Applicants with professional qualifications from a country outside EU/EEA

What are you applying for?

If you have acquired your professional qualifications in a country not comprised by the EEA-agreement and want to apply for approval to work in a profession within the profession group electrical skilled worker, follow these instructions:

>> Electrical skilled worker

If you have acquired your professional qualifications and practical experience from a country not comprised by the EEA-agreement and want to apply for approval to work in a profession within the profession group professionally responsible for work related to electrical installations, follow these instructions:

>> Professionally responsible

About the process

To get the fastest possible processing time, make sure you:

  • Specify which profession you want approval to practice in Norway. You can only apply for approval to pursue a profession to which you are educated and have experience from abroad.
  • Provide all documentation in accordance with the list of documentation that you must attach to your application.

It is an advantage that you can speak and write a Scandinavian language, or that you can speak and write English.

Once we have received the required information and documentation, we will evaluate your professional qualifications. Response from DSB will be sent as a letter to the person who has assessed his / her professional qualifications.

Expected processing time

Applications will be processed as quickly as possible, and no later than 4 (four) months after the application has been satisfactorily documented. 

Note! Due to a large number of applications, we experience longer processing time and are not able to respond to applications/notifications within the above-mentioned deadlines.

Contact us

Before you call us, please check that you have followed the instructions how to obtain approval to work in a regulated profession within the profession group electrical skilled worker and the profession group professionally responsible for work related to electrical installations in Norway.

Phone number: +47 33 41 25 00
Phone hours Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 11:00


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