Cost overview - Services and examination fees of the USK

Valid from 1st of January 2017

1. Age classification

Examination type

Information

Regular (20 working days)

Express (12 working days)

Ad hoc (5 working days)

Regular Classification Committee procedure

Age classification for full versions or demos in accordance with Art. 14, Sec. 2 JuSchG.

1.200 EUR

1.800 EUR

3.000 EUR

Statement procedure (small Committee)

For an identical version of an already rated product (platform conversion).

For demo versions of already rated titles.

For expansions of already rated titles.

For game collections whose individual titles have already been rated.

For games equivalent to already rated titles (only up to „USK 6+“).

300 EUR

450 EUR

600 EUR

Special procedure – trailers

Trailer and trailer reels e.g. for public presentation.

300 EUR

450 EUR

600 EUR

Distributor classification

Consultancy result for the statutory self-classification of edutainment and infotainment software (in accordance with Art. 14, Sec. 7 JuSchG)
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300 EUR

450 EUR

600 EUR

Special procedure – print magazine discs

Age classification for discs accompanying print media containing playable games/ demos and/ or non-interactive material.

                 600 EUR

All fees exclusive of VAT

Deficiency rate: Applicable in case of severe technical defects that have not been communicated in advance causing considerable time expenditure with respect to the review process; resulting in a 250 Euro fee.

2. gamescom age classification

Examination type

Information

Regular (20 working days)

Express (12 working days)

gamescom demo

Applies to especially produced (trade show) demos as well as to incomplete, pre-release versions with accompanying and supporting material.

For the full version of the same title a new classification must be applied for. No guarantee for an identical rating in terms of demo/ pre-release and full version can be given.

600 EUR

900 EUR

Full version

Applies to final versions (including manual, pack shot and possibly factsheets and supporting documentation). Regular procedure with participation of the Classification Committee.

1.200 EUR

1.800 EUR

gamescom trailers

Applies to trailers, trailer reels and other material for public screening.

300 EUR

450 EUR

All fees exclusive of VAT

The examination will be completed within the listed deadlines, but guaranteed before gamescom.

3. Services for online and broadcast content providers

Service

Costs

Youth Protection State Agreement Basic Package

300 EUR

USK.online-Membership*

 

  Standard membership (revenue up to 10m EUR)

3.500 EUR / year

  Standard membership (revenue above 10m EUR)

4.500 EUR / year

  Premium membership (revenue up to 10m EUR)

4.500 EUR / year

  Premium membership (revenue above 10m EUR)

6.000 EUR / year

General consulting service charge for premium members*

80 EUR / hour

General consulting service charge for standard members*

100 EUR / hour

Consulting service for non-members

140 EUR / hour

Procedure with participation of the Classification Committee

According to prior agreement

Testing procedure for the appraisal of technical systems / youth protection programs

According to prior agreement

All fees exclusive of VAT

* Within the membership and in addition to the annual flat fee, further fees can arise based on optional and additional services or consultings, if the free consulting contingent of one hour per month (standard membership) respectively two hours per month (premium membership) is exceeded. Such services and consultings as well as external costs are invoiced separately after previous agreement.

* An affiliated company in terms of Art. 15 ff. AktG of a member of USK.online, which is also member of USK.online, can apply for a discount of 20% on the annual flat fee. Authorised for this discount is the respective company, which does not pay the highest membership fee.

4. Consulting

Service

Costs

Consulting

140 EUR / hour
1.100 EUR / day

Reduced rate for USK.online-members

See consulting service charge in 3.

All fees exclusive of VAT

Contact

Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK)
Torstr. 6
10119 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 30 240 8866 0
Fax: +49 30 240 8866 29

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Submission form

Here you can find the submission form for an age classification.

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Cost overview - Services and examination fees of the USK