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Vocational education and training: Master's examination

The master craftsman's examination determines whether the apprentice is capable of practising and conducting a craft independently and properly training apprentices. The master's examination is also proof of the necessary theoretical and technical, business, commercial, legal and professional educational knowledge.

The master examination is taken by a state examination authority (master examination committee) established at the seat of the competent body. The passed master examination entitles you to a master's degree and is certified with the master's certificate.

The examination is divided into four separate parts of the examination:

  • Part I: practical examination,
  • Part II: theoretical examination,
  • Part III: Business, commercial and legal examination,
  • Part IV: Vocational and work pedagogical examination.

The order in which the partial examinations are taken can be determined by the subject. There is no time limit from the first to the fourth part of the examination. Failed partial examinations can be repeated three times.

Admission to the Master's Examination must be applied for before the examination application is filed. The prerequisite for admission to the master's examination is usually a successfully passed journeyman examination in the craft in which the master examination is to be taken. The exact admission guidelines are laid down in the Crafts Code (HwO). In many craft occupations, in addition to a work sample, a master examination project must also be carried out in the practical examination.

Admission shall be granted by the Chairman of the Master Examination Committee. If the chairman does not consider the admission requirements to be met, the entire Master Examination Committee shall decide.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Crafts.

The Master Examination Committee is responsible for the acceptance of each part of the Master Examination, in whose local area of responsibility the examiner

  • has his first place of residence or
  • is in an employment relationship, or
  • a measure to prepare for the master's examination, or
  • a craft or other trade independently.

Which documents are required?

The application for authorisation shall be enclosed by:

  • the evidence establishing the competence of the Master Examination Committee,
  • the certificate of journeyman examination, a corresponding final examination or a certificate equivalent to those certificates
  • in the case of Section 49(2) of the Crafts Code (HwO) of the
    • Proof of compulsory professional activity
    • Proof of attendance at a technical school
  • in the case of Section 49 (3) HwO
    • Proof of other practical activity
  • other certificates (e.g. trainer's certificate).

When registering for each part of the master's examination, the subject shall provide proof of the competence of the competent authority and the decision on admission.

What are the fees?

There are fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

In the interest of the examiner, the application for admission to the master's examination must be submitted in good time before the start of the course, so that there is already clarity about admission and participation in the master's examination at the beginning of the course.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Handwerkskammer Osnabrück-Emsland

Address: Bramscher Straße 134–136 , 49088 Osnabrück

Telephone: 0541 6929-0
Fax: 0541 6929-104
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

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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