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Certificate of competency in accordance with the Explosives Act

The certificate of competence for the handling and/or traffic of explosive substances in accordance with § 20 of the Explosives Act (SprengG) is only issued upon application. It can be limited in content, limited in time and, even subsequently, subject to conditions.

Persons who work in the field of mining, please note the certificate of competence according to the Explosives Act for companies under mining supervision.

The responsibility lies with the State Labour Inspectorate.

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.

  • They are
    • a natural person,
    • reliable
    • competent and
    • personally suitable.
  • You have reached the age of 21.
  • You are a German or EU citizen.
  • completed form "Application for the issuance of a certificate of competence in accordance with § 20 of the Act on Explosive Substances (SprengG)"

The amount of the fees is determined - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 29.1.13 - depending on the time spent. However, a minimum of EUR 70.00 and a maximum of EUR 1,000.00 will be charged.

As a rule, the certificate is issued for a period of five years.

The application must be submitted in person to the competent authority.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

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