In order to perform the profession and use the professional title in Norway you need to meet certain minimum requirements from laws and regulations. If you have obtained your professional qualification abroad, you must apply for recognition from Norwegian authorities. You will find information about documentation requirements and the application process here.
Please submit the application electronically via the service Application form for specialist approval. If you do not already have a Norwegian national ID-number, you will need to register a user account for the Altinn services. Please access the registration procedure here.Start service
Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual.
Please submit the application electronically via the service Application form for specialist approval
Criteria/conditions for recognition:
The statutory requirements for being entitled to authorisation are stipulated in the Regulation relating to specialist approval, Section 7a, and the Norwegian Health Personnel Act, Section 48 a.
Case processing deadlines:
The recognition authority must respond to the applicant within one month of receiving the application for recognition.
The recognition authority must have completed its consideration of the application within three months of the application being complete.
Everyone who applies for specialist approval must pay a fee. The amount differs depending on the type of application.
The fee is paid via Altinn when you register your application for specialist approval.
Right of appeal:
You have the right to appeal against the recognition authority’s decision. The decision can be appealed pursuant to the provisions of the Norwegian Administration Act Chapter VI.
The right of appeal also applies if the recognition authority has exceeded the case processing deadline (see Case processing deadlines above).
Directorate of Health
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