Public appointment and swearing-in of samplers Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

With a public appointment as a sampler, you are available to the courts, authorities, business and the general public as a particularly reliable, credible and experienced person.

As a sampler, you check the quality, quantity, weight or correct packaging of goods in the manufacture and trade of goods. If you prove special expertise, personal aptitude and necessary independence, you can be publicly appointed and sworn in.

They thus submit to additional professional and objectivity obligations.

The purpose of the public appointment is to provide courts, authorities and the public with particularly competent and personally appropriate experts whose statements are particularly credible.

The public order confers a special public quality seal for experts in Germany. There is no higher qualification in the field of expert activity.

Administrations and courts should assign preferential lyen seappointed to these experts. However, they are also available to business and private clients.

In addition to all chambers of commerce and industry, other professional chambers such as engineers, architects or chambers of agriculture and other public bodies are also entitled to public appointments in some federal states.

The contact details of the publicly appointed and sworn experts are published in uniform lists.

The term "publicly appointed and sworn in" is protected by law.

  • professional career
  • Copies of certificates, training and further education certificates
  • Professional and personal reverences
  • Certificate of leadership for submission to an authority
  • Expert opinions and work samples
  • List of opinions you have drawn up in your field of expertise for the last two years
  • Declaration on financial and economic independence
  • Employer's declaration of exemption

Please ask the chamber responsible for you whether you need to submit further documents.

  • Forms: none
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes


  • Through education and training as well as professional experience, you have acquired a well-above-average expertise.
  • You have also provided expert work in your field for several years.
  • They are mentally and physically able to meet the requirements of experts in their field.
  • There must be no reason to doubt your independence and objectivity. They live in orderly economic conditions. They are impartial and independent.
  • Further requirements arise from the expert regulations of the respective competent chamber and the appointment requirements of your subject area.

Related Links

  • Section 36 paragraph 2 Of the German Commercial Code (GewO)
  • Statute of Experts of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture of 22.11.2012

The procedure is very complex and varies slightly depending on the subject area. It makes sense if you seek personal advice from the competent board before submitting your application.

  • The application form must be submitted in full and signed with all required attachments.
  • You must apply to your reporting authority for presentation to an authority in accordance with Section 30(5) of the BZRG.
  • The board will demand advance payments on fees and expenses.
  • The Chamber of Commerce checks the documents submitted by you for completeness and compliance with the formal minimum requirements.
  • In a personal interview, your personal suitability will be evaluated after the submitted references have been evaluated. Where appropriate, other committees or bodies will be involved.
  • The Board commissions independent experts to evaluate your expertise. For this purpose, the expert opinions and work samples to be submitted by you will be checked.
    In addition, a written review and a technical interview or a practical review are added, depending on the subject area.
  • Taking into account the technical assessment, the Chamber of Commerce then decides in its final decision.

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