Commercial Accountants – Exemption from the Examination

Competent authority

The President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber ( WKO)German text

Complaints will be decided by the federal administrative court (Landesverwaltungsgericht) in question.


No special deadlines need be observed.

General information

Persons who have already passed certain contents of an examination comparable to the written part of the professional examination are exempted from taking the contents within the written part of the professional examination. The competent authority has to decide on the exemption by notice. Exemption from an examination must be requested from the competent authority.

Last update

12 January 2024

Legal basis

§ 13 Abs 1 Bilanzbuchhaltungsgesetz (BiBuG 2014)


The request may be submitted personally or in writing in German to the competent authority.

Required documents

Supporting documents concerning the examination already passed and where the content of which is comparable to the professional examination.


Request for exemption from an examination

Responsible for the content

Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
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