Approval - professionally responsible - outside EU/EEA

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 professional responsibility for work related to electrical installations, follow these instructions.

Use the instructions below to make sure you enclose the required information and documentation.

Specify the profession and type of installation

It is important that you specify which profession you want approval to practice in Norway. You can only apply for approval to practice a profession to which you have education and practice from abroad.

The profession group person who has the professional responsibility for work related to electrical installations consists of the following two different professions:

Profession
Professional responsibility for design of electrical installations
Professional responsibility for design, installing and maintenance of electrical installations owned by others (electrical contractor)

It is very important that your application contain information about the type of electrical installation you are going to have the professional responsibility for work related to in Norway. It is also important to give information whether you are going to have the professional responsibility for work related to electrical low-voltage installations or electrical high-voltage installations in Norway.

Types of electrical installations
Electrical low-voltage installations in automation systems
Electrical low-voltage installations on hydraulic systems and pneumatics systems in automation systems
Electrical low-voltage systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
Electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution grids, line networks, distribution systems, transformer substations and appurtenant equipment.
Electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution systems and electrical (high- and low-voltage) production facilities
Electrical installations to lift systems
Electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution systems limited to overhead power transmission lines.
Electrical (low-voltage) installations on rolling stock for railways and trams
Maritime electrical low-voltage systems

Maritime electrical high-voltage systems

Enclose the required documentation

To be able to evaluate your professional qualifications you must include the required documentation proving your education and work experience.

Enclosed documentation must be in PDF-format or JPG-format. Other formats and links to documents will not be processed by DSB.

These are the required documents:

  • CV that describes biographical data, dated education and dated relevant practical experience in the profession in question, that you want approval to exercise in Norway
  • Copy of the original school report or diploma from the education, including a list of subjects and transcript of grades and curriculum from the education
  • Copy of translated original school report or diploma from the education, including a list of subjects, transcript of grades and curriculum from the education,
  • Copy of the original approval, permission, authorization or other attestation of competence to perform the profession in question
  • Copy of translated original approval, permission, authorization or other attestation of competence to perform the profession in question
  • Copy of original references from current or former employers as proof of at least one year of practical experience in the profession in question, during the previous 10 years after graduation. Practical experience in the profession in question must be from another country outside Norway.
  • Copy of translated original references from current or former employers as proof of at least one year of practical experience in the profession in question, during the previous 10 years after graduation. Practical experience in the profession in question must be from another country outside Norway.
  • Copy of passport

Any kind of documentation that may help to facilitate the processing of the application is welcome.

Important:

  • All copies of documents must be stamped and signed by a notary public.
  • The application and all documentation must be translated by an authorized translator and should be translated primarily to English, secondary to Norwegian. The requirement for translation does not apply to persons with education from Sweden and Denmark.

Evaluation and requirements

When we have received your complete application, we will evaluate your professional qualifications in accordance with regulations for electrical enterprises and qualification requirements for work related to electrical installations and electrical equipment (fek).

If you are applying for approval to work as person with professional responsibility for design of electrical installations, you must be able to prove relevant education to this profession.

Evaluation of your professional qualifications will be based on that you can prove education to the profession in question, which is comparable to the Norwegian education to this profession.

DSB may also require proof of practical experience from work as person with professional responsibility for design of electrical installations, after completion and passing education, in the form of a certificate from current or former employer.

If you are applying for approval to work as person with professional responsibility for design, installation and maintenance of electrical installations owned by others (electrical contractor), you must be able to prove relevant education to this profession.

Evaluation of your professional qualifications will be based on that you can prove education to the profession in question, which is comparable to the Norwegian education to this profession.

DSB may also require proof of practical experience from work as person with professional responsibility for design, installation and maintenance of electrical installations owned by others (electrical contractor), after completion and passing education, in the form of a certificate from the current or former employer.

Evaluation of your professional qualifications will be based on that you can prove education to the profession in question, which is comparable to the Norwegian education to this profession.

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

You can send your application to DSB in three ways

  1. You can upload your application and documentation on Altinn
  2. You can send the application and documentation as e-mail to postmottak@dsb.no
  3. You can send your application and documentation by post to:
    The Norwegian Directorate for civil protection (DSB)
    Post Box 2014
    NO-3103 Tønsberg
    Norway


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