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Take the dangerous goods officer exam

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In order to be appointed and work as a dangerous goods officer, you must have a training certificate. The training certificate is issued to you by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce after you have attended a training course and passed an examination.

As soon as a company is involved in the transportation of dangerous goods, a dangerous goods safety adviser must be appointed. The dangerous goods safety advisor's training certificate must correspond to the mode of transport on which the company transports dangerous goods.

There are training courses and examinations for

  • road transport,
  • rail transport,
  • inland waterway transport and
  • maritime transport

You can take the examination as an initial examination, supplementary examination and repeat examination. For the initial examination, you must provide evidence of at least 22.5 hours of training for the mode of transport tested. If you already have a certificate but would like to extend it to an additional mode of transport, you can take the supplementary examination. For this, you must provide proof of 7.5 hours of training for the additional mode of transport. If you have a training certificate that is about to expire, you can take a renewal test. You must present your training certificate for this.

Please note the following points for the exam:

  • The duration of the examination depends on the number of modes of transport tested. It is between 100 (one mode of transport) and 250 minutes (maximum of four modes of transport) for the basic examination and between 50 and a maximum of 125 minutes for the extension examination. The duration of the supplementary examination is between 50 (one mode of transport) and 150 minutes (maximum of three modes of transport).
  • The examination is conducted in writing. You can use the relevant regulatory texts for the respective modes of transport and a non-programmable calculator as aids. The use of other electronic aids is not permitted.

You can take the examination at any IHK in Germany, regardless of the training center and your place of residence.


Process flow

First, you complete a training course for the desired mode(s) of transport with a private provider.

  • After attending the training course, you register online or in writing for the examination at an IHK.
  • The IHK confirms your exam registration after checking your documents.
  • You take the examination on site at the IHK.
  • The examination is passed if you achieve at least 50% of the maximum number of points specified in the respective examination questionnaire.

Once you have successfully passed the examination, you will be issued with a certificate of training as a dangerous goods safety advisor and you will be able to work as a dangerous goods safety advisor.

Competent authority

You can find the Chamber of Industry and Commerce responsible for you here: IHK competence finder

Requirements

Basic examination

  • Completed training of at least 22.5 hours with a recognized training provider for the respective mode of transport

Renewal examination

  • Training certificate for the respective mode of transport that has not yet expired

Supplementary examination

  • Valid training certificate
  • Proof of supplementary training course for the mode of transport to be tested lasting at least 7.5 hours
Which documents are required?

For basic, supplementary and repeat examinations:

  • Copy of the course confirmation from the training provider, the original must be presented to the IHK on the day of the examination

For supplementary and renewal examinations:

  • a copy of the current training certificate for dangerous goods officers, the original must be presented to the IHK on the day of the examination
What are the fees?

The examination fee is based on the current fee schedule of the IHK where you are taking the examination.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The training certificate is valid for five years after passing the basic examination.

Processing duration

As a rule, you will receive notification of whether you have passed or failed the examination approximately 2 weeks after taking it.

Legal basis

§ 3 paragraph 1

§ 6 Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV)

Appeal
  • In some federal states: Appeal
  • Administrative court proceedings
  • For more details, please refer to the notification of
  • Passing / failing the examination
Applications / forms
  • Forms: Registration form for the examination for dangerous goods officers of the respective IHK
  • Online procedure possible: partially (during registration)
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: yes (at the examination)

The exam questions are selected from a pool of questions. The entire pool of questions can be found on the homepage of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce:

DIHK Questionnaire

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

Professionally released on

16.12.2020

Teaser

In order to be appointed and work as a dangerous goods officer, you must have a training certificate. The training certificate is issued to you by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce after you have attended a training course and passed an examination.

Process flow

First, you complete a training course for the desired mode(s) of transport with a private provider.

  • After attending the training course, you register online or in writing for the examination at an IHK.
  • The IHK confirms your exam registration after checking your documents.
  • You take the examination on site at the IHK.
  • The examination is passed if you achieve at least 50% of the maximum number of points specified in the respective examination questionnaire.

Once you have successfully passed the examination, you will be issued with a certificate of training as a dangerous goods safety advisor and you will be able to work as a dangerous goods safety advisor.

Competent authority

You can find the Chamber of Industry and Commerce responsible for you here: IHK competence finder

Requirements

Basic examination

  • Completed training of at least 22.5 hours with a recognized training provider for the respective mode of transport

Renewal examination

  • Training certificate for the respective mode of transport that has not yet expired

Supplementary examination

  • Valid training certificate
  • Proof of supplementary training course for the mode of transport to be tested lasting at least 7.5 hours

Which documents are required?

For basic, supplementary and repeat examinations:

  • Copy of the course confirmation from the training provider, the original must be presented to the IHK on the day of the examination

For supplementary and renewal examinations:

  • a copy of the current training certificate for dangerous goods officers, the original must be presented to the IHK on the day of the examination

What are the fees?

The examination fee is based on the current fee schedule of the IHK where you are taking the examination.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The training certificate is valid for five years after passing the basic examination.

Processing duration

As a rule, you will receive notification of whether you have passed or failed the examination approximately 2 weeks after taking it.

Legal basis

§ 3 paragraph 1

§ 6 Dangerous Goods Officer Ordinance (GbV)

Appeal

  • In some federal states: Appeal
  • Administrative court proceedings
  • For more details, please refer to the notification of
  • Passing / failing the examination

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Registration form for the examination for dangerous goods officers of the respective IHK
  • Online procedure possible: partially (during registration)
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: yes (at the examination)

The exam questions are selected from a pool of questions. The entire pool of questions can be found on the homepage of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce:

DIHK Questionnaire

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

Professionally released on

16.12.2020

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