Handicraft Authorization to practice handicrafts subject to licensing according to § 7b HwO Issuance

Service Description

Anyone who has passed a journeyman's examination or a final examination in a recognized training occupation and has acquired relevant professional experience can become self-employed or exercise a company management function in many trades requiring authorization. The professional qualification must have been acquired in the craft that is to be practiced. In the case of certain crafts, it is sufficient if the professional qualification was acquired in a craft related to it, which can be found in the ordinance on related crafts.

In addition to a journeyman's or final examination, proof of relevant professional experience is also required, which must have been acquired after the training. At least six years of professional experience is required, of which at least four years must have been in a managerial position. A managerial position is assumed if the person in question has been given autonomous decision-making powers in a company or a significant part of a company, which must be proven by job references, job descriptions or in some other suitable way. The granting of an authorization to practice for journeymen or journeywomen with qualified professional experience is not considered for chimney sweeps and health trades (opticians, audiologists, orthopedic technicians, orthopedic shoemakers, dental technicians).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Handwerkskammer für Ostthüringen (HWK Gera) - Handwerksrolle

Handwerkstraße 5
07545 Gera
0365 8225-129
0365 8225-199
Opening times

07:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

07:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

07:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

07:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

07:30 am - 12:45 pm

Saturday + Sunday

Transport connection
Haupbahnhof / Theater
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Fees: unknown


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Application for a license to practice according to § 7b HandwO - (Chamber of Crafts East Thuringia)
Information sheet for an application for a license to practice in accordance with Section 7b of the Crafts Code (HandwO) for entry in the Register of Craftsmen
Leaflet Annex A and B to the Crafts Code