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Entry in the list of structural engineers

In the case of construction measures within the meaning of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO), the proof of stability is checked if the construction measure falls under the projects referred to in § 65 para. 3 sentence 1 NBauO. For the untested installation of the stability certificates, which do not need to be checked within the framework of § 65 sec. 2 sentence 1 no. 1, sec. 3 sentence 1 NBauO, it is necessary that the installer is entered in the list of structural engineers or is entered in a corresponding register in another country. The following structural facilities are included in the test exemption: residential buildings of building class 1-3, buildings up to 200 m² floor area; single-storey agricultural, forestry or commercial horticultural buildings with roof structures up to 6 m span, in the case of half-timbered roof trusses up to 20 m span.

If you have a place of residence or a professional establishment in Lower Saxony or exercise your profession in whole or in part, but not only temporarily or occasionally, in Lower Saxony and are entitled to use the professional title "engineer" on the basis of a degree in civil engineering or building construction, are a member of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers or are a member of another State Chamber of Engineers, and for at least three years in structural design , you can register in the list of structural engineers.

You may use the professional title "engineer" protected in accordance with § 1 NIngG if the requirements specified in § 6 NIngG are met.

Persons who have a qualification from an EU member state, another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a state treated as such by agreements or from other foreign countries, you need a permit from the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers in accordance with §§ 7 to 9 NIngG to use the professional title "engineer" or must be entitled to use the professional title under the law of another federal state.

If you are entitled to use the professional title "architect", you can register in the list of structural engineers if you have worked in structural design for at least three years.

Process flow

An application for entry in the list of structural engineers must be submitted in writing or online using the form provided. The supporting documents referred to in 'Required documents' shall be attached to the application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.

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.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Requirements

  • Entitlement to use the professional title "engineer" or "engineer" on the basis of studies in civil engineering or building construction or authorisation to use the professional title "architect" or "architect"
  • The authorization to use the professional title "engineer" or "engineer" may be carried out in separate procedures by the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony
  • Membership in a state chamber of engineers (not for architects)
  • three years of professional experience in structural design
  • the reliability required for the profession

Further details can be found in § 21 NIngG (see under Legal basis).

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of studies in building construction, civil engineering or proof of use of the professional title "architect"
  • Persons with a foreign engineering degree also:
    Permission to use the professional title "engineer"
  • Proof of at least three years of professional experience in structural design by submitting test reports and / or static calculations (primarily buildings)
  • Confirmation by the responsible supervisor / the responsible structural engineer that the stability certificates have been prepared by the applicant
  • Proof of membership in a state chamber of engineers or application (exception to the architect), if no membership exists, this must be applied for.
  • Reliability Statement

Please have all the necessary documents ready for the electronic application. Without the complete documents, you will not be able to complete the electronic application process and submit your application.

What are the fees?

  • 350 € one-time registration fee

The following payment methods are possible online:

  • Credit card
  • paydirekt
  • giropay
  • SEPA direct debit (without blacklist check)
  • PayPal

Emission: 350,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Provided that the required documents, including proof of entitlement to use the job title, are available in full, a maximum of three months.

If the eligibility to use the professional title must be checked, usually three to a maximum of four months after all necessary documents for the previous approval procedure have been submitted.

Legal basis

§ 21 NIngG

Applications / forms

Applications can be submitted at any time in writing or online to the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers.

  • Forms for download: Application List of structural engineers
  • Online Procedure
  • Link to the online application
  • Personal appearance may be required, e.B. if technical discussion becomes necessary

Forms

Appeal

Administrative court action.

What else should I know?

Further information

Technically approved by

Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.

Professionally released on

04.12.2020

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.