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Qualification: Fachkaufmann (Geprüfter) für Büro- und Projektorganisation/Fachkauffrau (Geprüfte) für Büro- und Projektorganisation

Fachkaufmann (Geprüfter) für Büro- und Projektorganisation/Fachkauffrau (Geprüfte) für Büro- und Projektorganisation

Qualification Information

Type of qualification

This qualification is a nationwide standardised advanced vocational training. In the occupational context, vocational education and training in Germany has a multi-level system of advanced vocational training qualifications which are regulated in a nationally standardised manner. Within the scope of regulated advanced training, three levels of advanced training are differentiated. They differ with regard to competence requirements and the associated differing areas of possible company deployment. They require completion of a vocational qualification (in a recognised training occupation and/or recognised advance vocational training) or evidence of a comparable qualification. This then serves as the basis of the qualifications. Those completing the qualifications are equipped for the autonomous and responsible assumption of demanding tasks in companies.

Certified specialist commercial clerks work in all areas of trade and industry, in industrial and commercial companies, in large craft trade companies and in the services sector. At the middle and senior management level they may have foreign language skills and may work autonomously as responsible parties for the planning, initiation and settlement of business transactions. They also take on tasks in the fields of human resources and customer service.

Those completing the qualification are in possession of competences for the processing of comprehensive professional tasks and problems and of competences for autonomous management of processes within sub-areas of their field of occupational activity. They are qualified to take on specific, organisational and management tasks in companies and have the necessary communicative competences for this purpose. They have the ability to understand the service and value added process and act autonomously in arriving at a targeted solution for human resources and business administration tasks and problems whilst according consideration to comprehensive management measures. 

The structure of requirements is characterised by complexity and frequent changes.

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Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Access requirements: 

The entry requirements for the advanced training examination are usually successful completion of the final examination in a recognised training occupation within the relevant specialism and appropriate professional practice.

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Although participation in preparatory courses is not mandatory for admission to the advanced training examination, it is usually the case that such courses are undertaken. Full-time preparatory courses for the advanced training examination are of approximately one year’s duration, courses taken on a part-time basis last for around 2 years. Distance learning with supplementary seminars takes around 18 months depending on the prior knowledge of participants.