Engineers; entry in the register of external consulting engineers

Consulting engineers from outside Germany who are not members of a German Chamber of Engineers must notify the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers in advance of providing services for the first time and are listed in a separate directory. The registration committee at the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers examines and decides on the registration in the directory.

Description

Consulting engineers from other countries, i.e. those who have neither a domicile nor a branch or predominant professional occupation in Bavaria, may only use the professional title "Consulting Engineer" if they are either allowed to use the title on the basis of a regulation of a country of the Federal Republic of Germany in which they have their domicile, their branch or predominant occupation, or if they fulfil the material requirements for registration in the corresponding list.

The foreign consulting engineers who are not members of a German Chamber of Engineers have to notify the first provision of services in advance; they are listed in a separate register. A certificate, limited to five years, is issued for the listing in the register of external service providers, which also entitles the holder to use the professional title. The certificate may be extended on application for a maximum of five years.

The registration committee of the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers examines and decides on the entry in the register.

The right according to Art. 7 Para. 3 of Directive 2005/36/EC to use the professional title of the state of establishment remains unaffected. The professional title shall be used in such a way that no confusion with professional titles according to Art. 1 Baukammerngesetz is possible.

Prerequisites

  • Corresponding proof from the country of origin of the entitlement to use the professional title.
  • entitlement to use the professional title "engineer" (as a rule, completion of a course of study of at least three years in a technical or scientific discipline is required)
  • subsequent three years of professional experience
  • responsible and independent exercise of the profession

Deadlines

  • For the applicant: none; prior to commencement of the activity, notification of the first performance of the service if there is no membership in a German chamber of engineers;
  • for the authority: three months after receipt of the application and complete presentation of the documents two months after receipt of the application and complete presentation of the documents if the accelerated procedure for skilled workers is carried out

Required documents

  • degree certificate
  • Evidence of the subsequent period of practice
  • Evidence of autonomous and independent professional practice
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Certificate of good conduct or

    in the case of nationals of a Member State of the European Union or of a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, evidence of legal establishment in such a State and (in the case of non-regulated professions) of the relevant professional practice for two years within the preceding ten years

Fees

  • Entry in the register of external consulting engineers: 70 Euro

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

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Status: 20.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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