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Apply for a certificate of competency to perform fumigation

If you need a certificate of competency to carry out fumigation, you can apply for it from the competent authority.

After you have submitted your application, the competent authority will examine it and then get back to you. If your application is successfully reviewed, the certificate of competency will be sent to you by post.

Process flow

  • You must apply for a certificate of competency in writing from the competent authority.
  • You submit the required documents to the competent authority
  • The competent authority will check your documents and give you feedback.


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Required admissibility
  • Language skills for the safe performance of the activity
  • Ability
  • physical and mental aptitude
  • suitable vocational training or comparable professional qualification

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of suitable vocational training or comparable professional qualification
  • Certificate from a doctor according to § 7 paragraph 1 of the Ordinance on Occupational Health Care (not older than 1 year)
  • Proof of specific expertise related to the activity (through successful participation in a competence course recognised by the competent authority; Certificate of competence for fumigation)
  • Official certificate of good conduct according to document type O

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The permit must be applied for before fumigation is carried out for the first time.


  • Contradiction
  • Remedies of the respective country

Technically approved by

Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Action

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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