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List of voluntary members Registration


If you have a residence or a professional establishment in Lower Saxony or practice your profession wholly or partially, but not only temporarily or occasionally, in Lower Saxony and are entitled to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur", you can register in the list of voluntary members and become a member of the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.

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 equivalent by agreement or other foreign countries need a permit from the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony in accordance with §§ 7 to 9 NIngG in order to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or must be entitled to use the professional title under the law of another federal state.

Process flow

An application for inclusion in the list of voluntary members must be submitted in writing or online using the form provided. The supporting documents referred to under "Required documents" must be attached to the application.

Requirements

Registration is possible under the following conditions (overview):

  • Residence, professional establishment or professional practice (wholly or partially, but not only temporarily or occasionally) in Lower Saxony

Entitlement to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" according to § 6 NIngG
The entitlement to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" may be. carried out in separate proceedings by the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony

  • the reliability required for the profession
 
 

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of university degree,
  • Persons with a foreign university degree also:
    Authorisation to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" according to §§ 7 to 9 NIngG
  • Explanation/proof of reliability?
  • Certificate non-prohibition, no criminal record
    or
  • Proof of entitlement to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" under the law of another federal state

What are the fees?

  • 83 € one-time registration fee

The following payment methods are possible online:

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

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 professional title, are complete.

If the entitlement to use the professional title must be checked, usually three to a maximum of four months after receipt of all required documents

Legal basis

§ 25 NIngG

Membership, list of voluntary members

(1) Chamber members of the Chamber of Engineers are the compulsory members and the voluntary members.

(3) 1 The persons entered in the list of voluntary members shall be members of the Chamber of Engineers as voluntary members. 2 Any person entitled to use the professional title of "engineer" in accordance with § 6 shall be entered in the list of voluntary members upon request. 3 Entry on the list of voluntary members must be refused if there are facts showing that the applicant does not have the good repute required for the profession. 4 Sections 5 and 9 (1), (2) and (4) and Section 10 (3) apply mutatis mutandis to the registration procedure.

Applications / forms

Applications can be submitted to Ingenieurlkmmer Niedersachsen at any time in writing or online.
 

  • Forms for download ( Membership applications )

     
  • Online procedure:
    Link to the online application
  • Personal appearance not required
 

Appeal

Administrative court action.

What else should I know?

Voluntary members can become members of the pension fund of the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony, unless the applicant has already reached the age of 45.

Technically approved by

Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony

Professionally released on

02.09.2020

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)