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Distance learning Courses Admission of substantial changes

If there are significant changes in a distance learning course which is not exclusively for leisure and entertainment, they must be approved by the competent authority.

Significant changes occur if the contents, duration or objectives of the course have changed beyond the usual course maintenance, e.B. due to changes in the relevant legal norms.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the State Centre for Distance Learning (ZFU).

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.

National Centre for Distance Learning (ZFU)

Find your point of single contact here.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with the General Administration Fee Regulations (AVerwGebO NRW).

General Administration Fee Schedule (AVerwGebO NRW)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Constructive Approval: 3 Months
after receipt of the complete documents

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
§ 12a Distance Learning Protection Act (FernUSG)

Applications / forms

The responsible body makes applications and forms available for download on its website.

Forms for organisers of distance learning on the pages of the National Centre for Distance Learning

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture

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.