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Report new management to the Chamber of Crafts


Changes in the management of a craft business subject to approval must be reported to the Chamber of Crafts. The management of a craft business must have the professional prerequisites for the exercise of the craft subject to licensing. This can be a master craftsman's certificate for the respective craft, but also an equivalent domestic or foreign professional qualification or an exemption permit or authorisation to practice.

Both the owners of a craft business and employees can be considered as business managers. In the latter case, the application for registration must be submitted together with a manager's declaration and supporting documents.

The tasks of the plant management include, among other things,

  • to control, supervise and monitor the technical workflow and not to limit itself to the mere control of the work result,
  • to manage workers and to make the necessary arrangements,
  • prevent and, if necessary, correct deficiencies in the execution of the work,
  • to ensure that there are no violations of legal provisions or operating instructions,
  • to go regularly to the individual workplaces in order to supervise the execution of the work,
  • be available at all times during working hours and be available and ready for action at short notice in urgent and emergency situations.

Process flow

The notification can be made by the farmer directly to the responsible Chamber of Crafts or via administrative portals. You must place the actual order electronically via online procedure or in writing at your locally responsible Chamber of Crafts or via administrative portals.

Online application:

  • Various administrative portals of the federal states provide for an online application. In addition, the Chambers of Crafts and Crafts offer online access to their administrative procedures

Written application:

  • Go to the website of your local Chamber of Crafts and download the application form. You are also welcome to contact your Chamber of Crafts directly and have the necessary documents sent to you.
  • Fill out the form completely and send it to your local Chamber of Crafts together with the required documents.

After checking your documents, you will receive a confirmation and a new craftsman's card (§ 10 para. 2 HwO) if the requirements are met.

Who should I contact?

You must contact the local Chamber of Crafts.

This procedure can also be carried out 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.

Requirements

  • Proof of qualification (master craftsman's certificate for the respective craft, alternatively equivalent domestic or foreign professional qualification or an exemption permit or authorisation to practise)
  • The management must be available to the company to the same extent as a master craftsman or master craftsman as the owner of the craft business. Basically, this means continuous full-time employment.

Which documents are required?

Management by the owner:

  • Certificate of competence (e.g. master craftsman's certificate, authorisation to practise, exemption permit, technical certificate)
  • Old Crafting Card

Management by an employee:

  • Certificate of competence (e.g. master craftsman's certificate, authorisation to practise, exemption permit, technical certificate)
  • Employment contract, which must show that the management is available to the company during normal working hours (working hours and salary in accordance with the collective agreement or industry custom). If the managing director is also a professional and technical operations manager and also holds at least 30% of the shares in the company, the manager's declaration is sufficient.
  • Certificate of registration for statutory social security (immediate notification)
  • Old Crafting Card
     

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Immediate notification of the appointment of a new manager.

Appeal

In Lower Saxony, legal action before the competent administrative court applies within the framework of the information on legal remedies, as there is no longer any provision for preliminary administrative proceedings.

Technically approved by

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

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)