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Apply for permission to use the professional title "State-certified food chemist" or "State-certified food chemist"


The use of the professional title "State-certified food chemist" or "State-certified food chemist" is regulated in Germany by the individual federal states. This means that taking up or practicing this profession is subject to the possession of certain qualifications by legal regulations of the respective federal state.

You can only work with the professional title "State-certified food chemist" or "State-certified food chemist" in official food control if you have permission to use the professional title and thus your qualification meets the legal requirements. In order to obtain permission to use the professional title, you must submit an application to the competent authority.

If the examination of your university qualification is positive and you meet other requirements, you will receive permission and may use the professional title "State-certified food chemist".

Process flow

You must submit the application for permission to use the professional title in writing to the competent authority and sign it by hand. The application must state that you want to pursue the professional activity in Lower Saxony. The required evidence must be attached to the application.

If the examination of your university qualification is positive and you meet other requirements, you will receive permission to use the professional title.

Requirements

A permit to use the professional title "State-certified food chemist" or "State-certified food chemist" is granted upon application to anyone who:

•has completed a degree in food chemistry with a standard period of study of nine semesters at a German university and then completed a practical training course of one year and has passed the overall examination for state-certified food chemists, or

•Has an equivalent professional qualification in accordance with the Lower Saxony Professional Qualification Assessment Act.

Which documents are required?

You must submit a written application. You must attach proof of identification (identity card or passport) as well as proof of completion of training. All documents must be submitted as a certified copy, if applicable.

What are the fees?

Fee: 78,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
The fees are based on the Fees Ordinance for Administration in the Field of Consumer Protection and Veterinary Affairs (GOVV).

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

The competent authority shall decide on the application for permission to use the professional title within one month of receipt of the complete application documents.

Appeal

An appeal against the decision of the competent authority may be lodged with the competent administrative court in writing or for the record within one month of notification. The action may also be brought with a qualified electronic signature by means of a delivery via the Court's Electronic Judicial and Administrative Mailbox (EGVP).

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Professionally released on

17.11.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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