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Certificate of competence for pest control certificate

The authority shall issue a certificate of competence attesting to the competence for the respective activity. For this purpose, proof must be provided that the personnel requirements for pest control are met.

Competent authority

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Anyone who has passed an examination or successfully completed training recognised by the competent authority is competent.

Pest control shall be carried out in such a way that humans and the environment are not endangered.

Which documents are required?

  • Certificates of competence: Anyone who regularly undergoes further training and
    • the test in accordance with the Ordinance on the Examination for the Recognised Degree "Certified Pest Controller" or
    • passed the examination as an assistant or master for pest control according to no longer applicable law in the old federal states or according to the law of the former GDR, or
    • has demonstrably acquired comparable expertise in a Member State of the European Communities.
    • Anyone who has successfully passed an examination or successfully completed training that has been recognised by the competent authority as equivalent to the above-mentioned examinations is also competent.

What are the fees?

As part of an apprenticeship, there are no costs for the certificate of competence. If the training takes place on a private level, the costs depend on the provider of the courses. These usually include the examination fees incurred.


Processing duration

The processing takes place promptly after receipt of the application for the issuance of a certificate.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Veterinärwesen und Verbraucherschutz

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

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