Medicinal products; registration for the examination of expertise for the trade in over-the-counter medicinal products

In order to be able to offer so-called over-the-counter medicines in the trade, you must prove the corresponding expertise by passing an examination.



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First, you register in writing or online with the responsible IHK.

  • The IHK confirms your registration
  • You take the exam on the selected date
  • If you pass the exam, you will receive a certificate.

After receiving the certificate, you are allowed to sell medicines that are not subject to compulsory pharmacy sales.


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Processing time

You will usually receive the certificate within a few days after passing the exam.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Photo ID for identification during the test


  • Costs are incurred. The exact amount can be found in the fee schedule of the local IHK.


Detailed information on how to appeal an examination result can be found in the notice of failure.


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