Test engineer for stability; notification of commencement of activity or application for certificate of compliance with material requirements

The Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport accepts notifications of the commencement of work as a test engineer for stability and decides on the application for the issue of the certificate of compliance with the requirements as a test engineer.

Description

In Bavaria, only those who have been recognised by the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport may use the designation "Test Engineer for Structural Safety" in a specific field.

Test engineers for stability are specially qualified civil engineers who are recognised in a prescribed procedure by the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport for the specialist fields of solid construction, metal construction and timber construction.

Test engineers carry out building inspection tasks in their respective specialist field on the basis of the Bavarian Building Code or regulations based on the Bavarian Building Code. On behalf of the building supervisory authority, they check the completeness and correctness of the stability certificates for certain special buildings (cf. Art. 62a Para. 2 BayBO).

They monitor the proper execution of construction work with regard to the proofs of stability they have examined (Art. 77 Para. 2 Sentence 1 No. 1 BayBO and § 13 Para. 5 PrüfVBau).

External inspection engineers, i.e. those who are established in another member state of the European Union (or equivalent state) for the performance of this task, are entitled to act as inspection engineers in Bavaria under certain conditions. They have to notify the first-time provision of services in advance or apply for a certificate of compliance with the material requirements.

Important instructions for service providers

  • Soweit ein Deutscher Mitglied einer deutschen Kammer ist, ist eine vorherige Anzeige für das "erstmalige Tätigwerden" in Deutschland nicht erforderlich.

Prerequisites

Persons who are established in another member state of the European Union (or equivalent state) for the performance of this task are entitled to work as a test engineer in Bavaria if they

  • have a comparable authorisation with regard to their field of activity and had to fulfil comparable requirements with regard to the recognition prerequisites and the proof of knowledge (1st alternative) or
  • if the recognition authority has certified that they meet the requirements with regard to the prerequisites for recognition, the evidence of knowledge and the scope of activities for recognition as a test engineer (2nd alternative).

A further requirement is that they have a good command of the German language, both written and spoken.

The notification or application is not required if a notification has already been made or a certificate issued in another country of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Deadlines

  • for the applicant: none, notification before commencement of activity
  • for the authority: three months after receipt of application and submission of complete documentation

Required documents

  • Notification of the first performance of the service:

    • Certificate of legal establishment in a member state of the EU (or equivalent state) for the performance of the activity
    • Proof of fulfilment of comparable requirements for the exercise of the activity in the state of establishment

  • Request for certification:

    • Certificate of legal establishment in a member state of the EU (or equivalent state) for the performance of the activity
    • Proof of actual fulfilment of the recognition requirements

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.

Fees

  • Certificate: 125 - 3.000 Euro

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information

Status: 04.11.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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