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.

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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 one year 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:

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 the Norwegian Debt Collection Act and the Debt Collection Regulations.

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 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:

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

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

E-mail: post@finanstilsynet.no
Tlf: (+47) 22 93 98 00

Office address: Revierstredet 3, 0151 Oslo

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