Safety-related systems and equipment; notification of commencement of activity or application for certification for external inspection experts

You can apply to the Bayerische Ingenieurekammer-Bau (Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers) to take up work as an inspection expert for safety-related systems and equipment and to obtain a certificate confirming that you meet the requirements as an inspection expert.



If you are established in another member state of the European Union (or equivalent state) for the purpose of performing this task, you are entitled to work as an inspection expert in Bavaria if you

  • you have a comparable authorization with regard to your field of activity and
  • you had to fulfill comparable requirements with regard to the recognition prerequisites and the proof of knowledge (1st alternative) or
  • if the recognition authority has certified that you meet the requirements with regard to the recognition prerequisites, the proof of knowledge and the field of activity for recognition as an inspection expert (2nd alternative).

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

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


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

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


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)
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    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.


  • Certificate: 295 euros


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