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Markscheiderin/Markscheider Recognition

Anyone wishing to work as a mine surveyor must be recognised by the competent authority.

Process flow

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.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

  • 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

What are the fees?

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.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Processing duration

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

Applications / forms

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

Technically approved by

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

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