Explosive substances; application for an explosives permit or certificate of competence

When handling explosive substances, the requirements of the Explosives Act (SprengG) must be observed.



Prerequisites for the issuance of an explosives permit or certificate of competence are usually:

  • Reliability
  • Personal (and physical) suitability
  • Specialized knowledge
  • Minimum age of 21 years
  • (Commercial or private) need

Processing time

The application for issuance/renewal of a permit or certificate of competence should be submitted in good time, because reliability, suitability and need must be verified in the course of the procedure.

Required documents

  • Written application with proof of identity

  • Proof of personal (and physical) suitability (e.g. by means of a medical certificate)

  • certificate of competence

  • Proof of a commercial or private need


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • The costs can vary.

    For a permit or certificate of competence, fees can range from 70 to 4,000 euros.


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action

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