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Take the further education examination in taxation

You can take examinations for the following degrees: Tax Specialist, Salary Assistant, Accounting and Controlling, Agriculture and Forestry as well as Digitization and IT Processes.

Process flow

Before you decide to take a further education examination, you should seek advice from the competent authority on the examination admission requirements and, if necessary, take advantage of preparatory training offers.

  • In order to be admitted, submit an application for admission to the examination with the competent authority.
  • After successful admission to the advanced training examination, you will receive a summons to the written examination. Written and oral events usually take place on different days.
  • You will receive the invitation to the oral examination after passing the written examination. The result of the written examination will be communicated to you in the summons.
  • At the test site, you must identify yourself as an authorized participant with proof of identity and the summons letter.
  • If you have taken part in the oral examination of the advanced training examination, you will usually receive an immediate notification as to whether you have passed the advanced training examination.  
  • After your overall result has been determined by the examination board, it will be transmitted to the responsible body. Your examination certificate will then be issued and sent to you.


  • The admission requirements differ according to the desired training qualification and are listed in the corresponding ordinance
  • As a rule, a professionally suitable vocational training is necessary
  • Depending on the degree sought, a certain amount of professional experience may be required

Which documents are required?

  • Completed application
  • Copy of the vocational qualification certificate
  • Confirmation of industry-typical activities with duration and weekly hours. by the employer
  • Official photo ID for identification during the examination

What are the fees?

Fee: 280,00 - 410,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Consultation Period: 3 Months
The registration deadline for the final examination is approximately three months before the first examination date. The exact registration deadline can be obtained from the responsible regional office.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 2 - 3 Months
The entire procedure of the advanced training examination after the registration deadline for admission, invitation, execution of all parts of the examination, determination of results and issuance/dispatch of the examination certificate takes approx. six months and depends on the desired advanced training examination and the examinations specified therein.


  • Regulations may vary depending on the federal state
  • Objection to the competent body
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the "Notice of non-admission" and the "Notification of failure to pass the advanced training examination"

What else should I know?

By successfully passing the final examination, you will achieve an educational qualification at levels 5-6 in the German Qualifications Framework.

Technically approved by

Chamber of Tax Consultants Lower Saxony


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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