Anyone who wants to work as a hoof shoesmith needs state recognition.
Examination certificates acquired outside Germany in the field of hoof and claw fittings can be treated in the same way in accordance with the Hufbeschlag-Anerkennungsverordnung (HufBeschl-AnerkennV). This ordinance also regulates the procedure of state recognition for persons with equivalent certificates.
Who should I contact?
Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES).
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.
Which documents are required?
Initially, no special documents are required. If an existing qualification is to be recognised, the documents proving that qualification must be attached. The competent authority shall provide information on further necessary documents in individual cases.
What are the fees?
The rates are based on the requirements of Section XI of the Scale of Fees for The Administration of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs (GOVV), as amended from time to time.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
Processing Time: 1 MonthAcknowledgement of receipt of the application
Processing Time: 3 MonthsDecision in the factual situation after completeness of the documents (extension of deadline possible)
What else should I know?
With the application for recognition, a certificate of good conduct must also be applied for.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection