Obtain certificate of instruction in the guarding trade

Service Description

A permit for the guarding trade is only granted if you have participated in an IHK instruction on the regulations and duties necessary for the exercise of the trade. This comprises at least 40 hours of instruction, during which you must be present without absences. Among other things, you will be taught your legal rights and duties as a security guard as well as techniques for dealing with people in conflict situations. Your knowledge will be tested through oral and written questions. With the certificate, you will also be entered in the guard register.

This instruction requirement applies to guarding contractors as well as security guards. If you want to open a security company or work in certain areas, such as refugee accommodations, as a store detective, in discotheques or for patrols in other public places, the instruction is not sufficient.For this, you must take the more extensive examination for the guarding trade.

If you have a degree in a relevant training occupation, for example as a specialist for protection and security, you do not have to provide proof of the training.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Erfurt

Arnstädter Str. 34
99096 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 01 55
99104 Erfurt
0361 3484-0
0361 3485-950
Opening times

Mon. 08:00 - 17:00

Tue. 08:00 - 17:00

Wed. 08:00 - 17:00

Thu. 08:00 - 17:00

Fri. 08:00 - 14:30

Transport connection
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Parkhaus "Am Stadion"
Fees: yes

Building access