In Bavaria, only those who are recognized in this specialist area and this specialist area may use the designation "Test expert for stability" in a specific specialist area.
Testing experts for stability can be recognized in the fields of solid construction, metal construction and timber construction.
Testing experts for stability test and certify the completeness and correctness of the stability certificates in their respective field on behalf of the building owner or other person responsible according to the building code, insofar as this is provided for in Art. 62a Para. 2 BayBO. They monitor the proper execution of construction work with regard to the proofs of stability certified by them (Art. 77 Para. 2 Sentence 1 No. 1 BayBO and § 13 Para. 5 PrüfVBau). They are independent within the scope of the duties incumbent upon them.
Insofar as testing experts are not recognized in accordance with § 10 Para. 2 Sentence 1 PrüfVBau, the registration committee at the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers shall examine and decide on their recognition as testing experts for stability. The proof of the required knowledge and skills (part of the special requirements) is carried out within the scope of an examination by the examination board formed at the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport. The Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers maintains a list of recognized testing experts for stability.
Comparable recognitions of other federal states are also valid in the Free State of Bavaria as long as the testing expert has not yet reached the age of 70; no further entry is made in the list maintained by the recognition authority.