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Obtain proof of successful participation in the training for the security industry

The instruction takes place at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and includes at least 40 hours of lessons, in which you must be present without absences. Among other things, you will learn about your legal rights and obligations as a security guard as well as techniques for dealing with people in conflict situations.

The course is taught in German, so you must have at least B1 language skills.

Following the briefing, you will have to answer written and oral comprehension questions about the content in order to receive the certificate. With the certificate, you will also be entered in the register of guards.

In order to open a security company or to work in certain areas, such as refugee shelters, discotheques or other public places, you must take the more extensive security industry proficiency test.

If you have a qualification in a relevant training occupation, for example as a safety and security specialist, you do not have to provide additional proof of the information.

Process flow

The security training is carried out and certified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

  • First of all, you register with your Chamber of Industry and Commerce about the
  • The instruction is carried out by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, takes place orally and lasts about 40 hours.
  • After complete participation without absences, you will receive the certificate of participation in the briefing.
  • The certificate is also transferred to the Register of Guards.

After receiving the certificate, you are allowed to take on security tasks as an employee.

Competent authority

Please contact the Chamber of Industry and Commerce responsible for you.


  • German language skills at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Which documents are required?

  • Government-issued photo ID for identification during the briefing
  • You may need further documents, you can find out more details from your Chamber of Industry and Commerce

What are the fees?

You can find out the fees from the respective Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). They are based on the respective fee schedule of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Please note the possible registration deadline of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • The proof of information is valid indefinitely.

Processing duration

  • Duration of the briefing: approx. 40 hours
  • The certificate will be issued immediately or within a few days.

Applications / forms

- Forms: Registration form of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce

- Online procedure: only for registration

- Written form requirement: no

- Personal appearance required: yes, for information


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Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

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