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Vocational training: Admission to the final examination and retraining examination

Examinations within a training course are defined as the intermediate examination, final examination(s) planned within the framework of the respective training regulations.

At the end of a recognised vocational training, e.g. in the craft, agricultural, commercial or industrial sectors, a trainee must prove his professional skills. For this purpose, written, oral and practical examinations are carried out, usually as final examinations.
In order to be admitted to the final examination, the trainee must either have completed the training period or the training period may end no later than two months after the examination date. In addition, one must have taken part in the prescribed intermediate examination and have kept the proof of training properly. As a rule, the vocational training relationship must be entered in the list of vocational training relationships.

Further admission regulations for trainees are laid down in the Vocational Training Act (BBiG) Section 43 and 45 respectively. Persons who have been trained in a recognised training occupation at a vocational training institution are also admitted thereafter. In the case of corresponding benefits, trainees may also be admitted to the final examination after consultation before the end of their training period. External test subjects and/or apprentices without previous vocational training but with sufficient periods of professional activity are admitted in accordance with special regulations.

If the final examination is not passed, it can be repeated twice. If the final examination consists of two parts separated from time, the first part of the final examination cannot be repeated on its own.
Examination committees shall be set up by the competent body for the acceptance of the final and retraining examinations.

Where the examiner submits an application for a retraining examination, he shall be exempted from taking individual parts of the examination if he fulfils the following conditions: he must have another comparable examination before a public or state-recognised examination. educational institution or before a state audit committee. In addition, the registration for the retraining examination must have taken place within five years of the date of the other examination being announced.

As a result of the examinations, a written certificate shall be issued to the subject.

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

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