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 Digital and Economic Affairs.


  • 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)

Expert Information

There is no expert information available.

Link to form

Civil engineering professions – natural persons – licensingGerman text

Last update: 18 July 2022

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