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Recognition of foreign vocational education and training

This is a recognition scheme for individuals who have completed vocational education and training at upper secondary school level. This is education that often leads to trade certificates or journeyman's certificates in Norway.

About the recognition

You can apply for this recognition if you have completed vocational education and training from Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland.

Documentation requirements

If you upload all the required documents when you apply, we can start processing your application earlier and you will receive our decision faster.

How to apply

To apply for recognition, it is necessary submit your application digitally through our application portal. We recommend you apply from PC/Mac and not from your mobile phone.

After you have applied

How your case is processed and when you will receive a decision.

Regulated professions

Below is an overview of professions regulated by the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EU). If you wish to work in one of these professions, you need authorisation/recognition of your professional qualifications.