Apply for a certificate of competence for the application of plant protection products and advice in plant protection

Service Description

You may only

  • apply plant protection products professionally,
  • advise on plant protection as defined in Article 3(3) of Directive 2009/128/EC, or
  • instruct or supervise persons who apply plant protection products in the context of a training relationship or an auxiliary activity

if you have a certificate of competence in plant protection issued by the competent authority.

If you professionally apply plant protection products or advise on plant protection, apply for the certificate of competence for the application of plant protection products including advice using the nationwide online database.

Please note that the dispensing of plant protection products is not included in this certificate of expertise.

You can upload the required documents (certificates, attestations, declaration of cost absorption) online in the application procedure. The application is processed by the competent office of the federal state in which the applicant's primary residence is registered.

If all requirements are fulfilled, you will receive a notification with the recognition of the expertise. Once payment has been received, the certificate of competence cards are produced once a month throughout Germany. The card will be sent to you by mail from the printing service provider.

Supplement for Thuringia:

The application for recognition of expertise and issuanceof the identification card should be made promptly after passing the examination.

nationwide online database