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Security guard business - register security guards

If you wish to employ security guards in your security business or commission persons to manage the business or a branch office, you must register them only online via the Security Guard Register of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrollen or BAFA) before commencing employment.

If security guards or persons with management duties leave the security company or if the data or duties of these persons change, this must also be reported online via the Security Guard Register.

The obligation to report guards and persons entrusted with the management of the company or branch also applies to security companies that hire out these persons or assign them by way of temporary employment.

Procedure

  1. You must register your security business with the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) in the Security Guard Register.
  2. After successful registration, you can log in with your user data.
  3. The competent residence authority then checks the reliability and qualifications of the registered persons. You may only employ these persons with guarding tasks or management activities after official confirmation of their reliability.

Online processing

Service provided online

Prerequisites

  • Reliability of the security guard, the manager of the business, the head of the branch office
    Only persons who are reliable may be employed for security guard duties.
  • Expert knowledge
    Proof of instruction from an Chamber of Industry and Commerce for conventional guarding activities, proof of expert knowledge examination from an Chamber of Industry and Commerce for special guarding activities or a comparable recognised professional qualification, persons who are commissioned as company managers or with the management of branch offices require a proof of expert knowledge.

Documents required

Fees

EUR 50.00 to EUR 350.00 per registered security guard (framework fee)

Average time to process request

4 weeks, provided that no further examination is required

Responsible authorities

Security guards and persons who are entrusted with the management of operations or branch offices must be registered only online via the Security Guard Register of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrollen or BAFA).

  • public order office
The competent authority of residence then checks the reliability and qualifications of the registered persons. If the person is resident in Berlin, this is the public order office in whose district the person is resident.

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