Master Craftsman's Examination: Admission

If you want to take a master craftsman's examination, you must submit an application for admission to the master craftsman examination committee.

In order to be able to take a master craftsman's examination in the trade, you must submit an application for admission to the master craftsman examination committee.

Admission requirements:

  • Passed journeyman's examination
    • in the craft subject to admission in which the master craftsman's examination is to be taken, or
    • in a related craft subject to authorisation, or
  • a corresponding final examination in a recognised training occupation or
  • Passed examination according to § 45 or § 51a Abs. 1 in conjunction with Abs. 2 Handwerksordnung (HwO).

Anyone who has passed another journeyman's examination or another final examination in a recognised training occupation and has carried out several years of professional activity in the craft subject to authorisation in which the master craftsman's examination is to be taken must also be admitted to the master craftsman's examination. To be credited to the period of professional activity is to be credited

  • the successful completion of a technical school
    • in the case of one-year technical schools with one year,
    • in the case of multi-year technical schools with two years,
  • the activity as a self-employed person, as a foreman or in a similar position in the craft subject to approval in which the master craftsman's examination is to be taken,
  • a practical activity equivalent to the journeyman's activity in the craft subject to authorisation in which the master craftsman's examination is to be taken.

In exceptional cases and with proof of foreign educational qualifications and periods of professional activity abroad, you may be exempted from the above-mentioned requirements in whole or in part.
Admission is granted by the chairman of the master craftsman examination committee. If the Chairman does not consider the admission requirements to be met, the Examination Board shall decide.

Admission requirements for non-licensed crafts and craft-like trades:
Anyone who has passed a journeyman's examination or a final examination in a recognised training occupation can be admitted.

Application for admission from the respective Chamber of Crafts with proof of completion of training and, if necessary, other professional documents.

The application for admission can be found on the website of the responsible Chamber of Crafts.

Hints

Further information on the master craftsman's examination can be found on the website of the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Crafts.

  • The way to the master

§ 49 Gesetz zur Ordnung des Handwerks (Crafts Code - HwO).

Related Links

  • § 49 HwO

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