Register of craftsmen Registration of persons with an exemption permit or determination of equivalence

You can apply for registration in the register of craftsmen at the Chamber of Crafts responsible for you.

In the Register of Crafts, the owners of establishments of crafts subject to authorisation in their district are registered in accordance with Annex D Section I to the Crafts Code with the crafts or crafts in operation. Registration with a craft subject to licensing requires the fulfilment of the registration requirements in accordance with §§ 7, 1 HwO.

1 Documents in the case of sole proprietorships

1.1 Fully completed and signed "Application for Registration" form

1.2 Proof of qualification (see 5. Qualification certificates)

1.4 in the case of employed technical plant managers additionally

? Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

? Copy of the employment contract

? Registration certificate for statutory social insurance according to § 25 DEÜV

1.5 Excerpt from the commercial register (if available)

2 Documents with the civil law partnership

2.1 Completed form "Application for registration" signed by the shareholders

2.2 Articles of association (if a partner is also a technical manager, he must share at least 30% of the profit and loss)

2.3 Proof of qualification (see 5. Qualification certificates)

2.4 Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

2.5 in the case of employed technical plant managers additionally

? Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

? Copy of the employment contract

? Registration certificate for statutory social insurance according to § 25 DEÜV

3 Documents for other partnerships

3.1 Completed form "Application for registration" signed by the shareholders

3.2 Excerpt from the commercial register

3.3 Proof of qualification (see 5. Qualification certificates)

3.4 Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

3.5 in the case of employed technical plant managers additionally

? Operations Manager

? Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

? Copy of the employment contract

? Registration certificate for statutory social insurance according to § 25 DEÜV

4 Documents in the case of legal persons or their participation in a partnership

4.1 Fully completed form "Application for registration" signed by the managing director

4.2 Excerpt from the commercial register

4.3 Proof of qualification (see 5. Qualification certificates)

4.4 Fully completed form "Declaration of technical management"

4.5 in the case of employed technical plant managers additionally

? Fully completed form "Declaration of technical

Management"

? Copy of the employment contract

? Registration certificate for statutory social insurance according to § 25 DEÜV

5 Qualifications for all legal forms No. 1 - 4

5.1 Master craftsman's certificate in the corresponding or in a related craft or

5.2 Engineering or technician certificate (incl. subject overview) of a German university, technical college or technical college for technicians of the discipline for the respective craft or

5.3 Degrees as master of the state-owned industry of the respective discipline or

5.4 Degrees as an industrial foreman, certified foreman of the respective discipline or

5.5 other equivalent tests according to § 42 Abs. 2 HwO or § 53 BBiG or

5.6 Exemption permit/right to exercise according to §§ 7a ff HwO for the applied for or a related craft or

5.7 Displaced persons or ethnic German repatriates with appropriate documents

Preconditions

Fulfilment of the registration requirements

§ 6 paragraph 1 Crafts Code (HwO)

You can apply for registration in the Register of Craftsmen at the Chamber of Crafts responsible for you, attaching the necessary documents.

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Ministry of Economy and Energy

Last update or date of publication
22.08.2019