Test Engineers for Structural Analysis Recognition

You can apply for recognition as a test engineer for stability by presenting the necessary evidence to the Civil Testing Office.

Test engineer for stability is anyone who is recognized as such by the highest building supervisory authority. Other persons may not use this designation.

In their respective specialist area, test engineers perform inspection tasks in accordance with the Brandenburg Building Code or regulations on the basis of the Brandenburg Building Code at the instigation of the client.

Test engineers are subject to legal and technical supervision in the fields of

a solid construction,

b Metal construction and

c Timber construction.

In order to be recognised as a test engineer for stability, the applicant must undergo an extensive examination of his or her knowledge and skills.

With the application for recognition stating the department and the field of study, the following must be submitted:

  • a curriculum vitae with a complete indication of the professional career up to the time of application,
  • one copy of each of the diplomas and certificates of employment,
  • proof of the application for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority or an equivalent document from a Member State of the European Union which is not to be older than three months,
  • information on any other establishments,
  • information about a possible participation in a company whose purpose is the planning or implementation of construction projects, and
  • proof of compliance with the special requirements for recognition in the respective subject areas and, if provided, disciplines.

The recognition authority may, where necessary, request further documents.

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: yes (examination procedure)

Related Links

  • The application form for recognition as a test engineer for stability can be found at:


Only persons who

  • have completed a degree in civil engineering at a German university or an equivalent degree at a foreign university,
  • have been entrusted with the preparation of stability certificates, technical construction management or comparable activities for at least ten years, of which they must have provided proof of stability for at least five years and must have been entrusted with the technical construction management for at least one year; however, the period of technical construction management may only be credited up to a maximum of three years,
  • have the necessary knowledge of the relevant building regulations,
  • have demonstrated above-average skills through their achievements as engineers, and
  • possess the specialist knowledge required for a test engineer.

The existence of the recognition requirements must be proven by a certificate from the Examination Board.

Related Links

  • Brandenburgische Bautechnische Prüfungsverordnung BbgBau-PrüfV

Related Links

  • https://lbv.brandenburg.de/3186.htm

- Download and print the application form

- Submit the completed application as well as required documents to the Bautechnische Prüfamt

- At the Bautechnische Prüfamt as the recognition authority, the following is also carried out:

  • the review of the professional career
  • Written examination
  • Oral examination
  • Assessment
  • Certificate of the Examination Board
  • Decision on recognition as a test engineer

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