Stability; application for recognition as a testing expert

The registration committee of the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers decides on the recognition as a testing expert for the field of structural stability (in the specializations of solid construction, metal construction and timber construction).



General requirements (apply to inspection experts in all fields and disciplines, § 4 PrüfVBau):

Inspection experts can only be persons who

  1. have the personality to guarantee that they perform their tasks properly in the sense of § 5 PrüfVBau,
  2. have the ability to hold public office,
  3. act on their own responsibility and independently
  4. have their place of business in the Free State of Bavaria,
  5. have a command of the German language, both written and spoken.

Special requirements (§ 10 para. 1 PrüfVBau):

Only persons who have

  1. have completed a course of study in civil engineering at a German university or an equivalent course of study at a foreign university,
  2. have been working independently and on their own responsibility for at least two years as an engineer involved in structural design or as a full-time university lecturer,
  3. have been entrusted with the preparation of stability certificates, technical site management or comparable activities for at least ten years, of which they must have prepared stability certificates for at least five years and been entrusted with technical site management for at least one year. However, the time spent in technical site management may only be credited up to a maximum of three years,
  4. have the necessary knowledge of the relevant building regulations,
  5. have demonstrated above-average abilities through their performance as an engineer, and
  6. have the technical knowledge and experience required for an inspection expert.

The examination board at the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport decides whether the prerequisites Nos. 3 - 6 are met.


  • for the applicant: none
  • for the authority: three months after receipt of the application and submission of the complete documentation; the deadline can be extended once by two months

Required documents

  • Curriculum vitae with professional background

  • Certificate of good conduct

    Proof of application for a certificate of good conduct for submission to a public authority

  • Final and employment certificates (copy)

  • Information on branches

  • Information on any participation in a company whose purpose is the planning and execution of construction projects.

  • Information on ownership and independence

  • Evidence of compliance with the specific conditions

    • Chronological proof of previous engineering activity of at least ten years in tabular form with subdivision according to:
      • Preparation of stability certificates,
      • Comparable activities,
      • technical site management
    • Confirmations from third parties are to be submitted for the periods of technical construction management.
      • List of difficult construction projects worked on by the applicant
      • List of achievements as proof of above-average abilities as an engineer
      • List of persons who can provide information on the applicant's professional aptitude.

    (Samples of the above lists are available from the Bavarian State Ministry of Housing, Construction and Transport)


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag für die Anerkennung als Prüfsachverständiger für Standsicherheit
    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.


  • Costs, Bavaria-wide
    for members of the Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers: 260 Euro

    for non-members: 468 Euro


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