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Markscheiderin/Markscheider Recognition

Anyone wishing to work as a mine surveyor must be recognised by the competent authority.
The processing of the application takes a maximum of three months after receipt of the complete documents. The applicant receives a certificate of recognition and is entered in the public register of recognised Markscheiderinnen.
Anyone who is recognised as a mine surveyor in another federal state is considered recognised in Lower Saxony.
The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology.

This procedure can also be handled by a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

  • completed university studies with a focus on mine surveying or mining surveying with a master's degree or equivalent and
  • qualification for the second entry-level post in category 2 of the specialisation "Technical Services" and
  • The reliability and health suitability required for the performance of the activity of a mine surveyor, or
  • an equivalent professional qualification in accordance with the Lower Saxony Professional Qualifications Assessment Act (NBQFG) and
  • Knowledge of the German language required for the exercise of the professional activity
  • the reliability and health suitability required for the exercise of the activity of a mine surveyor
  • Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of professional qualification
  • Proof of health suitability (medical certificate)
  • Declaration that a certificate of good conduct in accordance with § 30 of the Federal Central Register Act must be submitted to the registration authority for submission to the
    State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology Clausthal-Zellerfeld An der Marktkirche 9 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
  • Declaration of the respective address of the existing or planned workrooms

The amount of the fees is determined - in accordance with the annex to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 15.3 - depending on the time spent. However, a minimum of EUR 87.00 and a maximum of EUR 225.00 will be charged.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Processing Time: 3 Months
maximum, after receipt of the complete documents

The application can be submitted informally to the competent authority together with the necessary documents.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)