Rescue service; registration for the examination to prove professional suitability to run a company

Entrepreneurs who want to transport persons by ambulance in the field of emergency rescue/physician-assisted patient transport/ ambulance transport/patient retrieval on a commercial basis must, among other things, be professionally qualified as a prerequisite for obtaining the license.



  • Degree as a paramedic, emergency medical technician or emergency medical technician


Registration for the examination with the responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce is mandatory. The responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers two to four examination dates per year.

The examination is an overall examination consisting of a written and an oral part. The written examination lasts two hours and consists of open questions and multiple-choice questions. The oral part of the examination should not exceed half an hour per candidate.

The language of the examination is German.

The examination is passed if the candidate has achieved at least 60% of the possible total number of points, whereby the proportion of points achieved in each part of the examination may not be less than 50% of the possible number of points in each case.

The examination may be repeated.

After passing the examination, the responsible Chamber of Industry and Commerce issues the candidate with a certificate stating that he/she has passed the examination.

Special notes

You must present the original paramedic, emergency medical technician, and emergency medical technician certificates before the exam begins.


Registration deadline for the exam (14 days before the exam date)

Processing time

After successfully passing the exam, a maximum of one week until the certificate of proficiency is sent out.

Required documents

  • Copy of the certificate/certificate as paramedic, emergency medical technician or emergency paramedic


  • The examination fee is based on the respective valid fee tariff of the responsible IHK. An examination fee of 165.00 EUR will be charged.


An action may be brought against the fee notice within one month of its notification.

An appeal may be lodged or an action brought directly against the notice of examination results within one month of its notification.


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