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.

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

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

  • Confirmation of permit from the home state (evidence of professional qualifications).
  • Diploma, including a transcript of grades.
  • If relevant,certificate of employment documenting relevant practice.
  • Transcript of police records

Permit based on a law degree taken abroad

  • Documentation of a law degree including information that the degree is recognised as equivalent to a Master of Laws or an equivalent law degree.
  • Documentation of two years of practice

Permit based on a foreign licence to practise law

  • Documentation that the applicant holds a licence to practice law in his/her home state and is authorised to practice law in Norway by the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice

Applicants with professional qualifications from EEA states where the profession is not regulated

  • Documentation of practice in the home state (evidence of professional qualifications).
  • Diploma, including a transcript of grades.
  • If relevant, certificate of employment documenting relevant practice in Norway.
  • Transcript of police records


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

Language requirements:

No, but the competent authority may require proof of sufficient Norwegian language knowledge necessary for practicing the profession.

Criteria/conditions for recognition:

The statutory requirements for being granted a permit (licence) to engage in estate agency activities for individuals and enterprises are stipulated in the Norwegian Estate Agency Act.

Aptitude test:

The content of an education taken abroad will normally differ considerably from the education required in Norway in the fields of law, real estate practice and completion of tasks. Applicants are therefore normally required to take an aptitude test.

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 does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

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).

Competent 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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