Battery Act; application for confirmation of sufficient professional qualification of experts established abroad

In the case of experts for spent battery disposal established in other EU/EEA countries, the professional qualification required for this is verified and confirmed.


In the case of experts for spent battery disposal established in other EU/EEA countries who only wish to carry out expert activities provided for in the Battery Act (BattG) on a temporary and occasional basis in Germany, the professional qualification required for this purpose is verified and confirmed.

In the procedure for approving a take-back system for spent portable batteries, the approval authority must rely on an expert opinion from an independent expert to determine whether the approval requirements have been met (expected achievement of the collection targets and requirements for disposal and nationwide take-back, in each case in relation to spent portable batteries).

The take-back system must commission an expert with the appraisal who has been publicly appointed in accordance with § 36 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung) for the disposal of used batteries.

However, these obligations are also fulfilled if an expert is commissioned who is established in a foreign country of the EU/EEA, who intends to perform expert activities provided for in the Battery Act only occasionally and temporarily in Germany, and whose professional qualification required for this purpose has been verified and confirmed by the competent authority.


In the review procedure, it is examined whether the above-mentioned expert has the professional qualification required for a publicly appointed expert for waste battery disposal.


The applicant does not have to observe any deadlines when filing the application for review.

Required documents

  • Proof of citizenship

    in certified copy and translation by a translator publicly appointed and sworn in the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Proof of legal establishment to carry out the activity of an expert for spent battery disposal in an EU or EEA state,

    furthermore, proof that this activity has not been prohibited, even temporarily.

  • foreign proof of professional qualification for an expert for waste battery disposal

    alternatively: proof of at least one year's activity as an expert for spent battery disposal in the foreign country of establishment during the last 10 years


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.


  • see fee schedule of the IHK

Status: 03.04.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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