Recognition of training organisers for dangerous goods officers Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you wish to provide training for dangerous goods officers, you must be recognised as a training organiser by the local Chamber of Commerce.

For this, an application is required from the Chamber of Commerce, which is responsible for you locally. In the application, you must, among other things,

  • indicate the extent of recognition (road transport, inland waterway, rail, sea transport);
  • Add a timetable for each part of the course
  • indicate the available teaching material, illustrative material;

As a course organiser, you must have the necessary premises for the implementation of the theoretical teaching units of the partially practical parts of the course as well as the necessary training material. In addition, your teaching staff must be professionally and pedagogically qualified.

The responsible Chamber of Commerce can take a look at your premises and the teaching materials. The Chamber of Commerce can also contact the persons you have indicated as teachers in order to arrange appointments for additional assessment interviews if necessary.

Provided that the conditions are met, the recognition is confirmed by a certificate of recognition by the local chamber of commerce. This indicates which modes of transport you are allowed to provide training for.

  • Curriculum/model lesson plan (hourly schedule) for the requested training courses with the following information:
    • Hour schedule (with breaks)
    • topic to be dealt with, including the planned time approaches
    • Type of teaching (e.B. lecture, lecture, technical media, film lecture, exercises)
  • Documents of the teachers employed as proof of professional and methodological competence
    • Career
    • Evidence of general knowledge of the dangerous goods transport law
    • Proof of the special knowledge for the respective training parts
    • Proof of the ability to provide adult-friendly knowledge
    • Presentation of a valid training certificate for the mode of transport to be trained
    • Declaration of readiness to carry out the duties of the speaker

If necessary, further documents according to the specifications of your Chamber of Commerce

  • Forms: Application according to the specifications of the competent Chamber of Commerce
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (especially when reviewing the speaker's qualification)


  • Suitable premises and facilities
  • Appropriate teaching material
  • Qualified teaching staff

Related Links

  • Section 5 paragraph 2 Dangerous Goods Transport Act (GGBefG)
  • Section 5 Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV)
  • Section 7 (1 GbV) Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV)
  • Section 3 paragraph 1 Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV)

You first apply for recognition as a training organiser at your local Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).

  • The Chamber of Commerce first examines the submitted documents such as curricula and teaching materials.
  • If necessary, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce visit the school and check its suitability on site. Where appropriate, assessment interviews with the teaching staff will take place.
  • After examination of documents and teaching facilities, you will receive a notification from the Chamber of Commerce about the recognition.

Once your training facility has been approved, you may offer courses for dangerous goods officers as part of the permit.

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