Explosives clearance certificate; application

You acquire the explosives law expertise for handling explosive substances by successfully participating in a recognized training course. To participate in this course, you need a clearance certificate from the relevant authority.


A prerequisite for the issuance of a permit or a certificate of competence according to the Explosives Act is, among other things, the successful participation in a technical course. For participation in this technical course, the course provider requires a clearance certificate from you as proof of your reliability and personal suitability. This will be issued to you by the authority responsible for issuing the permit or certificate of competence.

Competent authorities:

  • The district administrative authorities:
    In the private sector for the acquisition and handling of propellant powder for firecracker shooting, muzzleloader shooting and loading and reloading of cartridge cases.
  • The trade supervisory authorities at the governments:
    In the commercial sector, e.g. for the performance of blasting work or the setting off of fireworks.
  • The mining offices:
    In the case of companies that carry out corresponding activities that are subject to mining supervision.


  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Reliability and personal suitability


Submit the application for the explosives clearance certificate to the competent authority. The competent authority issues the clearance certificate after checking the explosives regulatory requirements.

Required documents

  • medical certificate of personal and physical fitness


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

Online procedures


  • 70 till 290 EUR

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