Fork lift truck operator - Telescopic handler/variable reach truck (Certificate category C1)

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.

Fork lift truck operator - Telescopic handler/variable reach truck (Certificate category C1) (approval of foreign professional qualifications)

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Applications can only be submitted by the professional/individual. Please submit your application with attachments to the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.

  • Proof of nationality.
  • Evidence of formal qualifications issued in another EEA country or Switzerland.

Language requirements:

No.

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.

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.

Fees:

The Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority does not charge a fee for processing applications for recognition.

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 Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority
P.O. Box 4720 Sluppen,
NO-7468 Trondheim

E-mail: post@arbeidstilsynet.no 
Tlf: (+47) 73 19 97 00

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