Permanent approval electrical skilled worker - EU/EEA

If you have acquired your professional qualifications in a country comprised by the EEA-agreement and wish to apply for permanent approval to work in a profession within the profession group electrical skilled worker in Norway, follow these instructions.

Permanent approval means an approval to exercise a profession indefinitely.

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

Specify the profession

It is important that you specify which profession you want approval to practice in Norway. 

The profession group electrical skilled worker consists of the following 10 different professions:

Profession Types of electrical installations that can be build and maintained. Types of electrical equipment to be repaired.
Automation electrician Electrical low-voltage installations in automation systems
Automation mechanic Electrical low-voltage installations on hydraulic systems and pneumatics systems in automation systems
Electrician (low-voltage) Electrical low-voltage systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings
Electrical Equipment Repairer Repair of electrical equipment
Power-supply Fitter Electrician Electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution grids, line networks, distribution systems, transformer substations and appurtenant equipment.
Power-supply operator Monitoring and operating electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution systems and electrical (high- and low-voltage) production facilities
Lift electrician Electrical installations to and on lift systems
Power line electrician Electrical (low- and high-voltage) power distribution systems limited to overhead power transmission lines.
Repairer of electro-medical device Repair of electro-medical devices in classes IIa, IIb and III.
Train electrician Electrical (low- and high-voltage) installations on rolling stock for railways and trams

Enclose the required documentation

To be able to evaluate your professional qualifications we need you to 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 practice 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 certificate of completed apprenticeship contract (If this is a part of the education in the country you acquired your professional qualifications.)
  • Copy of translated original certificate of completed apprenticeship contract (If this is a part of the education in the country you acquired your professional qualifications.)
  • Copy of the original trade certificate in electrical subjects, craft certificate, journeyman certificate or other attestation of competence to the profession in question.
  • Copy of translated original trade certificate in electrical subjects, craft certificate, journeyman certificate or other attestation of competence to the profession in question.
  • Copy of original references from current or former employers as proof of at least one year 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 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) and the directive 2005/36/EC. 

Evaluation of your professional qualifications will be based on that you can document education to the profession that you apply for approval to practice in Norway.

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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