Payroll accountants – exemption from the examination

General information

Persons who have already passed certain contents of an examination comparable to the written part of the professional examination are exempted from taking the contents within the written part of the professional examination. The competent authority has to decide on the exemption by notice. Exemption from an examination must be requested from the competent authority.


Antrag auf Prüfungsbefreiung


No special deadlines need be observed.

Competent authority

The President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber ( WKO)German text (Der Präsident der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Please note

Complaints will be decided by the federal administrative court (Landesverwaltungsgericht) in question.


The request may be submitted personally or in writing in German to the competent authority.

Required documents

Supporting documents concerning the examination already passed and where the content of which is comparable to the professional examination.

Legal bases

Link to form

Payroll Accountants – Exemption from the ExaminationGerman text

Last update: 6 February 2023

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy