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.

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.

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Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual. Please use application link above to submit your application with attachments to the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway.

Applicants with evidence of formal qualifications from an EEA state where the profession is regulated:

  • Evidence of professional qualifications.
  • Transcript of police records.

Applicants with evidence of formal qualifications from an EEA state where the profession is not regulated:

  • Evidence of professional qualifications, including certificate of employment. documenting at least two years of practice as a Debt Collector.
  • Transcript of police records.

Requirements for debt collectors

  • The applicant must have a record of good conduct.
  • The applicant must be suited to be the de facto manager of a debt collection business.


  • Documents that are not in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must be translated into English or Norwegian. 

Language requirements:

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway can demand that the applicant document that he/she has sufficient language skills to practice auditing in Norway. 

Criteria/conditions for recognition:

The statutory requirements for being granted a debt collection licence are stipulated in the Norwegian Debt Collection Act and the Debt Collection Regulations.

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.


The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway charge a fee for processing applications for recognition. A fee corresponding to four times the court fee. This amounts to NOK 4520.

The invoice will be sent to the applicant after the decision is made.

Right of appeal:

You have the right to appeal against the recognition authority‚Äôs 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).

Recognition authority

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway
P.O. Box 1187 Sentrum,
NO-0107 Oslo

Tlf: (+47) 22 93 98 00

Office address: Revierstredet 3, 0151 Oslo

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