Reasons for expertise
Why take the examination?
1. legal obligation
According to § 34a of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung), the successful completion of the expert knowledge examination is a legal prerequisite for certain activities within the security industry. Only with proof of appropriate expertise may you be employed in areas of the private security sector for which the sole instruction according to § 34a (without IHK examination) is not sufficient.
2. professional perspective
As a competent, IHK-certified security employee, you are allowed to carry out further activities as an employee in the security service. This gives you new career prospects and more job offers that could be suitable for you. In addition, once you have passed the expert examination, you will fulfil one of the necessary requirements to be allowed to set up your own security company in the security industry.
3. private further development
In addition to all the legal requirements, you will of course also acquire a great deal of new knowledge in the courses or during the self-study in preparation for the Chamber of Industry and Commerce examination. This knowledge forms the basis for a confident appearance at work with the corresponding competence to act, but will most likely also be of use to you in your private life. In addition, after a successful further qualification, you will generally also benefit from financially more lucrative as well as more varied jobs.