Anyone who wants to work as a horseshoe apprentice needs state recognition.
Examination certificates acquired outside Germany in the field of hoof and claw shoeing can be treated as equivalent in accordance with the Hufbeschlag-Anerkennungsverordnung (HufBeschl-AnerkennV). This Regulation also regulates the State recognition procedure for persons with equivalent certificates.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES).
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 in the Service Provider Portal Lower Saxony
Which documents are required?
Initially, no special documents are required. If an existing qualification is to be recognised, the documents proving this qualification must be attached. The competent authority shall provide information on further necessary documents in individual cases.
What are the fees?
The fee rates are based on the requirements of Section XI of the Rules relating to Fees for Administration in the Field of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs (GOVV), as amended.
Scale of fees for the administration in the field of consumer protection and veterinary affairs (GOVV)
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
Processing Time: 1 MonthAcknowledgement of receipt of the application
Processing Time: 3 MonthsDecision in the facts after completeness of the documents (deadline extension possible)
What else should I know?
With the application for recognition, a certificate of good conduct must also be applied for.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
List ID 799 (Whitelist 4.7; Status: 01.07.2015)
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.