Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Clearance certificate for the powder course

If you want a permit according to § 27 SprengG, you need the appropriate specialist knowledge. This is usually taught in a state-approved course. A clearance certificate is required to be admitted to this course.

Important notes


In order to receive a clearance certificate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be personally suitable. You are personally suitable if you do not have any restrictions, for example in your mental or physical health or are dependent on drugs or alcohol.
  • You must have reached the age of 21 (exceptions possible)

Documents required

ID card or passport

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 relevant application form in full or submit the application online and send it to the Office for Occupational Safety and Health, including the documents listed in the application.
  • If the documents or information required for processing are incomplete, you will be contacted by the administrative department
  • The decision will be sent to you by e-mail or by post.
  • The notice of fees will usually be sent to you later.

Processing time

Approx. 6-8 weeks


About 40 euros

Legal notes

Legal remedies

Objection to the refusal of the clearance certificate

Legal basis

Service description

  • If you would like to handle explosive substances (e.g. black powder, nitrocellulose powder) and/or purchase them, you need a permit according to Section 27 of the Explosives Act (SprengG). In order to obtain such a permit, you must first attend a course in which the specialist knowledge of the non-commercial handling and transport of explosive substances is conveyed. In order to take part in this course, you need the clearance certificate according to § 34 of the 1st Explosives Ordinance (1. SprengV).
  • The clearance certificate is issued if the explosives legal reliability and personal suitability for participation in courses according to the SprengG are available.

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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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