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Chambers and professional organisations

Comprehensive information, careful planning and expert advice are the basis for the establishment and maintenance of successful self-employment. Chambers and professional organisations are the stakeholders of the self-employed, freelancers and entrepreneurs, who offer a variety of services, beyond business establishment.

The following links give you access to the chambers and professional organisations responsible for the State of Rheinland-Pfalz:

(These links lead to ranges of information that are mostly available only in German)

Architektenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Architects)
Handwerkskammern in Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chambers of Crafts & Trade)
Industrie- und Handelskammern in Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chambers of Industry and Commerce)
Ingenieurkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Engineers)
Landesärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Physicians)
Landesapothekerkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Pharmacists)
Landespsychotherapeutenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Psychotherapists)
Landestierärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Veterinarians)
Landeszahnärztekammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Dentists)
Landwirtschaftskammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Agriculture)
Notarkammern in Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chambers of Notary)
Rechtsanwaltskammern in Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Bar Associations)
Steuerberaterkammer Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Chamber of Tax Consultants)
Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (Chamber of Auditors)
Links to selected professional associations:
Bund Deutscher Baumeister, Architekten und Ingenieure - Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz (Federation of German Master Builders, Architects and Engineers - Chapter Rheinland-Pfalz)
Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten - Landesgruppe Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland (Federation of German Landscape Architects - Chapter Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland)
Bundesverband der Agrargewerblichen Wirtschaft (Federal Association of Agricultural Trade and Industry)
Centralvereinigung Deutscher Wirtschaftsverbände für Handelsvermittlung und Vertrieb (Central Association of German Trade Associations for Commercial Agency and Distribution)
Deutscher Hotel- und Gaststättenverband - Landesverband Rheinland-Pfalz (German Association of Hotels and Restaurants - Chapter Rheinland-Pfalz)
Einzelhandelsverband Mittelrhein-Rheinhessen-Pfalz (Mittelrhein-Rheinhessen-Pfalz Retail Association)
Landesverband der Freien Berufe Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Association of Liberal Professions)
Speditions- und Logistikverband Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz (Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association)
Verband beratender Ingenieure (Association of Consulting Engineers)
Verband des Verkehrsgewerbes Rheinhessen-Pfalz (Rheinhessen-Pfalz Federation of Transport Industries)
Verband des Verkehrsgewerbes Rheinland (Rheinland Federation of Transport Industries)
Vereinigung der Prüfingenieure für Baustatik in Rheinland- Pfalz (Rheinland-Pfalz Association of Test Engineers for Structural Analysis)

Chambers are occupational bodies on a statutory basis.

They are usually organised under public law and perform tasks of professional self-administration.

Mostly, there is a statutory requirement to membership if you belong to the concerned professional category.

Professional associations

Professional associations are private corporations that aim to represent and promote the interests of a particular professional category. Professional associations are a form of groups with common interest.

Larger professional organisations may include regional or thematic sub-organisations (sections, working committees, working groups).

Membership is voluntary.