would like to operate an assessment centre for driving aptitude , you need recognition by the competent authority. The prerequisite is that the financial and...

Apply for recognition for investigation bodies in the area of the BBodSchG

Would you like to provide high-quality services as an expert or investigating body in the EU for tasks under the Federal Soil Protection Act? Then you can apply for official recognition. This serves as proof of qualification to clients.

Apply for recognition of a course for the acquisition or updating of the required expertise in radiation protection

In order to acquire the necessary expertise in radiation protection, people must take part in courses. If you want to organize courses to provide participants with the necessary knowledge in radiation protection, the competent body must check whether your course is suitable.

Apply for recognition of a driving instructor training centre

If you want to train or have trained people who want to become driving instructors (driving instructor candidates) in a driving instructor training centre, you need the official...

Apply for recognition of a further training qualification as a veterinarian

In addition to your professional title as a veterinarian, you can use other designations on request. Read the most important information here.

Apply for recognition of ADR courses

If you want to carry out training courses for dangerous goods drivers, you must be recognized as a training organizer by the locally responsible IHK.

Apply for recognition of testing laboratories and measuring points

Would you like to have your test laboratory or measuring point notified? Find out more here.

Apply for registration for debt collection services

If you wish to provide debt collection services on a commercial basis, you must register this activity in the Legal Services Register. You can be registered if you are personall...

Applying for a change of entry in the list of air sports equipment

If you purchase a used ultralight aircraft that is subject to registration, you must report this.

Applying for a driving instructor's license

Anyone who trains persons who wish to obtain a licence to drive motor vehicles (learner drivers) requires a driving licence. The driving licence is issued on application in...

Applying for a health professional title

If you want to use a job title in one of the following health professions, you need a permit: Nurses Health and paediatric nurses Midwife/Maternity Nurse Podiatrist ...

Applying for a license to practice medicine

In order to practice the profession of doctor, dentist, pharmacist, psychological psychotherapist or child and adolescent psychotherapist in Germany, a special professional license is required - a license to practice medicine or a professional permit.

Applying for equivalence of a qualification according to the Hazardous Substances Ordinance

If you want to have your already acquired qualification in the field of hazardous substances recognised as equivalent to expertise, you must prove equivalence to the competent authority.

Applying for recognition of a competence course for biocidal products

If you wish to offer a course on the competent use of biocidal products, you must have the course recognised by the competent body in advance.

Applying for recognition of an asbestos competence course

If you want to offer a course for professional activities with asbestos, you must have the course recognised by the competent authority.

Applying for recognition of first aid training places

Bodies carrying out training in first aid and/or life-saving emergency measures at the scene of an accident for the acquisition of a driving licence require official recognition...

Appoint a person authorized to issue instructions to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act during slaughter

Do you or your employees slaughter, stun or bleed animals commercially? Then you must appoint an authorized person responsible for animal welfare reasons.

Appoint water protection officer

The authority may also order the appointment of a water protection officer in addition to those who are already obliged to appoint a water protection officer.

Auditing firm - Recognition

The profession of auditor can also be practiced in a professional company. Such a company requires state recognition as an auditing company by the Chamber of Public Accountants....

Auditor Apply for appointment

Auditors must be appointed by the Chamber of Auditors in order to be able to practise their profession. With the appointment, the membership in the Chamber of Auditors is...

Authorisation to practise for journeymen or companions or skilled workers or skilled workers with qualified professional experience

If you have completed a journeyman's or final examination in a recognised training occupation in the craft sector and have qualified professional experience, you can become self-employed or exercise a managerial function in most crafts subject to licensing.

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

Companies based in the European Union and involved in customs operations, i.e. also operating outside the European Internal Market, can apply for the status of Authorised Economi...

Become a district chimney sweep

Would you like to be authorized as a district chimney sweep? You must be appointed by the competent authority. You can find out more here.

Checking the reliability of traders in sectors of industry in need of monitoring

Anyone who registers or re-registers a trade requiring monitoring checks its reliability by the trade authority on the basis of a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority and a trade central register information for submission to an authority.

Clarifying EU law abroad

If you are an EU citizen or a company in another country facing additional obstacles because an authority is not complying with EU law, SOLVIT can help you. SOLVIT is a network...

Environmental verifier approval

The Environmental Audit Act grants environmental verifiers the right to certify that organizations (industrial and service companies or other institutions) meet the requirements...

Explosives Act Report the appointment of a responsible person

If you, as the owner of a business that is authorised to handle or traffic explosive substances, appoint responsible persons in accordance with § 19 of the Explosives Act, you...

Have educational qualifications from the GDR recognised in higher education

Graduates who have a degree from a university, technical or engineering school or an ecclesiastical educational institution of the former GDR, which had or has its seat in the...

Have foreign professional qualifications recognised as state examinations for state-certified food chemists

Food chemists from other countries of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland can apply for recognition of their diploma or university degree as...

Interpreter and translator - Apply for proof of professional aptitude

Do you want to interpret, sign language interpret or translate at courts and authorities? Find out here which requirements you need for this.

Obtain certification of the required expertise in radiation protection

If you work in the technical field of radiation protection (e.g., operating X-ray equipment or handling radioactive materials), you must have the necessary expertise. This must be tested and certified by the competent authority.

Proof of professional suitability to manage a road passenger transport company

To open a company that transports passengers by road, you must prove your professional suitability.

Provide pension advice

If you wish to provide pension advice in the following areas, you must register with the competent authority: statutory pension and accident insurance, social compensation la...

Renew company card

You are a company engaged in the commercial transport of goods and passengers and you are applying for the renewal of existing company cards.

Renew workshop card

If your workshop card is about to expire, you must apply to renew it.

Replace company card due to loss

You are a company engaged in the commercial transportation of goods and passengers and you are applying for the replacement of a company card due to loss.

Replace company card due to theft

You are a company engaged in the commercial transportation of goods and passengers and are requesting the replacement of a company card due to theft.

Replace workshop card due to loss

If you have lost your workshop card, you can apply for a replacement card from the relevant office.

Request an examination of personal reliability for the conduct of road haulage transactions

They want to carry out commercial transports with vehicles whose permissible gross vehicle weight is more than 3.5 tonnes. For this you need a permit (road haulage permit). One o...

Request proof of information for innkeepers

They need a restaurant permit (concession) if they want to serve alcohol in their business. A restaurant permit will only be issued if you can present a certificate from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce about the restaurant instruction.

Request proof of information for the security industry

You must provide proof of information in the security industry if you are employed and take over guarding tasks in the security industry on your own responsibility.

Show appointment of an immission control officer

If you have newly appointed or dismissed an immission control officer or if there have been changes in their area of responsibility, you must report this to the responsible immission control authority.

Show the appointment of animal welfare officers

Do you carry out animal experiments in your institution or company, or keep or breed laboratory animals? Then you, as the person responsible, must appoint an animal welfare officer and notify the competent authority.

Specialist waste management company - Certificate

Every waste producer must ensure that their waste is disposed of properly. In order to legally relieve the waste producer in this respect, the legislator has introduced the term ...

Stunning or killing vertebrates, providing proof of expertise

Anyone wishing to slaughter solipeds, ruminants, pigs, rabbits or poultry as part of their professional activity or to tranquilize or stun them in connection with this requires a...

take the examination of competence to sell medicinal products over the counter

In order to be able to offer so-called over-the-counter medicines in the trade, you must prove the corresponding expertise by passing an examination.

Take the expert examination for the security industry

The following activities in the security industry may only be carried out after passing the CCI examination:patrols in public traffic areas or in areas with domiciliary rights...

Take the proficiency test as a financial investment intermediary

To obtain permission as a fee-based financial investment advisor, you must demonstrate the required expertise.

Take the specialist knowledge test for the arms trade

As part of the licensing procedure for the commercial arms trade, you must provide evidence of the relevant specialist knowledge. To do this, you take a specialist knowledge test at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).