Proof of expertise in pest control Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Commercial pest control may only be carried out if, inter alia, the evidence of expertise in a sub-area of pest control has been provided to the competent authority in accordance with the "Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS 523)".

For example, it is knowledgeable who

  • recognised degree "certified pest controller" or
  • has passed the examination as an assistant or master of pest control in accordance with the law no longer in force in the old Länder or under the law of the former GDR, or
  • has demonstrated to have acquired comparable expertise in a Member State of the European Union.

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.


The vocational retraining followed by an examination to become a "tested pest controller" or a "tested pest controller" was possible until 2004. On 1 August 2004, there is vocational training for pest controllers. This lasts 3 years and concludes after practical and theoretical teaching units with a corresponding examination at a vocational school. For more information, the ordinance on vocational training for pest control is regulated. Further information is also available from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).

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  • § 2 Abs. 13 Verordnung zum Schutz vor Gefahrstoffen (GefStoffV)

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