Civil engineers – License for natural persons

General information

Having passed the civil engineer's examination, successful candidates may be licensed to work as civil engineers on a self-employed basis. This licence is awarded by the Federal Minister for of Labour and Economy.


  • Successfully passed examination for civil engineers;
  • Legal capacity;
  • No bankruptcy;
  • Reliability.


No special deadlines need to be observed.

Competent authority


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

Required documents

Costs and fees

  • Request:
    • EUR 47.30;
    • attachment: EUR 3.90 per sheet.
  • Official decision:
    • EUR 83.60 federal fee;
    • EUR 98 federal administrative levy.

Please note

Fees or taxes become due once the procedure is settled. For this purpose a payment form will be mailed to the party concerned.

Legal bases

Section 10 of the Ziviltechnikergesetz (ZTG)

Link to form

Civil engineering professions – natural persons – licensingGerman text

Last update: 12 January 2024

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy