In Bavaria, only those who have been recognized by the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport may use the designation "Test engineer for structural stability" in a specific field.
Test engineers for stability are specially qualified civil engineers who are recognized in a prescribed procedure by the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport for the specialist fields of solid construction, metal construction and timber construction.
Test engineers perform building inspection tasks in their respective specialist field on the basis of the Bavarian Building Code or regulations based on the Bavarian Building Code. On behalf of the building supervisory authority, they check the completeness and correctness of the stability certificates for certain special buildings.
They monitor the proper execution of construction work with regard to the proofs of stability they have examined.
The Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport examines and decides on the recognition as a test engineer for stability. The proof of the required knowledge and skills (part of the special requirements) is carried out within the framework of an examination by the examination board formed at the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport. The applicant may be required to provide written and oral evidence of his or her knowledge. The Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport maintains a list of recognized test engineers for stability.