Take the dangerous goods safety adviser exam

Service Description

As soon as a company is involved in the transport of dangerous goods, a dangerous goods officer must be appointed. The dangerous goods officer's training certificate must correspond to the mode of transport on which the company transports dangerous goods.

There are training courses and examinations for

  • Road transport,
  • rail transport,
  • inland waterway transport and
  • maritime transport

You can take the exam as an initial exam, supplemental exam, and retest. For the initial exam, you must provide proof of at least 22.5 hours of training for the mode of transportation being tested. If you already have a certificate but want to extend it to an additional mode of transport, you take the so-called supplementary examination. For this you have to prove a training of 7.5 hours for the additional mode of transport. This exam can be repeated once (without a new training course). Only then does the IHK issue the training certificate for a period of 5 years. The examination can be taken for one or simultaneously for a maximum of three modes of transport.

Please note the following points for the examination:

  • The duration of the examination depends on the number of modes of transport examined. It is between 100 (one mode of transport) and 250 minutes (maximum four modes of transport) for the basic examination and between 50 and a maximum of 125 minutes for the supplementary examination. The duration of the supplementary examination is between 50 (one mode of transport) and 150 minutes (maximum three modes of transport).
  • The examination is conducted in writing. You may use the relevant regulatory texts for the respective modes of transport as well as a non-programmable calculator as aids. The use of other electronic aids is not permitted.

If you have a training certificate that is about to expire, you can take a renewal exam. To do so, you must present your training certificate. If you pass the renewal exam within 12 months before the expiration date of the training certificate, the training certificate will be extended for another 5 years from the expiration date. There are no restrictions on retaking the renewal exam within the validity period of the training certificate.

You can take the examination at any IHK in Germany, regardless of the training center and your place of residence.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Industrie- und Handelskammer Ostthüringen (IHK Gera)

Gaswerkstraße 23
07546 Gera
Remark: Head office

Postal address
Post office box 3062
07490 Gera
+49 365 8553-0
Opening times

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Transport connection
Linie 3
Parking spaces
Handicapped Parking Place
Number: 2
Fees: no

Parking Place
ausreichend vorhanden
Fees: no

Building access