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Chamber of Engineers - Registration in the list of consulting engineers

The professional title “Consulting Engineer” is protected by the German law governing the Chamber of Engineers (Ingenieurkammergesetz). Consulting engineers offer independent advice with personal accountability (e.g. in the development, planning, supervision, control and inspection) in the field of engineering.

If you would like to use this professional title, you have to be registered in the list of consulting engineers kept by the Chamber of Engineers in Baden-Württemberg. Together with the registration, you accept membership in the Chamber of Engineers.

Responsible authority

Chamber of Engineers in Baden-Württemberg

Prerequisite

In the list of consulting engineers kept by the Chamber of Engineers in Baden-Württemberg, persons can be registered who

  • have their place of residence or business in Baden-Württemberg,
  • have the authorisation to use the professional title "Engineer" on its own or in a combination of words,
  • can provide evidence of practical work as an engineer of at least three years and
  • exercises his/her profession independently with personal accountability.

Comparable requirements apply for engineers from other member states of the European Union and the states party to the contract. You will get more precise information from the Chamber of Engineers in Baden-Württemberg.

You cannot be entered in the list of consulting engineers if

  • you are forbidden from carrying out the professional tasks of an engineer under the provisions of the penal code or from acting as a self-employed engineer in accordance with the Trade Regulations Act or
  • if you have been convicted by a final judgment of a crime or offense and sentenced and you are therefore unsuitable for the professional tasks of a consulting engineer.

Procedure

You must apply for entry in the list of consulting engineers to the competent authority.

The registration committee decides on the admission to the chamber after receipt of the complete documents. Should the decision be positive, you will receive a certificate of the registration in the list of the consulting engineers and the chamber’s official stamp.

Required documents

  • certificate of the successful completion of a degree or an award, authorisation or confirmation of notification in accordance with the Baden-Württemberg engineers act (Ingenieurgesetz Baden-Württemberg)
  • for proof of good character:
    • If you are resident in Germany, you generally require:
      • Führungszeugnis (certificate of good conduct) which is not more than three months old
    • If you reside abroad, you require documents from your home country which prove that you are of good character to carry out the relevant service.
  • proof that you have worked successfully as an engineer for three years

Costs/Benefits

Registration in the list is free of charge.

Members are obliged to pay an annual subscription. The subscription consists of a basic subscription and a supplement, and is based both on the professional activity and also on whether the members are active in the associations. You will find out the exact membership rate from the responsible authority.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Wirtschaftsministerium released it on 05.07.2017. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.

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