Register of craftsmen Registration by granting a right to exercise according to § 7a HwO

Without a master craftsman's examination, the applicant or the farm manager may, if necessary, obtain a right to exercise in accordance with §7a of the Crafts Code (HwO) from the competent authority. In addition, the granting of an exemption permit could be considered.

Related Links

  • Annex A List of trades that can be operated as crafts subject to licensing (§ 1 para. 2)
  • § 7a Handwerksordnung (HwO)
  • Certificate of the journeyman's examination/skilled worker examination
  • Certificate of the master craftsman's examination in the trade
  • Certificates of other courses and examinations (e.B. final examination at a university or university of applied sciences, technician, industrial master, specialist courses and courses)
  • Proof of the knowledge and skills required for the right to exercise


  • Anyone who already operates a craft subject to licensing can obtain a right to practise another craft subject to authorisation or for essential activities of this trade if:
    • the knowledge and skills required for this are demonstrated. Previous professional experience and activities are taken into account.

Related Links

  • § 7a Handwerksordnung (HWO)

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