Request a certificate of authorization to examine

Service Description

If you are under 18 and want to start working (training or employment), you must first have a medical examination (initial examination). Employers are not allowed to employ young people without this examination. The examination determines whether you are physically and developmentally suitable for this occupation. This is to prevent you from suffering health damage as a result of the work.

The examination costs are paid by the state. You must apply for the initial examination in order to be reimbursed for the examination costs.

The following are required

  • a certificate of authorization for the examination. This serves as a settlement document and must be handed in to the examining physician.
  • a questionnaire. This must be completed in full and submitted to the examining doctor.

You do not need an examination if you start a marginal employment or if you work only for a short time (maximum 2 months). This applies, for example, to a vacation job or a student internship.

After the examination, you will receive a certificate. You must present this to your employer.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Please note: Due to the current situation, this request can only be made in writing. A personal visit is not possible.
We ask for your understanding.

According to the Youth Employment Protection Act, a medical certificate must be submitted to the employer before a young person (under 18 years of age) takes up employment (initial examination) and before the end of the first year of employment (follow-up examination).

For the medical examination required for this purpose (initial and follow-up examinations), the young person requires an examination authorization certificate.

The examination authorization certificate must be applied for before the examination and handed over to the doctor at the time of the examination.

The application for this examination authorization voucher for the initial or follow-up examination can be done by

  • a personal visit by the adolescent or a parent or guardian
  • informally in writing

In the event of a change of employer within the first year, the new employer must request the examination result from the previous employer.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Meldeaufgaben

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7844
0361 655-6502
Transport connection
52, 61, 155, 234/235


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