Craft role Registration of persons from another Member State of the EC or eEA

The Chamber of Crafts grants exemptions under the EU/EEA Crafts Regulation (EU/EEA HwV). A national of the Member States of the European Union or of another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area shall be granted an exemption for a trade in Annex A to the Crafts Code where, within the scope of the Crafts Code, a commercial establishment is to be maintained and the applicants have the necessary professional experience in another Member State of the EU in which they have actually and regularly carried out at least one essential activity of the trade in another Country of origin as a full-time or part-time activity, as follows: at least 6 years without interruption as a self-employed person or as a manager, provided that the activity has not been terminated more than 10 years before the application is made, at least 3 years continuously as a self-employed person or as a manager of the company, if at least three years of training in the activity have been given, at least four years without interruption as a self-employed person or as a manager of the company, if at least two years of training in the activity have been preceded, at least three years without interruption as a self-employed person and at least five years as an employee, provided that the activity has not ceased more than 10 years before the application is made, or at least five years in a managerial position of an undertaking, of which at least three years must be accounted for by an activity with technical tasks and with responsibility for at least one department of the undertaking, and which has also been preceded by at least three years of training in the activity; this does not apply to the hairdressing industry in accordance with Appendix A, point 38 of the Crafts Code. The Chamber of Crafts may require, as proof of the above conditions, a certificate of the nature and duration of the activity issued by the competent authority of the country of origin or country of origin. Subject to the injunction of compensatory measures, such an exemption shall also be granted if: the applicants have acquired a professional qualification in their country of origin which is a prerequisite for the pursuit of the trade in question there; applicants have completed regulated training in another country of origin where no specific professional qualification is required for the training of the trade in question, applicants shall demonstrate that, in one of the other countries of origin, where neither training for that profession nor the profession itself is regulated, they have actually and regularly carried out an essential activity of the profession as a full-time occupation for at least one year or as a corresponding part-time employment. Furthermore, a certificate of training or competence is intended to show that they have been professionally prepared for the performance of this profession by means of training. Periods of employment more than ten years before the application are submitted are not taken into account. Companies from EU countries that do not have a permanent establishment in Germany have to prove the conditions of registration as described above, but do not receive any exemption permits. They are registered by the Chambers of Crafts in order to prove the right to practise the craft in Germany. You will receive a certificate upon request.

Application for an exemption in accordance with Section 9 of the Crafts Code Presentation of a certificate of the nature and duration of the activity by the competent authority of the country of origin or country of origin Presentation of a certificate of training or qualification


Preconditions
Master's Examination (Section 7 para. 1 a HwO) If the applicant has successfully passed the master's examination in the craft to be practised or in a craft subject to authorisation, the entry into the craft role shall be carried out with the competent Chamber of Crafts. The Crafts Code also provides for provisions according to which applicants or managers can also be entered in the craft role with an examination equivalent to the master's examination (Section 7 para. 2 HwO) (e.B. a graduate engineer, an engineer, an industrial master, technician). The prerequisite is that the focus of the examination or school focus of the examination corresponds to the craft to be enrolled. If the applicants or managers have not passed a master's examination, they may be able to enter the craft role by granting an exemption permit (Section 8 HwO). This is possible if it would be an unreasonable hardship for both to take the master's examination and to demonstrate master-level knowledge and skills. The exemption may be granted on a permanent or limited basis and in limited or unlimited conditions, depending on the situation of the individual case. Without a master's examination, the applicant or their manager may also be entitled to exercise (Section 7b HwO) if a relevant training has been demonstrated as a skilled worker and a minimum of six years of practical activity in the craft sector, of which at least four years in a managerial position, has been carried out. Excluded from this are the chimney sweeping trade and the health trades. If applicants or their managers are nationals of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or of a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), they may be able to enter the craft role by granting an exemption under Paragraph 9 HwO. The prerequisite is that they have worked in one of the above-mentioned countries for certain periods as self-employed or company managers in a corresponding trade or have successfully completed a relevant technical training abroad. Excluded from the recognition of professional activity are the chimney sweeping trade and the health trades.
Section 6 paragraph 1 Crafts Code (HWO) Section 7 paragraph 2a Crafts Code (HWO) Section 9 paragraph 1 sentence 1 number 1 Crafts Code (HWO) Section 6, 19 Crafts Code (HWO) in connection with Appendix D of the Crafts Code (Data Protection Notice) EU/EEA Craft Regulation Ordinance on the transfer of responsibilities under Section 124b of the Crafts Code of 13 December 2005, GVBl.II/05, [No 33], p. 586), as amended by Regulation of 9 December 2010 (GVBl.II/10, [No 87])

application for an exemption permit in accordance with Section 9 of the Crafts Code with Presentation of a certificate of nature and duration of the activity by the competent authority of the country of origin or country of origin Presentation of a certificate of training or qualification Examination by the Chamber of Crafts, which is responsible for the location of the intended establishment.

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Last update or date of publication
08.05.2019