Application for the issuance of the certificate of expertise in plant protection for the supply of plant protection products Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A person needs a certificate of expertise if he wants to place plant protection products on the market commercially or via the Internet outside of commercial activities.

The competent authority checks whether you meet the requirements for obtaining expertise in plant protection. The requirements you have to meet depend on the activity you want to carry out (e.B dispensing of plant protection products). If the necessary conditions are met, the applicant will receive a notification with the recognition of the plant protection expertise. This proof entitles the applicant to the activity indicated in the certificate of expertise.

  • certificate of recognised professional qualification, or
  • Certificate of a successfully passed expert examination or
  • Certificate of a recognised course of study, if necessary additional certificate (from universities, training centre) or
  • Certificate from another EU Member State for the sustainable use of pesticides
  • If necessary, certified translation of the submitted documents
  • If necessary, informal cost commitment of the specified invoice recipient
  • If necessary, certificate of expert training
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: no

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  • Online application


The expertise you assign

  • with a certificate of a recognised professional qualification (e.B farmer, winegrower, gardener, etc.) or
  • an examination certificate for a successfully passed specialist examination (e.B. as part of a specialist course) or
  • with a certificate of recognised studies, if necessary in i.V.m an additional certificate (from universities, training centre) or
  • with a valid certificate from another EU Member State for the sustainable use of pesticides.

If there are more than three years between the issuance of the certificate and the application, a current proof of further training must also be submitted.

  • Further information can be found at the Chamber of Agriculture
  • Plant Protection Expertise Ordinance (old) of 28 July 1987 (Federal Law Gazed I p. 1752), which was last amended by Article 27 of the Act of 6 December 2011 (Federal Law Gazed I p. 2515)

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  • § 3 Plant Protection Expertise Ordinance (PflSchSachkV)
  • § 9 Plant Protection Act (PflSchG)
  • Plant Protection Expertise Ordinance (PflSchSachkV)
  • Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009

The authority shall receive the complete application documents and verify the particulars and the authenticity of the certificates and/or certificates. Once all the prerequisites for the expertise have been proven, the authority prepares the certificate of expertise and a fee notice. Upon receipt of the payment, the authority shall send the certificate of expertise to the person making the application.

The new certificate of expertise (SKN) in card format you need since 26.11.2015.

The application for this must be submitted online. (Please let yourself be helped by friends or acquaintances if you can not cope on the Internet). Via the tile of the responsible federal state, further information can be viewed. The certificate of expertise can be applied for with or without registration. Thereafter, the mandatory fields must be filled in with the information on the applicant. After entering the security code, you will be returned to the application page. Enter the application type here. The application type "levy" includes the sale of plant protection products. After confirming the required knowledge of German and acknowledging the privacy policy, you can upload your copies of certificates, such as a letter of assistant or a certificate of expertise. Finally, make the application via the corresponding button. After submitting your data, a short information about whether your application has been successfully submitted appears in the online portal. You will not receive a separate e-mail or further confirmation. It is not necessary to additionally send the application signed by post.

Alternatively, if you cannot upload the certificate yourself, send a copy by post to the responsible department.

Altsachkundige (persons who have acquired their expertise for the use of plant protection products before 6 July 2013) or Neusachkundige, whose degree is more than 3 years ago, need in addition to the certificate the proof of participation in a recognized training course on the subject of plant protection. If all documents are complete, the application will be processed within 4 to 6 weeks. You will receive a notification and an invoice for 30 euros (for foreign certificates 40 euros). The dispatch of the certificate of expertise card can take up to 2 months from payment. In addition to applying for proof of expertise, you must take part in a 4-hour training course during a recurring 3-year period.

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  • Online application

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