Notarial Training

To become a licensed notary in the Canton of Bern, you have to pass a national exam.

Admitted to the exam are people who

  • hold a law degree (Lizentiat or Master's degree) from a Swiss University or an equivalent degree from a country with which Switzerland agreed on mutual recognition and which holds a reciprocal right for the admission to the notary's exam,
  • completed their practical training in the Canton of Bern,
  • passed the pre-exam in "Finanzielles Rechnungswesen I - Grundlagen" (KSL-Nr. 3666) at the University of Bern
  • have a certificate that confirms their legal capacity.

In order to take notarial training courses you have to be enrolled at the University of Bern: Admissions Office.

The lecture "Finanzielles Rechnungswesen I - Grundlagen" is offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (WISO)

Please note the regulations regarding the notary's exam. (website in German and French)

The Department of the Interior and Justice of the Canton of Bern (website in German and French) deals with questions rearding the notary's exam (admission, organization, etc.). 

You can contact the secretariat of the Notary Examination Commission:
Direktion für Inneres und Justiz des Kantons Bern
Kantonales Grundbuchamt
Poststrasse 25
3071 Ostermundigen

See also Notariatsprüfung (

As part of the notarial training in the Canton of Bern, the Institute of Notary Law and Practice offers regularly alternating lectures and tutorials:

KSL Nr. | Link
Lectures  Day/time Lecturer
104018 KSL | ILIAS Notary Public‘s Professional Practice I HS 2022: Thursday, 14:15 - 16:00
Prof. Dr. Stephan Wolf
101206 I KSL ILIAS Notary Public‘s Professional Practice II FS 2023: Thursday, 15:15 - 17:00 Prof. Dr. Stephan Wolf
101201 I KSL ILIAS Bernese Notary Law HS 2023: Thursday, 14:15 - 16:00 Prof. Dr. Stephan Wolf