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Craft card - certificate of registration in the craft register

The competent Chamber of Crafts issues a certificate of registration in the Register of Crafts (craft card).

The following are entered in the craftsman's card:

  • Name and address of the holder
  • Headquarters
  • The trade to be practised
  • Where there is more than one craft subject to authorisation: These crafts and the date of registration
  • Where appropriate, the name of the manager of the establishment or the general partner responsible for technical management

With the craftsman's card, the holder can identify himself as a registered craftsman's business.

Prerequisites

  • Master craftsman examination
    Anyone who can prove that they have passed a master craftsman's examination in the craft to be practised or in a technically related craft is entered in the Register of Craftsmen.
    or
  • Study focus on crafts
    Graduates of universities and technical colleges, if the focus of their studies can be assigned to the craft trades, are entered in the register of craftsmen.
    or
  • Exercise authorization/ Exception permit
    Anyone who has an exercise authorization/exception permit in accordance with §§ 7a, 7b, 8 and 9 HwO is entered in the register of craftsmen.

Documents required

Fees

  • EUR 15,00 to EUR 280,00

Responsible authorities

The craftsman's card can be obtained from the Berlin Chamber of Crafts (Handwerkskammer Berlin).

Please note:
If the entry in the register of craftsmen is deleted, the craft card must be returned to the Chamber of Crafts.

Handwerkskammer Berlin