COVID-19 update — IHK spe­cia­list know­ledge examination

COVID-19 update - IHK specialist knowledge examination

In April 2021, in the blog post “Are the­re curr­ent­ly any exami­na­ti­ons at the Cham­ber of Indus­try and Com­mer­ce becau­se of Coro­na?” about the cur­rent sta­te of affairs at that time regar­ding the imple­men­ta­ti­on of IHK pro­fes­sio­nal exami­na­ti­ons. For a while, exams were can­cel­led or post­po­ned. A strict hygie­ne regime applied.
After the back and forth of poli­tics regar­ding covid pro­tec­tion mea­su­res and dif­fe­rent rules, some of which were dif­fi­cult to com­pre­hend fac­tual­ly, a lar­ge part of the pre­vious requi­re­ments have now been repea­led in most fede­ral states.

If you have tes­ted posi­ti­ve for SARS-CoV‑2 and your exami­na­ti­on date is coming up, it is best to enqui­re at the respon­si­ble IHK about the curr­ent­ly pos­si­ble cour­se of action. It is con­ceiva­ble to with­draw from the exam and take it again at a later date or — depen­ding on the fede­ral sta­te — to take it under cer­tain pro­tec­ti­ve measures.

Note: All infor­ma­ti­on is wit­hout gua­ran­tee (as of 20.11.2022). Plea­se note the cur­rent requi­re­ments of the exami­ning IHK or the fede­ral state!

Are the­re curr­ent­ly any exami­na­ti­ons at the Cham­ber of Indus­try and Com­mer­ce becau­se of Corona?

Are there currently any examinations at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce because of Corona?

Whe­ther pan­de­mic-rela­ted 34a exams are curr­ent­ly being con­duc­ted is a hot question

As things stand, the Cham­bers of Indus­try and Com­mer­ce (IHK’s) are try­ing to stick to the exis­ting dates for exami­na­ti­ons. Yes! The exams usual­ly take place. Howe­ver, the­re can be devia­ti­ons, becau­se in prin­ci­ple each cham­ber can deci­de for its­elf whe­ther an exami­na­ti­on is car­ri­ed out, can­cel­led wit­hout repla­ce­ment or post­po­ned. In the case of the cur­rent coro­na cri­sis, this also depends on the regio­nal inci­dence value, the cur­rent legal requi­re­ments and poli­ti­cal decisions.

Pan­de­mic plans/hygiene con­cepts and spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons of the IHK

Most cham­bers have hygie­ne con­cepts that spe­ci­fy the con­di­ti­ons under which exami­na­ti­ons can be car­ri­ed out.
For many cham­bers, the fol­lo­wing rules app­ly (wit­hout guarantee):

Up-to-date infor­ma­ti­on!

Fur­ther appli­es: It is best to find out direct­ly from the exami­ning IHK what you have to obser­ve — whe­ther, for exam­p­le, a medi­cal cer­ti­fi­ca­te must be sub­mit­ted or whe­ther chan­ges have occur­red at short noti­ce. The web­site of the respec­ti­ve IHK (key­word News / Coro­na) quick­ly pro­vi­des sub­stan­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on here.

Pas­sing the expert exami­na­ti­on accor­ding to § 34a Gewo despi­te the Coro­na crisis

Passing the expert examination according to § 34a Gewo despite the Corona crisis

In the past months, the exami­na­ti­ons accor­ding to § 34a GewO (guar­ding) were can­cel­led due to the Coro­na cri­sis (COVID-19). Now the exami­na­ti­ons will take place again at the Cham­ber of Indus­try and Com­mer­ce (IHK). For all tho­se who regis­tered in time or who­se date was post­po­ned, the writ­ten exami­na­ti­on will take place tomor­row, 18 June 2020. Spe­cial regu­la­ti­ons curr­ent­ly app­ly in many places for taking the exam, e.g.:

You can find out exact­ly which regu­la­ti­ons app­ly on the let­ter from the IHK for the exami­na­ti­on or also on the web­site of the respec­ti­ve IHK.
To all tho­se taking the exam tomor­row, I wish you every success! 

PS: If your exam, which should have taken place in April, for exam­p­le, has been can­cel­led wit­hout repla­ce­ment, you must regis­ter for a new date!
Due to the cur­rent high demand, you should regis­ter ear­ly for the exam. As mini­mum distances have to be obser­ved, the alre­a­dy scar­ce places are even more limi­t­ed. You can find all exam dates at