How to get a certificate of good conduct

You need a certificate of good conduct (Führungszeugnis) to work in some of our jobs. Find out how you can apply for it. If you already have one no older than 3 months, you can immediately upload it to your app.

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Why do you need a certificate of good conduct?

At Zenjob, you need a certificate of good conduct for various short-term temporary jobs and working student jobs in the social or security sector.

For example, if you work in a refugee accommodation or carry out online identity checks.

For our working student jobs, it usually suffices if you can prove at the beginning of your employment that you have already applied for the certificate.

How to apply for a certificate of good conduct online

If you have a German National Identity Card with an electronic identification function or an electronic residence title, you can apply for the certificate online for €13.

Apply online

How it works

  • Step 1:

    First, you need to scan your personal data with the AusweisApp or a card reader. Make sure that the electronic identification function of your ID card is activated.

  • Step 2:

    Next, you can enter any other nationalities and whether you would like to apply for an enhanced certificate of good conduct.

  • Step 3:

    Then you choose whether to pay by credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or giropay. The certificate will be sent to you within 1-2 weeks.

How to apply for a certificate of good conduct in person

You can apply for the certificate of good conduct in person or in writing at any registration authority (Meldebehörde) with which you are registered. The fee is €13. You will receive it within approximately 2 weeks.

If you’re exempt from the obligation to register or don’t have a fixed place of residence, you must apply at the registration office in whose district you habitually reside.

How to apply in writing

  • Step 1:

    Contact your local registration authority to find out how they handle the payment of the fee and the certification of your signature. There may be differences between the registration authorities.

  • Step 2:

    Include your personal data (date of birth, maiden name, different surname if applicable, first name(s), place of birth, nationality, address) in an informal letter and sign it.

  • Step 3:

    Your signature must be officially certified. Confirm with the registration authority whether a copy of your ID document suffices. Remember to include a statement that you have paid the fee.

How to apply for a European or enhanced certificate of good conduct

How to upload your certificate of good conduct

If you have a certificate of good conduct no older than 3 months, you can upload it directly in your app under Profile > Trainings & Equipment. Or if you are using your mobile, just click here:

Upload in the app

Remember to always bring it with you to your shift.

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