State Authorised Translator

​If you have acquired your professional qualifications abroad, you must obtain recognition of your qualifications from the Norwegian authorities in order to practice the profession in Norway. The competent authority will assess whether you meet the requirements to practice the profession and use the professional title in Norway. You will find information about documentation requirements, the application process and regulations here.


About State Authorised Translator

Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual.
Please submit the application with attachments to the Norwegian School of Economics.

  • Evidence of qualifications from an EU/EEA country.
  • Application letter, copy of authorisation as a State Authorised Translator and other relevant documentation showing the scope and level of completed translator test from an EU/EEA country.
  • Norwegian language must be one of the translating languages.
  • Further documentation can be required.


All copies must be certified by a public servant and be titled 'Certified copy/ Copy in accordance with original', signed by the public servant and stamped with an official stamp. If one or more of the listed documents is missing or inadequate, we will not consider your application until these documents have been presented.

Language requirements:
Yes, see above.

Criteria/conditions for recognition:
If you acquired your professional qualifications in an EEA country or Switzerland, you may have the right to have your application processed in accordance with the Professional Qualifications Act and Regulations on the approval of professional qualifications. In addition, there are national regulations related to the practice of the profession as stipulated in Regulations relating to recognition as a State Authorised Translator.

Case processing deadlines:

The competent authority must acknowledge receipt of your application within 1 month of receipt and inform you of any missing documents.

The competent authority shall take a justified decision no later than 3 months following the submission of your complete application.

The Norwegian School of Economics does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

Right of appeal:
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the decision, you may appeal in writing, pursuant to Chapter VI of the Public Administration Act. If your application is processed in accordance with the Professional Qualifications Act, the right of appeal also applies if the competent authority has exceeded the case processing deadlines (see Case processing deadlines above).

Competent authority

Norwegian School of Economics
Helleveien 30
5045 Bergen

Tlf: (+47) 55 95 90 00

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