Initial examination of young trainees Certificate

If you are under 18 years of age and want to start employment, a medical examination is necessary. After a complete examination, you will receive a certificate for the employer.

If you are not yet 18 years old and want to start an employment relationship (training), you must undergo a medical examination (initial examination). Without this examination and a doctor's certificate of this examination, employers are not allowed to employ you.

The initial examination is not required for only minor employment. The initial examination is also not necessary for a no longer than 2 months of employment with light work, from which no health disadvantages for you are to be feared. As a rule, these conditions are likely to be fulfilled in the case of employment during the school holidays.

  • Questionnaire for the initial examination with signature of the persons entitled to custody
  • Vaccination certificate / vaccination documentation
  • if applicable, severely damaged ID, allergy passport

Form: Questionnaire for the initial examination

Document: Privacy Policy

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance necessary: yes


  • You are under 18 years old.
  • You want to start an employment relationship that is not minor and that lasts longer than 2 months.
  • The initial examination has taken place successfully.


This procedure applies especially in Brandenburg

Related Links

  • § 32 Youth Employment Protection Act (JArbSchG),
  • § 6 paragraph 2 Brandenburg Health Service Act (BbgGDG)
  • Child and Adolescent Health Service Ordinance (KJGDV)

see service "Initial examination of young trainees implementation"

The initial examination of young trainees is usually carried out in the 10th grade as part of the school exit examinations:

  • In the run-up to the examination, in addition to the date of the examination, you as a pupil will receive the survey form as well as data protection information with the request to bring the survey form with you to the appointment.
  • The examinations are carried out in the health office or in the respective schools.
  • In addition to a physical examination, this includes a vision and hearing test, a urine sample and checking the vaccination status.
  • You will then receive the medical certificate for the employer from the health authority.
  • Sometimes further examinations with specialists (for example, ophthalmologist, orthopaedist, etc.) are necessary before you receive the certificate.

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Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Integration and Consumer Protection

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