Everything you need to know about the health certificate: Legal process and procedure

The German health certificate (now: infection protection instructions according to §§42, 43 IfSG) is an essential requirement for everyone who is professionally involved in the preparation, treatment or sale of food. It confirms that there are no health concerns that prevent you from carrying out the activity. The process for obtaining a health certificate is regulated by law and must be followed carefully.

On our website we have simplified and digitized the process for obtaining your health certificate to give you quick and easy access .

Legal process for obtaining the health certificate

  1. Obligation to provide information and registration: Interested parties must first find out about the legal requirements. According to Sections 42 and 43 of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), instruction from the health department or a licensed doctor is required. Registering for such instruction is the first step in the process.

    2. Participation in the instruction: The instruction includes important information about hygienic practices, handling food and measures to prevent infectious diseases. This session must be attended in person and is intended to raise awareness of food responsibility.

    3. Receipt of the health certificate: After successful participation in the instruction, the health certificate will be issued. This document confirms that you have the necessary knowledge in the field of food hygiene and are medically suitable to work in the food sector.

Process on our website

To make the process as easy as possible for you, we have digitized the process:

1. Online Registration: Start by registering for instruction on our website. Fill out the registration form with your personal information and choose a date for the instruction that suits your schedule.

2. Preparatory materials: After registration, we will provide you with preparatory materials. This content is intended to help you prepare for the instruction and deepen your knowledge of the relevant hygiene regulations.

3. Implementation of the instruction: Depending on the offer, the instruction can take place online or in person. Our goal is to offer you a flexible and efficient solution that meets your needs.

4. Receipt of the health certificate: After the instruction has been completed, your health certificate will be made digitally accessible via our website. You can then download and print this document or forward it directly to your employer if necessary.


The process for obtaining a health certificate is an important legal step for anyone working in the food industry. On our website we have designed the process to be as simple and accessible as possible for you. From registration to preparation to receiving the health certificate, we support you every step of the way. Safety and hygiene when handling food is our highest concern and we are proud to provide you with quick access to the necessary qualifications and certificates.

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