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Chartered Surveyors according to § 36 Trade Regulation Code - public appointment

The public appointment of Chartered Surveyors pursuant to § 36 of the Trade Regulation Code (GewO) is intended to provide courts of law, authorities and the general public with particularly reliable, trustworthy individuals who posses particular expertise and experience in a specific field.
Public appointment takes place solely in the public interest and not for the sake of the applicant's personal goals or ideas.
It is, in particular, not to be considered licensing for a profession but the recognition of special qualifications.

As part of the appointment procedure, the applicant must provide the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce with sufficient proof of their particular expertise in the respective professional area.

Online processing

Service provided online

Prerequisites

  • public need
    There must be a public need for appointing Chartered Surveyors for the respective area of expertise. It is verified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, whether such a need exists.
  • Particular expertise
    As part of the appointment procedure, the applicant must provide the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce with sufficient proof of their particular expertise in the respective professional area. Above average knowledge, skills and practical experience in the relevant professional area are required, according to consistent jurisdiction of the supreme court.
  • personal suitability
    It must be ensured that the applicant is personally suitable for such an appointment. This requires that an applicant does not only possess the personal qualities required to be able to perform their activities as a surveyor in an objective and impartial manner, but also that this requirement is fulfilled with regard to their entire personal and professional environment, from a public perspective.

Documents required

  • Form for public appointment as a Chartered Surveyor (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
    The application form is usually handed to the applicant after a personal meeting, provided that the professional prerequisites for an appointment (see also § 3 of the Chartered Surveyors Regulation) are met with regard to education and professional practise and that a suitable number of surveys prepared to date can be presented.
  • Tabular curriculum vitae and a photograph
    Tabular curriculum vitae (typewritten) including the usual personal details and a photograph
  • Detailed description of professional development
    A detailed account of their professional development, including a detailed description of professional activities and surveying activities performed to date; this account is intended to substantiate the existence of particular expertise from the applicant’s perspective.
  • List of all surveys created over the past three years
    A list of all expert surveys prepared over the three years preceding the application (work samples)
  • list of references
    Specification of several individuals (at least five) who are able to provide information about personal suitability and / or particular expertise that needs to be verified
  • Certificates / evidence
    Certified transcripts or photocopies of all relevant certificates, diplomas or other documents (e.g. regarding professional titles), proofs of employment, etc.
  • Certificate of good conduct for presentation to an authority
    According to § 30 section 5 of the Federal Central Criminal Register Code, a certificate of good conduct for presentation to an authority is required to verify personal reliability. For individuals who are resident / registered in Berlin, the official certificate of good conduct can be applied for with any citizens’ office in Berlin. This can be done in person, during regular opening hours and without arranging an appointment.
    The Federal Ministry of Justice also provides an online application process.
  • Attendance records for training events attended over the past three years
    Attendance records for the participation in training events in the applied for area of expertise, of the past three years
  • Attendance records for seminars
    Attendance records for at least three seminars about the required knowledge for creating surveys, about conduct in court, dealing with private clients and about liability and insurance issues (no expert seminars).
  • Tax-related information (Bescheinigung in Steuersachen)
    Tax clearance certificate by the relevant local tax authority

Forms

  • Form for public appointment as a Chartered Surveyor (Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

Fees

Between EUR 1,000 and 3,000 (see schedule of fees by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, legal and tax)

Responsible authorities

According to § 36 of the Trade Regulation Code, the public appointment of Chartered Surveyors can take place online via the Single Point of Contact Berlin Portal or with the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

You can also access this service online via the Business Portal of the Single Point of Contact.
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