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.Find the form at kartverket.no
Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual.
The authorization requirements apply to all Norwegian citizens and to citizens of countries outside the EEA area and Switzerland. For these, the requirements for education and practice etc. as mentioned in the Cadastral Act § 38 and the Cadastral Regulations chapter 14 a apply in full.
Citizens of the EEA or Switzerland may on further conditions, fulfill the requirements for obtaining an authorization or temporary permit pursuant to the Professional Qualifications Act.
Language test is not a requirement, but it is assumed that the professional has the language skills in Norwegian that are necessary to practice the statutory profession in Norway, cf. the Professional Qualifications Act § 15.
Language skills will often be necessary to carry out surveying business.
Criteria/conditions for recognition:
Citizens of the EEA or Switzerland:
• The statutory requirements appear from the Recognition of Professional Qualifications Act
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.
Temporary provision of services:
A professional who is legally established in another EEA state or Switzerland has the same right to practice the same profession temporarily in Norway. Since the profession in question involves a potential risk to public health or safety, the competent authority will check your qualifications and decide if you are allowed to provide the service.
The competent authority shall take a decision within 1 month of receiving your application on whether you are allowed to provide the service or if compensatory measures are necessary.
If the processing time exceeds 1 month, the competent authority will notify you regarding the delay. In such cases, the competent authority will provide a decision on your application within 2 months after the reason for the delay has been resolved.
Certificate/diploma of passed education and, if relevant, authorisation documentation.
Documentation of date of birth and national ID number, and, if applicable, documentation of change of name and citizenship.
Documents that are not in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must be translated into English or Norwegian. Translated documents must also be submitted in the original language.
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 recognition authority has exceeded the case processing deadlines (see Case processing deadlines above).
The Norwegian Mapping Authority
Postboks 600 Sentrum
Tlf: (+47) 32 11 80 00