Vocational training in agriculture; application for admission to the final examination

You must apply to the relevant government for admission to the final examination for the profession of farmer.



Admission to the final examination (§ 43 Vocational Training Act - BBiG)

Admission to the final examination is granted to

  • who have completed the training period or whose training period ends no later than two months after the examination date,
  • who have taken part in the prescribed intermediate examinations and have submitted a training certificate signed by the trainer and trainee in accordance with Section 13 (7) BBiG and
  • whose vocational training relationship is entered in the register of vocational training relationships or is not entered for a reason for which neither the trainees nor their legal representatives are responsible.

Admission in special cases (§ 45 Para. 2 Vocational Training Act - BBiG)

Anyone who can prove that they have worked in the occupation in which the examination is to be taken for at least one and a half times the prescribed period of training will also be admitted to the final examination.

Periods of professional activity also include periods of training in another relevant training occupation. Proof of one and a half times the minimum period may be waived in whole or in part if it can be credibly demonstrated by submitting certificates or by other means that the applicant has acquired the professional competence that justifies admission to the examination.

Foreign educational qualifications and periods of professional activity abroad must be taken into account


Apprentices: The application forms are sent to the training companies by the responsible government.

Participants in the farmer training program: The application forms are sent to all interested parties by the educational advisors at the offices for food, agriculture and forestry.

Applicants seeking admission in special cases (in accordance with § 45 Para. 2 BBiG) are requested to contact the responsible government by telephone or e-mail.


The application must be submitted by December 31 of the previous year of the final examination.

Required documents

  • In the case of an application for consideration of disability-specific concerns, a comprehensive justification and a medical certificate must be enclosed.

    Any documents to be enclosed can be found in the notes on the application forms.


  • There is no fee for admission within the framework of dual training (§§ 43 and 45 Para. 1 BBiG).

    An examination fee of EUR 180 is charged for admission in accordance with Section 45 (2) BBiG.


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