Right to use the professional title "engineer"

The job title "engineer" is protected by law under the Engineering Act. This title - alone or in a word combination - may lead to: anyone who has successfully completed a course of study in a technical or technical-scientific field of study with a standard period of study of at least six semesters full-time or part-time for a corresponding total period at a German, state or state-recognized university, university of applied sciences or vocational academy, whereby this course of study must be predominantly characterized by the fields of mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology; for the designation "industrial engineer" or "industrial engineer", the course of study must at least be characterized by these subjects, who has been authorised to do so by the competent authority, who is entitled under the law of another Country of the Federal Republic of Germany to use that professional title, or who was already entitled to use the professional title until the entry into force of this Act. Designations which refer to economically active associations ("engineering office" or similar) may only be used in connection with the professional title referred to in paragraph 1 or similar designations if at least half of the members of the management board, the management or the persons holding at least half of the voting rights are entitled to use the professional title. A permit can be applied for by persons from a Member State of the European Union, a State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or another state (Member State or Contracting State) treated as such by agreement if they have their main residence, their main establishment or their predominant professional employment in Brandenburg. The qualifications or training qualifications and/or professional experience required for a licence depend on whether the profession is regulated in the country of origin or not. The competent authority may, in the event of significant differences in qualifications, require compensatory measures in the form of adaptation courses or aptitude tests. If facts justify the assumption that the necessary professional knowledge is lacking or that people's lives and health are at serious risk, then the use of the professional title by the competent authority may be prohibited.

informal application certified copy of the identity card residence permit certified copy of the final certificate and the subject and grade overview / Diploma Supplement if necessary, certified copy of the diploma In the case of foreign financial statements: translation by a sworn translator as a certified copy and certified copy of the original documents.


The documents must be submitted by post.

Preconditions
resident in the state of Brandenburg

Hints
Anyone who uses the professional title "engineer" without being entitled to do so is acting illegally. The administrative offense can be punished with a fine. The right to hold academic degrees remains unaffected.
EC Directive 2005/36 on the recognition of professional qualifications, Act for the Protection of the Professional Title "Engineer" (Ingenieurgesetz - IngG). EC Directive 2005/36 IngG

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Application Examination of the requirements if necessary, forwarding to the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) Decision

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Planning

Last update or date of publication
14.06.2019