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Test Engineers for Structural Analysis: Recognition

A test engineer for stability is a person who is recognized as such by the competent authority. Other persons may not use this designation. In order to be recognized as a test engineer for stability, the applicant must undergo a comprehensive 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?

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

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.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Building supervisory authorities in Lower Saxony


In order to be admitted to this examination, the following conditions must be met:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the preparation of stability certificates
  • at least 1 year of experience in technical construction management and site supervision
  • at least 2 years of self-reliant (i.e. self-employed) work as a structural engineer


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

In addition, it must be proven that construction projects of a high degree of 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 Annex 1 No. 10.1 of the Lower Saxony Building Fee Regulations (BauGO).

§ 1 paragraph 1 of the Building Fee Regulations (BauGO)

Appendix 1 No. 10.4 Schedule of Fees to the Construction 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
Section 4 (2) of the Structural Inspection Ordinance (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 a claim to the issuance of test orders.

Supporting institutions

Advisory Board of the competent authority

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)