Recognition as an auditor for earthworks and foundation engineering Granting

You can apply for recognition as an audit expert for earthworks and foundation engineering at the Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers.

Inspection experts check and certify compliance with building regulations requirements in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client or the other person responsible under building regulations. The test experts are independent within the scope of the test tasks incumbent on them and are not bound by the instructions of the client.

Test experts for earthworks and foundation engineering check and certify the completeness and correctness of the information on the subsoil with regard to material stock, structure and geological influences, the information on the load-bearing capacity of the subsoil and the assumptions made for the foundation or embedding of the structural system.

The designation of test expert or test expert may only be used by persons who have Brandenburg Test Expert Ordinance. The recognition authority for test experts in the state of Brandenburg is the Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers (BBIK).

Recognition as an audit expert or test expert for earthworks and foundation engineering only takes place if you meet and can prove the general requirements as well as the special requirements for this subject area (including proof of professional experience and special knowledge). The examination procedure for recognition includes a written and an oral examination.

With the application for recognition as an audit expert or test expert for earthworks and foundation engineering, 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 (document type O or P) or an equivalent document from a Member State of the European Union, where proof or document should not be older than three months,
  • information on the registered office and any other branches,
  • information on any participation in a company whose purpose is the planning or implementation of construction projects, and
  • proof of fulfilment of the special requirements for recognition in accordance with § 5 paragraph 4 BbgPrüfSV

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required. Yes

Personal appearance required: yes (examination procedure)

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  • The application form for recognition as an auditor or test expert for earthworks and foundation engineering can be found at:


The professional requirements are fulfilled by a person who

  • has a university degree suitable for the field of earthworks and foundation engineering and may use the professional title "engineer",
  • as an engineer, he or she has worked for at least five years in the specialist area or discipline in which the audit activity is to be carried out and has participated in examinations for at least two years,
  • has professional experience not more than two years ago,
  • proves the necessary knowledge of the legal regulations, technical building regulations and the relevant technical regulations that are considerable for the testing activity, and
  • proves that the special requirements for the respective department or discipline are met.


The designation of test expert or audit expert may only be used with the indication of the department and discipline for which the test expert or experts are recognised in accordance with this Regulation.

Related Links

  • Brandenburg Test Expert Ordinance - BbgPrüfSV

Related Links

  • Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers
  • Download the application form on the website of the Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers and print it out
  • Submit the completed application and the required documents to the Chamber of Engineers
  • The Brandenburg Chamber of Engineers as the recognition authority decides on the application for recognition as an examination expert or examination expert in the state of Brandenburg The recognition authority examines the personal and professional requirements of the applicant on the basis of the submitted documents in accordance with § 5 BbgPrüfSV.
  • Upon receipt and preliminary examination of the application documents, the recognition authority shall initiate the appropriate measures for the preparation of an expert opinion to be provided for the applicant. Preparation of an expert opinion by the Advisory Board of the Federal Chamber of Engineers
  • written examination as well as oral / practical examination Decision on the recognition by the recognition authority

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