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Register of craftsmen Registration by granting an exemption permit according to § 8 HwO

For the independent operation of a trade subject to authorisation of Appendix A to the Crafts Code (HwO) as a standing trade, a registration in the craft roll is required.


If the applicant or the farm manager has not passed a master craftsman's examination, but has the knowledge and skills of a master craftsman, then under certain circumstances an entry in the register of craftsmen can be achieved via an exemption permit according to § 8 of the Crafts Code (HwO). In addition, an exercise right according to § 7b HwO could be considered.

The competent authority may grant the derogation subject to conditions, conditions or for a limited period and limited to a substantial part.

For more information:

  • Craft roll: Grant - exemption according to § 9 Abs. 1 HwO
Annex A List of trades that can be operated as crafts subject to licensing (§ 1 para. 2)§ 8 Handwerksordnung (HwO)EU/EEA Crafts Regulation (EU-EEA HwV)§ 7b Handwerksordnung (HwO)

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

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