Craft role Registration of trade subject to authorisation

If you want to run a craft that is subject to registration as a so-called standing trade, you need to be registered in the craft roll. The commercial sector includes any commercial enterprise (even without a commercial establishment) whose activity is not attributable to the travel industry or market traffic. A trade establishment is a craft enterprise which is subject to authorisation and comprises a trade listed in Appendix A to the Crafts Code (HwO) or activities which are essential to that trade (essential activities). In principle, only the craft which is subject to authorisation which has been registered may be exercised. Where several craft crafts subject to authorisation are carried out, each of these craft crafts subject to authorisation must normally be entered in the craft role. If you are engaged in a craft subject to authorisation, you may also carry out work in other craft trades subject to authorisation, provided that there is a technical or technical link or an economic complement between the craft carried out and the other craft subject to authorisation and that the work in the registered craft predominates. Only the registration in the craft role , not already the application entitles to the practice of the craft. The entry in the craftsman's roll is connected with the issuance of a craft card ( trade card ). With this card you can later legitimize yourself as a registered craftsman.

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for sole proprietors: Application for registration Copy of the identity card or a comparable identification document Proof of qualification (copy master's certificate, technician's certificate, etc.) of the owner (see there for employed manager) Copy trade registration (can be submitted after registration in the craft role) in the case of civil law companies (GbR): Application for registration Copies of the identity card or a comparable identification document of the shareholders or persons entitled to represent Copy of the partnership agreement Proof of qualification (copy master's certificate, technician's certificate, etc.) of the partner (see there for employed manager) Copy trade registration (can be submitted after registration in the craft role) gmbH, entrepreneurial company (limited liability), AG, OHG, KG, GmbH & Co. KG and other domestic or foreign companies: Application for registration Copies of the identity card or a comparable identification document of the shareholders or persons entitled to represent Copy of the commercial register extract - in the case of a company belonging to EU countries: presentation of a translation of the register extract of the country of origin Copy trade registration (can be submitted after registration in the craft role) after registration in the commercial register, an up-to-date register extract is required in the case of the appointment of an operations manager: Manager's Statement Copy of the manager's employment contract Proof of qualification of the plant manager (copy master's certificate, diploma, industrial master's certificate, technician's certificate, exemption, exercise permit, etc.) If applicable, confirmation of registration by the collection agency (health insurance fund) on the employee's registration A written application is required to include a company in the craft role. Depending on the offer of the Chambers of Crafts, the application form is available for download electronically or can be filled in directly via a form centre. You can also submit your documents in person and complete the application on site. The documents to be submitted must be submitted to the competent body as certified copies.


Preconditions
Master's Examination in accordance with Section 7 paragraph 1 a Crafts Code (HwO) Prerequisite: You or your manager have successfully passed the master's examination in the craft you wish to carry out or in a craft subject to approval with this type of work and will be entered in the craft role of the competent body. Registration of graduate engineers or engineers or persons with a German state or state-recognised examination equivalent to the master's examination (Section 7 para. 2 HwO) in the craft role Prerequisite: The study or school focus of your examination corresponds to the craftsmanship to be enrolled. Exercise entitlement according to Section 7 b HwO without master examination Prerequisite: You or your manager can demonstrate relevant training as a skilled worker and a practical activity in the craft sector for at least six years, of which at least four years in a managerial position. Exceptions: Chimney sweeping and health crafts Exemption permit in accordance with Section 8 HwO without a master's examination Prerequisite: Taking the master's examination is an unreasonable hardship for you or your manager and you can prove master-like knowledge and skills. The exemption may be granted on a permanent or limited basis and in limited or unlimited conditions, depending on the situation of the individual case. Exemption in accordance with Section 9 HwO Prerequisite: You or your managers are nationals of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or a Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). In one of the above mentioned countries, you have worked certain periods as self-employed/self-employed persons or plant managers in a corresponding trade or have successfully completed a relevant technical training abroad. Exceptions: Chimney sweeping and health crafts Anyone who possesses the conditions for registration in the craft role and practises the relevant craft in his own person may also obtain an exercise entitlement in accordance with Paragraph 7a of the HWO for another trade subject to authorisation in Appendix A or for essential activities thereof, provided that the necessary knowledge and skills have been demonstrated. Previous professional experience and activities must also be taken into account.

Hints
If you move your business to another Chamber of Crafts district, you must register with the local authority.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018