Fire protection; application for recognition as a testing expert

The registration committee at the Bavarian Chamber of Architects decides together with the examination board on the recognition as a test expert for fire protection.



General requirements (apply to inspection experts of all disciplines in accordance with § 4 PrüfVBau):

Inspection experts can only be persons who

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

Special requirements (§ 16 PrüfVBau):

Persons are recognized as inspection experts for fire protection who

  1. have completed a course of study at a German university, an equivalent course of study at a foreign university or are qualified for an office of at least grade A 10 in the specialist career path of science and technology, with a focus on specialist fire department, as a member of the specialist field of architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering or a course of study with a focus on fire protection,
  2. then have at least five years of experience in fire protection planning and execution of buildings, in particular of special buildings of different types with a higher degree of fire protection difficulty, or their examination,
  3. the required knowledge in the field of defensive fire protection,
  4. the required knowledge of the fire behavior of construction products and types of construction,
  5. the required knowledge in the field of plant fire protection and
  6. the required knowledge of the relevant building regulations.


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

Required documents

  • Resume

    with full details of your professional background up to the date of application

  • Final and employment certificates (copy)

  • Certificate of good conduct

    Proof of application for a certificate of good conduct for submission to a public authority, which should not be older than three months

  • Details of any branches

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

  • Evidence of compliance with the special conditions for recognition

    The following documents must be submitted as proof of at least five years of experience in fire protection planning:

    • Object list
    • Individual certificates for the projects listed in the object list (preferably confirmed by the building supervisory authority or the test experts for fire protection)
    • At least four informative fire protection certificates, fire protection plans, if possible with the application of different special building regulations.

  • Advance on fees (proof)


  • 700,00 Euro


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