Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Application for the issuance of a clearance certificate in accordance with the Explosives Ordinance

To take part in a course under the Explosives Act, you need a clearance certificate from the responsible authority.

Important notes


To receive a clearance certificate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a natural person.
  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You have to be reliable.
  • You must be physically fit.

Documents required

  • Copy of identity card or passport,
  • For applicants residing abroad: local certificate of good conduct

Please note



The application must be submitted in good time, no later than 3 months before the intended participation in a course. The clearance certificate is valid for one year.

Procedure & Fees


  • You fill out the application form completely and submit it, including the documents listed in the application, to the responsible authority. You can also submit the application electronically.
  • The authority checks your documents.
  • If the documents and information required for processing are incomplete, the processing department will ask you to submit the missing documents.
  • The authority will decide on your application.
  • The notification will be sent to you by email or post.
  • The fee notice will usually be sent to you later.

Processing time

Processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks.


About 40 euros

Legal notes

Legal remedies

Objection within one month of receipt of the decision

Legal basis

Service description

If you want to take part in a course that teaches the specialist knowledge of acquiring and handling explosive substances in accordance with the Explosives Act, you need a clearance certificate.

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Address and contact information


Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection
Billstraße 80 20539 Hamburg

Opening hours

Mon-Wed 10am-1pm, Thurs 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, Fri 10am-1pm, telephone advice only

Facility info

Public transport

S2 / S21 Rothenburgsort, buses 120/122/124/130/160/224/530 Rothenburgsort

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