Stability; notification of commencement of activity or application for certification for external inspection experts

You can notify the Bayerische Ingenieurekammer-Bau (Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers) of the commencement of work as a testing expert for structural stability and apply for the issue of a certificate confirming that you meet the requirements as a testing expert.

Description

In Bavaria, only those who are recognized in this specialist area and this specialist area may use the designation "Test expert for stability" in a specific specialist area.

Testing experts for stability can be recognized in the fields of solid construction, metal construction and timber construction.

Testing experts for stability test and certify the completeness and correctness of the stability certificates in their respective field on behalf of the building owner or other person responsible according to the building code, insofar as this is provided for in Art. 62a Para. 2 BayBO. They monitor the proper execution of construction work with regard to the proofs of stability certified by them (Art. 77 Para. 2 Sentence 1 No. 1 BayBO and § 13 Para. 5 PrüfVBau). They are independent within the scope of their duties.

Foreign inspection experts, i.e. those who are established in another member state of the European Union (or equivalent state) for the performance of this task, are entitled to work as inspection experts in Bavaria under certain conditions. They must give prior notice of the first provision of services or apply for a certificate of compliance with the material requirements.

Prerequisites

Persons who are established in another member state of the European Union (or a state equivalent to this) for the performance of this task are entitled to work as an inspection expert in Bavaria if they

  • have a comparable authorization with regard to their field of activity and had to fulfill comparable requirements with regard to the recognition prerequisites and the proof of knowledge (1st alternative) or
  • if the recognition authority has certified that they meet the requirements with regard to the prerequisites for recognition, the proof of knowledge and the field of activity for recognition as an inspection expert (2nd alternative).

A further requirement is that they have a good command of the German language, both written and spoken.

The notification or application is not required if a notification has already been made or a certificate issued in another country of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Deadlines

  • for the applicant: none, notification before commencement of activity
  • for the authority: three months after receipt of application and presentation of complete documentation

Required documents

  • Notification of the first performance of the service:

    • Certificate of legal establishment in a member state of the EU (or equivalent state) for the performance of the activity
    • Proof of fulfilment of comparable requirements for the exercise of the activity in the state of establishment

  • Request for certification:

    • Certificate of legal establishment in a member state of the EU (or equivalent state) for the performance of the activity
    • Proof of actual fulfilment of the recognition requirements

Forms

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    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.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.

Fees

  • Certificate: 295 euros

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

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Status: 01.08.2022

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

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