Taking an intermediate examination in dual training occupations

Your intermediate examination will take place about halfway through the training period. The intermediate examination is a knowledge assessment and is intended to give you and the training company feedback on the previous knowledge transfer.

The subject of the intermediate examination is the skills, knowledge and

Skills as well as the subject matter from the vocational school lessons. The intermediate examination is intended to give you and your training company an impression of your respective level of performance Participation in the intermediate examination is a prerequisite for admission to the final examination. The results of the interim examination are an important indicator for you if you want to be admitted to the final examination early.

Intermediate examinations consist of a written part of the examination and, if necessary, another practical part of the examination. Both parts of the exam usually take place on different days. The written part of the examination usually takes place nationwide on a fixed day at the same time.

An intermediate examination is carried out regionally by the responsible authorities (e.g. Chamber of Industry and Commerce) for all trainees about half of the training period. The date is laid down in the training regulations.

If you have concluded a training contract with a company, this training relationship has been reported to the regionally responsible body (e.g. Chamber of Industry and Commerce) by your training company. The competent authority therefore knows in which period you have to take your intermediate examination. They will therefore be notified of the examination by the competent authority in a letter or electronically.

The implementation of the interim examination is organised by the regionally responsible body in consultation with the voluntary examination committee. The examination board, consisting of employer representatives, employee representatives and teachers' representatives, takes your examination performance and evaluates it.
 
The examination result determined by the Audit Committee is transmitted to the competent authority. You will receive the results in the form of a certificate of participation.










Intermediate examinations only take place in occupations in which the training regulations do not provide for a final examination in two parts.

Participation in intermediate examinations is mandatory for all trainees.

However, an intermediate examination may be omitted for you if another training that has already been completed has been credited with at least two years in your training relationship.

Upon request, you can also take part in an intermediate examination as a retraining participant, but then you or the person responsible for the measure must bear the costs of the examination.

  • Official photo ID for identification during the examination
  • If applicable, form "Application for compensation for disadvantages"
  • Form: "Registration for the intermediate examination" necessary,
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance not required for registration
  • As a rule, the regionally responsible body will make all applications available to you as a download on the website.

Preconditions

  • You must be in a registered training relationship or a registered retraining relationship
  • Their training regulations provide for an intermediate examination

Hints

Due to the regular modernisation of training occupations, more and more occupations are no longer taking intermediate examinations, but are being replaced by Part 1 of the final examination.

Related Links

  • § 48 Vocational Training Act (BBiG)
  • § 39 Handwerksordnung (HWO)

As a rule, the authority responsible for you will notify you of the upcoming intermediate examination.

  • After registering for the intermediate examination, you will receive an invitation to all parts of the examination.
  • At the test location, you must identify yourself as an authorized participant with proof of identity.
  • You take the written exam.
  • They take the practical examination, if it is provided.

Your intermediate examination result will be sent to you in the form of a certificate of participation.

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Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

Last update or date of publication
15.10.2020