Where does the examination take place?
The expert knowledge examination according to § 34a GewO (guarding) is taken by many, but not all, Chambers of Commerce and Industry offered. You will find the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in all larger cities or conurbations in Germany. You can usually find out in advance where exactly the examination is offered at the respective IHK on the Chambers’ websites. In the letter confirming your registration for the examination, the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce will tell you exactly when and where you have to be present. In most cases, the written and oral examinations take place on the chambers’ own premises or at the associated IHK academies. For binding, detailed information, it is best to contact the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce directly.
Which IHK offers the expert examination?
According to our research, the following Chambers of Industry and Commerce currently offer the examinations according to §34a of the Trade Regulation Act:
- IHK Stuttgart Region | www.stuttgart.ihk24.de
- IHK Bodensee — Oberschwaben, Weingarten | www.weingarten.ihk.de
- IHK Heilbronn-Franken, Heilbronn | www.heilbronn.ihk.de
- IHK Hochrhein-Bodensee, Constance (Schopfheim) | www.konstanz.ihk.de
- IHK Südlicher Oberrhein, Freiburg i.Br. | www.suedlicher-oberrhein.ihk.de
- IHK Karlsruhe | www.karlsruhe.ihk.de
- Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mannheim | www.rhein-neckar.ihk24.de
- IHK Nordschwarzwald, Pforzheim (Niefern) | www.nordschwarzwald.ihk24.de
- IHK Berlin | www.ihk-berlin.de
- Hamburg Chamber of Commerce | www.hk24.de
- Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- Rostock Chamber of Industry and Commerce | www.rostock.ihk24.de
- Lower Saxony
- North Rhine-Westphalia
- IHK Aachen | www.aachen.ihk.de
- IHK Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld | www.ostwestfalen.ihk.de
- IHK Nord Westfalen, Münster / Gelsenkirchen | www.ihk-nordwestfalen.de
- Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce | www.dortmund.ihk24.de
- South Westphalian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Hagen | www.sihk.de
- IHK for Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Oberhausen | www.essen.ihk24.de
- Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce | www.duesseldorf.ihk.de
- Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce | www.ihk-koeln.de
- IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg | www.ihk-bonn.de
- HK Saarland, Saarbrücken | www.saarland.ihk.de
- Lübeck Chamber of Industry and Commerce | www.ihk-schleswig-holstein.de
When are the examination dates? You will find an overview of the next regular dates for the examination of expertise § 34a GewO for (prospective) security staff in the next chapter!