Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Apply for recognition of an asbestos expertise course

If you want to offer a course for activities involving asbestos that require specialist knowledge, you must have the course recognized by the responsible authority.

Important notes


  • In terms of content and scope, the course concept meets the requirements of the Hazardous Substances Ordinance, in particular the specifications of the technical regulations TRGS 519 on the Hazardous Substances Ordinance (asbestos).
  • The content of the specialist knowledge course is factually correct and up-to-date.
  • The teachers themselves are experts.
  • The course is conducted as a face-to-face event.
  • The course is conducted in German.

Documents required

Teaching material or documents on the course concept of the course to be recognized including

  • Information on the qualifications of the teachers
  • Comprehensible description of the practical parts
These documents should also include examination documents and information about the examination process (for example, examination form with evaluation and marking of the correct answers).

Please note



There are no deadlines for submitting an application.

The validity of the recognition is usually limited to three years; Extensions are possible.

Procedure & Fees


You can have a specialist knowledge course recognized at:
apply to the responsible authority.

  • You submit the necessary documents to the responsible authority.
  • The responsible authority will check your documents and, if necessary, request further information or documents.
  • The competent authority grants or rejects recognition.

Processing time

Processing usually takes a few weeks. However, the actual time required depends primarily on the quality of the documents submitted and any additional requests for documents that may be necessary for the application to be examined.


Costs: variable from 100 to 1000 euros (according to the fee schedule, depending on the time required for processing)

Legal notes

Legal remedies

The recognition notice contains information on how you can lodge a legal objection.

Legal basis

§8 paragraph 8 GefStoffV in conjunction with

Annex I No. 2.4.2 paragraph 3 of the GefStoffV

Technical rules for hazardous substances: TRGS 519

Service description

If you want to offer a course for one or more activities involving asbestos that require specialist knowledge, you must have the course recognized by the responsible authority.
These can also be trade-specific courses.
Recognition can be limited in time by the responsible authority.

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Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection
Ministerial and Legal Affairs
Billstraße 80 20539 Hamburg


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