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Test Engineers for Structural Analysis: Recognition

Test engineer for stability is anyone who is recognized as such by the responsible body. Other persons may not use this designation. In order to be recognized as a test engineer for stability, the applicant must undergo an extensive examination of his/her knowledge and skills.

The recognition of a test engineer for stability takes place for one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Solid construction
  • Metal
  • Wood construction

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection.

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

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Building supervisory authorities in Lower Saxony

Requirements

To be admitted to this test, the following conditions must be met:

  • at least 10 years of experience in setting up stability certificates
  • at least 1 year of experience in technical construction management and property supervision
  • at least 2 years of independent (i.e. self-employed) work as a structural engineer

or

  • Work as a full-time university lecturer (professor)

In addition, it must be proven that construction projects of high difficulty have already been processed.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with § 1 paragraph 1 in conjunction with V.m Annex 1 No. 10.1 of the Lower Saxony Building Fee Regulations (BauGO).

§ 1Section 1 Building Fee Regulations (BauGO)

Annex 1 No. 10.4 Schedule of Fees to the Building Fee Regulations (BauGO)

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
§ 4 Abs.2 Bautechnische Prüfungsverordnung (BauPrüfVO)

What else should I know?

An advisory board formed by the competent authority decides on the professional suitability of the applicant by means of a written expert opinion.

There is no legal entitlement to recognition. Recognition does not give rise to any entitlement to the award of test contracts.

Supporting institutions

Advisory Board of the competent body

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.