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Markscheider/Markscheider Recognition

Anyone wishing to work as a Markscheider 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 Markscheiderinnen.
Anyone who is recognised as a Markscheiderin or Markscheider 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 carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact here


  • completed university studies with a focus on mine surveying or mining surveying with a master's degree or equivalent degree and
  • qualification for the second entry-level post in category 2 of the specialisation "Technical Services" and
  • The reliability and fitness for health required for the performance of the activity of a mine separator, or
  • an equivalent professional qualification according to the Lower Saxony Professional Qualifications Assessment Act (NBQFG) and
  • knowledge of the German language required for the exercise of professional activity
  • the reliability and health suitability required for the performance of the activity of a mine separator

Which documents are required?

  • Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of professional qualification
  • Proof of health suitability (medical certificate)
  • Declaration that a certificate of good conduct pursuant to § 30 of the Federal Central Register Act must be submitted to the registration authority for submission to the
    Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie Dienstsitz Clausthal-Zellerfeld An der Marktkirche 9 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld has been applied for
  • Declaration of the respective addresses of the existing or planned workspaces

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees results - according to Annex to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 15.3 - depending on the time required. However, there is a minimum of EUR 87.00 and a maximum of EUR 225.00.

Annex to § 1 paragraph 1 General Rules of Fees (AllGO)

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, upon receipt of complete documentation

§3 paragraph 2 Lower Saxony Markscheidergesetz (NMarkG)

Applications / forms

The application may be submitted informally to the competent body together with the necessary documents.

Technically approved by

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


List ID 575 (whitelist; Status: 12.07.2021)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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